TIFFest’15 was held at Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh (India) on August 26–27, 2015. Bollywood legend Waheeda Rehman attended the festival and gave away the prizes. Renowned film-critic and writer Bhawana Somaaya, who is also the Honourary Chairperson of TIFF, presided over the event and delivered the inaugural address.
These specially-abled students gave an outstanding and flawless dance performance at the fest. It is to be noted that these girls can neither talk nor hear anything.
Bollywood legend and wildlife photographer Waheeda Rehman lights up the lamp along with Bhawana Somaaya to officially inaugurate the fest.
PCCF of Nagaland Shri M Lokeswara Rao receives the Tigerland India Biodiversity Conservation Award 2015 from Waheeda Rehman.
Waheeda Rehman and Bhawana Somaaya with senior forest officials and TIFF organisers inside a national park of Madhya Pradesh.
Waheeda -- the wildlife photographer
Waheeda Rehman in the avatar of a wildlife photographer.
Lighting up the lamp
PCCF & HoFF Madhya Pradesh Shri Narendra Kumar lights up the lamp.
Top forest officers from Madhya Pradesh and Nagaland attended the event.
Waheeda ji with specially-abled girls
Dignitaries release the TIFF Yearbook 2015
Waheeda ji had a hearty interaction with specially abled girls--all through smiles.
Shri Vinay Varman
MPEDB CEO Shri Vinay Varman receives his memento from Waheeda ji.
Shri Suhas Kumar
PCCF Shri Suhas Kumar receives his memento from Waheeda ji.
Waheeda ji flanked by Bhawana Somaaya and Abhinandan Shukla interact with the TV and print media in Bhopal at the post-exhibition press conference.
Shri Animesha Shukla
PCCF Shri Animesha Shukla receives his memento from Waheeda ji.
Shri Pramod Verma
Director General MPCOST Shri Pramod Verma being welcomed by TIFF Director Abhinandan Shukla.
Bhawana Somaaya addresses the audience as Chairperson TIFF.
The Ageless Beauty
Waheeda Rehman poses with the performers.
TIFFest 2015 was supported by Madhya Pradesh Forest Department, Madhya Pradesh Tourism, Madhya Pradesh State Biodiversity Board, Madhya Pradesh Ecotourism Development Board, Madhya Pradesh Minor Forest Produce Corporation Ltd., Madhya Pradesh Council of Science and Technology, and 92.7 BIG FM.
Madhya Pradesh Ecotourism Development Board
Madhya Pradesh Forest Department
Madhya Pradesh Council of Science & Technology
M.P. State Minor Forest Produce Co-op. Ltd.
M.P. State Biodiversity Board