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The Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting, Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore lighting the lamp to inaugurate the Bhojpuri Film Festival, in New Delhi on February 03, 2017.

Bhojpuri Films have created brand equity for itself: Col. Rathore

New Delhi(PIB)3/2/17;Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore has said that Bhojpuri Films Industry have created a unique place for itself in the field of cinema in the last few years. Bhojpuri as language is spoken in many countries in South Asia and the Bhojpuri films have viewership outside the country too. The Minister stated during his address at the inauguration of Bhojpuri Film Festival here today at Siri Fort Auditorium.The opening film of the festival was the first Bhojpuri feature film “Ganga Maiya Tohe Piyari Chadhaibo” directed by Kundan Kumar & produced by Bishwanath Prasad Shahabadi. There was a cultural show designed especially for the event by the Songs & Drama Division under the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.

The festival will be a kaleidoscope of National Award winning films, films selected in Indian Panorama section of IFFI and other prominent and box office hits.The three days Bhojpuri Film Festival from 3rd to 5th Feb, 2017 is organized by Directorate of Film Festivals. This is a unique opportunity for people to get taste of Bhojpuri culture through cuisine and cinema. Visitors will get an absolute Bhojpuri experience with the film screenings. Film screenings will be followed up with cultural programmes, exhibition-cum-sale of Madhubani Paintings, handicraft exhibitions and food stalls.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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