Bhubaneswar, November 21 ( Odisha.in ) Prasant Satpathy, 39-year old young Director from Orissa has produced the first TV serial for the Afgan Television .
The serial named as ” Palwasha ” is considered as the first step for woman empowerment and prove a struggle for survival through social respect.
Prasant who was working in Doordarshan (TV Channel of India), the biggest Public Broadcaster in India, as an Asstt. Producer than Producer since Nov.1993 to July 2004.
My major assignment was working in Production (producing programmes), Presentation & Coordination wing of Doordarshan Sports Channel, Central Production Center, (CPC) New Delhi. Doordarsha is presently working as a Director Video Department (Head of Department) in an International Media NGO (HQ at Paris, France) named AINA Media & Culture Center, Kabul, Afghanistan, from July 2004 and continuing till date, Prasant says.
Prasant says,” My present 3+ years experience as a Director (Head of the Department) Video Department in AINA International Media NGO at Kabul, Afghanistan is big experience to work in a war torn country where Freedom of Expression is still far reach.
The prime goal and objective of the organization is to train and make self sustain (especially woman) of youths in the field of film making.
The first camerawomen and women video film makers were trained by my department just after fall of Taliban Regime. The same legacy is still continuing to provide training to become professionals.
Starting from the Management, Planning, and Coordination with major international donors (like USAID, IOM, UNICEF, UNDP, World Bank, US Embassy, Asia Foundation, US Army etc.) and Production of big project films are my normal work assignment.
I have wide experience in designing and producing promotional films for various media campaigns in Afghanistan. Two major campaigns throughout Afghanistan are “Back to school” (Girls Education in Afghanistan) & “Iodine Salt Uses” for UNICEF were my biggest assignment for the year 2005. “
“Palwasha”, (Rays of Rising Sun), a TV serial that seeks to preserve and protect the Afghan tradition and culture, while simultaneously giving the Afghan people a serial of their own that is also capable of competing with Indian standard of media.
Excellence knows no boundary, in my beginning is my end and in my end is my beginning. This is the beginning of story Palwasha.
As I remembered it was one of the very early morning that day, just Sun about to rise in the horizon of east, Azan sounded in Musjid, the first rays of rising sun touches to earth, in this holy moment Palwasha, Palwasha born with new hope to spread light and remove darkness, fight against vices to restore virtues.
When we thought to give birth Palwasha, at the first instance flashes came to my mind to remember the long sufferings of Afghan women behind their Burkha.
Then thought conceived and we visualise to give new shape of Palwasha as a torch bearer to promote social justice in the length and breadth of country.
From the very childhood as a friend, philosopher and guide we up bring Palwasha with morals to feed. Then educate her in order to respect Islamic values with social traditions, we teach her and even finally we molded her to make a judge. Now she stands tall and never mind to look back.
Now Palwasha created history to became a first woman Judge in the Provincial Court. Her devotion and honesty never daunted her to take any bold and fare decision even against to her family members.
When she seats in the chair of Judge, respects Law & Justice, gives the best judgement, all are equal in her eyes. An unforgettable moment when she announce life imprisonment decision to her own brother Arman in a crowded court.
For fraction of time her sisterly affections and emotions weaken her hand and heart, but her inner conscience awake and remind her position and responsibility. Any wrong action never forgives her in the name of Great God.
Palwasha like being amongst Afghan Woman and every one has a story to tell! She likes to hear their tales, and she love to tell her stories… when she is in camera… she saw the colors of emotions… she hear music in silences…and she share them all…and even desire for more…
After all Palwasha proved herself as proud daughter of the soil and examples for many strugglers those who have dreams to fulfil and saviour for poor and deprived human beings waiting for social justice in the country.
Many success many failures but after all she is winner and she is Palwasha – Rays of Rising Sun. The TV serial has become extremely popular in Afganisthan.
Prasant a successful director was awarded “DOORDARSHAN NATIONAL AWARD – 2004” As a Best Documentary Producer of the year for a biographical film “Beyond Rainbows”. (Tribute to Nobel Laureate Dr. C.V. Raman, on the occasion of International Celebration of 75 Years of “Raman Effect”). The biggest Public Broadcasting Award of India.