Delegate Cell opens; Pass distribution begins
Thiruvananthapuram: The Delegate Cell at the 25th International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) was inaugurated at the Tagore Theatre by the KTDC Chairman M Vijayakumar on Monday. As a part of felicitating the health personnel in the state, the first delegate pass for the festival was handed over to Shiva Moly, by the Chalachithra Academy Chairman Kamal.
Shiva Moly is a staff nurse at the SAT Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram, who has been rendering the longest duration of service in the district against the COVID pandemic outbreak in the state.
In his keynote address, Kamal said the festival strictly follows the prescribed COVID protocols and prevention methods. Delegates have been advised to wear masks and maintain social distancing even inside the theatres. He added that the 25th IFFK will be a model for all the festivals conducted across the world.
Chalachithra Academy Vice-Chairperson Bina Paul, Executive Member VK Joseph, Secretary Ajoy Chandran, and Treasurer Santhosh Jacob were present. Registered delegates will be able to collect their passes from the counters set up at the Tagore Theatre premises on furnishing COVID negative certificates.
Seven counters are arranged at the Tagore Theatre for the delegate pass distribution. The passes will be distributed from 9 am till 7 pm today and tomorrow. Delegates will be able to collect their festival kit which includes pass, mask, and festival book only after submitting the COVID negative certificate.