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Microsoft's short film ‘Ladoo ki Khoj’ celebrates educators on Teachers day

As we celebrate Teacher’s Day this year, Microsoft India released a new short film titled Ladoo ki Khoj to celebrate the evergreen spirit of learning and its foremost enabler... India’s teachers! The film aims to remind everyone of the invaluable role educators play, a community whose very purpose resonates with Microsoft’s own mission of enabling every individual to achieve more.

Over the last year, the pandemic has disrupted education systems around the world; however, we saw various innovative ways in which teachers strived to constantly adapt to the evolving environment, reinvent their teaching styles and overcome all possible challenges to ensure learning never stops, making this moment even more significant.

The film leads with an endearing scenario where Laddu, a curious kid and the film’s protagonist, is willing to go to any length to find the answers to his questions. While his curiosity leads him to certain clues, it is his teacher and Microsoft Teams that finally help him understand how the world we live in works. The film is a fitting ode to how teachers, with the support of technology, have been integral to the learning journey of children across India and celebrates the spirit of every teacher who continues to open their heart and home to ensure learning never stops. We owe it to them each day to help our curious ones find the right answers and be #FutureReady. The film also features how Microsoft Teams has been supporting the evolving needs of teachers and students to thrive in the era of hybrid learning, even in the remotest parts of India.

The film has been released on Microsoft India’s presence across Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube, and is powered for accessibility with subtitles and audio descriptions.

Speaking about the film, Hitu Chawla, Chief Marketing Officer, Microsoft India, said, “The pandemic has changed the dynamics for all, especially teachers, who have had to ensure that learning continues, is inclusive and most of all, engaging. In light of the challenges teachers faced in achieving quality education over the past year, this Teacher’s Day is of even greater importance. This film by Microsoft is a tribute to the undying passion and commitment of teachers across India who helped their students adapt in a year of change and toasts the spirit of learning and teaching.”

Hitesh, Founder, Crazy Brutes, shared “Our brief was directed towards recognising the invaluable contribution of teachers and how Microsoft is supporting their endeavours amid the pandemic. After a lot of ideation sessions, we decided to keep the treatment of the film simple yet uplifting, to bring to life the stories of these teachers and students alike. We are confident this film will strongly resonate with people.”

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