Independence Day Film Festival Launched in India

Independence Day Film Festival Launched in India
Independence Day Film Festival Launched in India

Independence Day Film Festival Launched in India

India’s Minister for Information & Broadcasting (I&B), inaugurated today a week-long “Independence Day Film Festival” at Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi.

The Minister said that the 70th year of India’s Independence offered an opportunity to take the country from Swaraj to Suraj under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

This, the Minister said, would enable the country to fight the long-standing ills plaguing the society and take the nation to newer heights.

[ आओ मिल कर करें एक नये और समृद्ध भारत का निर्माण ]

He added, that every Indian Citizen was equal and there was no room for anybody to discriminate against any other individual. For the nation to achieve faster progress on all fronts, every section of the society irrespective of caste, creed, religion, region and language should be part of the growth story.

Addressing the audience on the philosophy of Indian Freedom Struggle, Naidu said that many countries fought for their freedom and became independent but the Indian Freedom Movement was unique in the sense that it showed to the world the power of non-violence and democratic principles.

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He said that people from different walks of life from different parts of the country contributed to the freedom movement including educationists, lawyers, leaders, farmers, artists and ordinary men and women.

Speaking about the rich history of Indian cinema and the context in which the movies were produced, the Minister mentioned that India’s victory in 1965 war had fired the imagination of a young film actor Manoj Kumar in Mumbai which lead to the making of Upkar in 1967.

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The Minister said that the festival provided an opportunity to the school children especially from public schools who attended the festival to be inspired by the history of the great leaders and freedom fighters.

School Education in India
School Education in India

The opening Film for the festival Gandhi directed by Sir Richard Attenborough was screened after the inaugural ceremony.

The festival would take place from 12th August to 18th August, 2016 and 20 films will be screened during the period.

Photo courtesy: Press Information Bureau

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