A short film Saving Mother by Tashi Norden Lepcha won a short film contest for promoting responsible waste management. The contest called Let’s Talk Trash was hosted by the Rural Development Department and WWF India with Zero Waste Himalayan Group.
The film also won popular choice award based on the votes by the audience. All total 19 entries, 17 from Sikkim and 2 for Darjeeling were submitted for the contest. 11 shortlisted films were then screened at the Janta Bhawan in Gangtok.
The second prize was presented to Pockets Over Plastics by Adwit Shrestha and the third place went to, To The Place Where We Belong by Bishal Subba. The winner won a cash prize of Rs 25,000, Rs 15,000 to the second-place winner and Rs 10,000 to the third-place winner. They were also given a certificate for participation.