HYDERABAD, SEPTEMBER 18, 2023: A documentary film titled “India’s GreenHeart Dusharla Satyanarayana” about 69-year-old environmentalist Dusharla Satyanarayana from Suryapet in Telangana will be screened in Delhi. The documentary screening will also be followed by a discussion.
The produced and directed by Hyderabad-based Chilkuri Sushil Rao will be screened at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Ministry of Culture, Government of India during the 4th Nadi Utsav being held from September 22-24 at INGCA, Janpath building, New Delhi.
During the three-days, 15 documentaries made by filmmakers from across the country will be screened. As part of the Nadi Utsav, a national seminar on ‘Thanking the river: Revitalizing the harmony between human and river life’ will be held.
This seminar aims to provide a platform to scholars, academicians, researchers and relevant stakeholders to deliberate and discuss the relevance of rivers and water bodies for all forms of life. The seminar also has an objective to redefine the very notion of sustainable development, with special reference to the Riverine culture.
The documentary “India’s GreenHeart Dusharla Satyanarayana” is about Dusharla Satyanarayana, a nature lover and environmentalist who has created a forest on his 70 acre of ancestral land at Raghavapuram near Suryapet town in Telangana, India. He started developing the forest more than six decades ago and preserves it. He fell in love with nature when he was a child and has demonstrated that with resolve and interest one can actually raise an entire forest.
Satyanarayana is well-known in the country for bringing to the notice of the authorities for providing clean and potable drinking water to the people of Nalgonda district who were suffering because of fluoride. In his forest, he maintains a lake where lotuses bloom providing a magnificent sight. Government officials, environmentalists, bird watchers and green warriors visit the very well-preserved forest in all its glory.