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Three-day Film festival showcasing the best of Indian Patriotic Films

Newdelhi:13/8/21:In order to ensure wide participation and awareness for the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, commemorating 75 years of Indian Independence, the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has curated a series of innovative programmes to celebrate the Mahotsav under the overall spirit of “Janbhagidari and Jan Andolan”. The objective is to ensure the involvement of the people in recalling the spirit of sacrifice and patriotism in the journey towards a New India. Media Units have outlined a series of synergistic programmes across the country through different modes and mediums.

One of the key aspects of the synergistic programming is to recall the contribution of freedom fighters including the ‘Unsung Heroes’ of the freedom struggle. All India Radio will be launching a unique innovative programme, “Azadi Ka Safar Akashvani Ke Saath” on National as well as Regional channels from 16th August 2021. The five minutes daily capsule based on eminent freedom fighters and giving an account of major historical and political events of the day will be aired at 8:20 AM (Hindi) and 8:50 AM (English). Taking forward the spirit of Janbhagidari, AIR is also organizing “National and Regional Amrit Mahotsav theme Quiz from 16th August 2021 (Hindi: 8 AM to 8:30 AM and English: 8:30 AM to 9 AM).

Starting from 16th August 2021, DD Network will telecast a five minutes daily capsule giving an account of major historical and political events of that day. The programme will be telecast by DD News at 8:55 AM and DD India at 8:30 AM every day. Doordarshan has packaged a set of films that highlight the spirit of patriotism and sacrifice. Films like Hindustan ki Kasam and Tiranga will be showcased on 15th of August, 2021. A special series of sectoral programmes on themes such as Start-ups, Defense, Space and Landmark Legislations have also started broadcasting. DD will dedicate a full day of special coverage to Independence Day, including live telecasts from the Red Fort, along with special shows to mark the important occasion.

NFDC will be streaming iconic films like Gandhi, Making of Mahatma, Ghare Baire, on its OTT platform www.cinemasofindia.com from 15th to 17th August 2021. During the same period, the Films Division will also commemorate the occasion with a three-day film festival showcasing films on freedom fighters and the Indian freedom struggle. These film festivals will be organized in coordination with institutions across the country to reach out to a wider audience.

The Social Media platforms of the Ministry are also reaching out to the people through informative AV content on various aspects of India’s freedom struggle. In order to engage the youth and children, it is also inviting videos from internet users on various themes which will be featured on its platforms.

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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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