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Young Indian filmmakers experience inspirational Australian study adventure

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Two adventurous Indian secondary school student filmmakers have had an inspirational study visit to the University of Queensland, Australia, thanks to an online video competition organised by The Australian Trade and Investment Commission.

The “Film Fly Experience Australia” schools video competition challenged Indian students from ninth to eleventh grades to submit a video offering creative solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems, from cybersecurity to sustainable agriculture, rewarding their efforts with a study tour of a leading Australian tertiary institution.

This year’s winners, Ms Abinaya Kanaharatnam and Ms Harini Raveendran, two secondary students from Alpha Wisdom Vidyashram Senior Secondary School in Tiruchirappalli, won the competition with their video showcasing food security in a world of diminishing resources. They travelled 9,582km to experience university life at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, opening their eyes to the value of international study, whilst forging new friendships, trying Vegemite for the first time and even meeting a koala.

Their winning video, which you can watch here, features the young students investigating ‘zero-budget agriculture’, companion planting, evaporation prevention, sheet mulching techniques and other sustainable practices implemented on sustainable Indian farms.

Abinaya and Harini were accompanied by their teacher, Mrs Noel Sophia Benedict, who was delighted to be helping her students tackle such a critical issue.

“India has a long history of agriculture. Over centuries, farmers in this country devised practices to keep our farms sustainable so as to protect and preserve the natural........

© Asian Correspondent