Whistling Woods International students initiate a 'Clean India' campaign on Gandhi Jayanti

Hrithik Roshan and SubhashGhai join the students in their initiative to encourage their efforts

Mumbai, October 2, 2014: After getting relief from court hassles, Whistling Woods International is all set to start its new journey on a positive and fresh note. Inspired by the new Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, the students of Whistling Woods International initiated a ‘Clean India’ campaign on the special day of Gandhi Jayanti. They cleaned and beautified the Filmcity premises, within which their institute is located. Impressed by the noble thoughts of the students and their effort, Hrithik Roshan and Subhash Ghai joined the campaign.

Talking about this development, Subhash Ghai, Founder & Chairman, WWI, said, “I am proud that my students have taken an initiative to do something for the environment and chosen the birthday of the father of our nation to start the same. We will extend our complete support and participation to ensure that this campaign is a success and sustainable.”

Prior to the campaign, a screening of Shyam Benegal’s Making of the Mahatma was held for the students. Shyam Benegal too graced the occasion with his presence and encouraged the students. The staff and students were allotted various areas for cleaning and beautifying within and outside the campus. Also, tree plantation and transplantation was done by students, staff, management and Hrithik Roshan too.

Excited about the initiative, Hrithik Roshan said, “It’s a great thing that these students are doing. It is honour to be a part of this campaign. I would like to further propagate and spread the word among my peers and colleagues and urge them to be a part of this campaign and keep the city and our nation clean.”

To further promote this initiative, the students utilized the social media to spread the message. They have started a virtual campaign on the lines of the ice bucket challenge. Live videos and images of staff and students cleaning their respective locality and nominating others to be a part of the initiative were uploaded on social media.

Whistling Woods International (WWI) is renowned for programmes and courses that are intensive and offer world-class education in all aspects of animation, film, fashion, media and communication. The studentslearn from working professionals and stalwarts of the industry.The campus includes in-house facilities like studios, high-tech cameras and equipment, faculty, weekly celebrity master classes, specialisedcurriculum and student productions.

The school also includes a Sony Technology Centre in Mumbai which is the 3rd facility in the world, the 1st and 2nd being in Hollywood, USA and UK respectively.