The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Urban (PMAY-U) launched two unique initiatives, Khushiyon Ka Aashiyana– Short Film contest 2021 and Awas Par Samvaad – series of 75 seminars and workshops, to take ahead the Prime Minister’s vision of ‘Housing for All’. Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Urban (PMAY-U) is one of the world’s largest affordable housing Missions.
Both the initiatives are being implemented on a challenge & competition mode and are among other several events proposed as part of ‘Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav‘, a programme of the Government of India ‘to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of progressive India and the glorious history of its people, culture and achievement’. The Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs) of both have already been released.
For the short film contest, applications are invited from PMAY-U beneficiaries, students, youth, members of the civil society, institutions and individual/groups on the broad theme of six years journey of PMAY-U Mission and how it has impacted the lives of people, thereby bringing transformation, dignity and enabling empowerment. The competition is open to all Indian nationals above the age of 18 years and the final date for submission is September 1. The results will be declared on September 30, 2021, and 25 each winner will be rewarded in three categories with cash prizes of Rs 25000, Rs 20000 and Rs 12500 along with a certificate.
‘Awas Par Samvaad’ aims to create awareness and promote discussion, deliberation and dissemination on ‘Housing for All’ among multiple stakeholders belonging to varied streams of learning and practices, e.g. engineering, urban community development, planning, finance, etc. This will be done through 75 nationwide workshops and seminars to be conducted between July 1 to September 30, 2021, by educational institutions and Primary Lending Institutions in association with States/UTs. These workshops can be held offline through a classroom model, adhering to all COVID-19 best practices or via online medium. MoHUA will issue a certificate of participation to all participants.