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Movies can play an important role in exposing and eliminating the menace of terrorism and radicalism:Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Mumbai:7/10/17; Stating that India has all the facilities and resources to become a “film tourism hub”, Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said movies can play an important role in exposing and eliminating the menace of terrorism and radicalism.

The Minority Affairs Minister was addressing a ‘Global Film Tourism Conclave’ organised by PHD Chamber of Commerce and Ind

The Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi felicitating the Ambassador of Romania to the India, Mr. Radu Dobre, at the “Global Film Tourism Conclave”, in Mumbai on October 07, 2017.

ustry in suburban Mumbai. Naqvi said that Indian film industry has been playing a key role in eliminating various social evils, creating an atmosphere against various social problems and also towards bringing social reforms.

The Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi lighting the lamp at the “Global Film Tourism Conclave”, in Mumbai on October 07, 2017.  	The Minister of Tourism, Maharashtra, Shri Jaykumar Rawal and other dignitaries are also seen.

al and reformist issues. Films can play an important role in eliminating the menace of terrorism and radicalism,” he said. He added that film makers from across the world have their own favourite places in India to shoot films.

“India is geographically, socially and culturally a rich and beautiful country. In India, from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and from Gujarat to northeast states, beautiful locations attract not only domestic, but also foreign film makers to shoot their movies at these places,” he said.

He added that the Centre and various state governments encourage film makers from across the country and the world to make film in their regions. “We should provide information to the entire world about these promotional programmes,” he said. He also said that India has all the “facilities, possibilities and resources” to become a “film tourism hub”.

He added that organisations such as PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry can play an important role in encouraging these possibilities. Naqvi said that India is one of the few countries in the world, where the film sector has an industry status.

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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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