Archive for October, 2020

ICMEI Congratulated Turkmenistan on National Day

October 27, 2020
National Day of Turkmenistan Celebrated at ICMEI

Mumbai: “I on behalf of ICMEI and complete media and entertainment industry along with art and culture fraternity take this opportunity to extend my heartiest congratulations to H.E. Shalar Geldynazarov Ambassador of Turkmenistan to India and the people of Turkmenistan on the National Day (Independence Day) which falls on 27th October,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah Founder of Noida Film City & President of International Chamber of Media And Entertainment Industry.

India enjoys close, friendly and historical ties with Turkmenistan. ‘Turkman Gate’ built in Delhi in 1650s bears testimony to this friendship. Indian films and TV serials are popular here with Turkmen people. Similarly, Indian music also holds a special place in the hearts of Turkmen people informed Dr. Marwah who is also the Chair for Indo Turkmenistan Film And Cultural Forum.

The forum was launched by then the member parliament Gandhian Nirmala Deshpandey and H.E. Dr. Chinar Tadjievna Rustamova then the Cultural Councillor & Charge d’ Affairs of Embassy of Turkmenistan in India during the on going celebration of the 50th anniversary of Bairam Khan. A documentary film on Turkmenistan made by AAFTian Gulshan Dang was also released on the same day recollected Dr. Sandeep Marwah.

ASB New Batch Inaugurated by Suresh Prabhu

October 26, 2020
New Batch of Asian School of Business Inaugurated by Member Parliament Suresh Prabhu

Noida: “I congratulate Dr. Sandeep Marwah, President, Asian Education Group (AEG) for  starting this college and also for naming all his institutions as “Asian” this shows your vision and capability to reach to the World. All challenges and changes of the world are related to management, whether it is a problem or a solution, always strive to become a part of a solution and steer clear of becoming a part of a problem” said Suresh Prabhu, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha and former Minister of Railways, Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation while delivering his address from virtual platform on the inauguration of new batch of Asian School of Business.

“Tomorrow, the world will be a very different world. The pandemic has raised a lot of question marks around our social and economic existence and we need to think completely differently. You would be the first generation who will enter a completely different world,” added Suresh Prabhu.

“Life is unpredictable. Don’t decide anything now. Listen, see, understand and then decide. But always remember, there’s no short cut to success. Work hard, give your best, see what are the trends in today’s time. See your strength … work on them. Success is all about hard work, hard work, and hard work!” said Dr. R.S. Sodhi, Managing Director, AMUL-Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Limited.

Delivering the keynote address, Dr. Sandeep Marwah, President, Asian Education Group (AEG) welcomed all the new students on board of Asian School of Business and enlivened the ambiance with his inspiring speech.

The Directors of Asian Education Group Dr. Lalitya Vir Srivastava, Saurab Sharma and Gurdeep Singh also expressed in details the importance of education and training at Asian School of Business. The session concluded with the customary ‘Vote of Thanks’ delivered by Dr. Maroof Ahmad Mir, Associate Dean, Asian School of Business.

Footvolley Marches Ahead In International Scene-Sandeep Marwah

October 24, 2020
India and Netherland Will Work Together to Promote Footvolley

Mumbai: International Web Conference between India and Netherlands was recently organised to discuss the prospects of World Footvolley  Tournament to be held in India in November 2021.

The Footvolley Association of India is planning to host an International tournament of Footvolley in India next year sometimes in October and would like to invite the international team of Netherland to be the part the games. Your participation will enhance the tournament,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah President Marwah Studios, Patron to Footvolley Association of India and National Chairman , Media And Entertainment Committee of BIS, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Government of India while talking to the players of Netherland in a web meet organise to interact & to invite them.

“ I extend my special thanks to all of you on behalf of my team and my country for the invitation. We are ready to be the part of this great sports event,” answered Erik Drenth  an International Footvolley Player, Coach and President of Footvolley Team of Netherlands 

Ram Avtar  Founder & President Footvolley Association of India greeted all the players and assured their comfortable stay and proper arrangements  for the international teams.

Mubarak Gul 6 times MLA,  and Advisor of then the Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir Umar Abdulla and Former Assembly Speaker Jammu & Kashmir was also present on the meet, he has been recently nominated as the Patron to the organization.

A.K. Muhammad Ashraf General Secretary Footvolley Association of India,

Dr. I. M. Makkubhai Vice-President Footvolley Association of India who also hosted and conducted the event. The meet was supported by Indo Netherland Film And Cultural Forum of ICMEI.

Indian Footvolley Team Catching International Status- Sandeep Marwah

October 23, 2020
Indo American Meet on Footvolley

Mumbai: A conference was planned between the Indian players and American players to join hands in promoting game of Footvolley in India and also at international platform. Many points were discussed during the discussion on web.

“I am pleased to meet the enthusiastic players of Footvolley from both the nation India and USA. We still have to bring in zest in the this game in India as not many people are still familiar with the game. Continuous hammering to the press, Sports events and finally the competitions and tournament will take the games to new platform,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah President Marwah Studios, Patron to Footvolley Association of India & Chairman for Media and Entertainment Committee of Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Government of India.

 “We are ready to cooperate to our best to the Indian Footvolley association, need to be we are ready to part with trainers and coach to your team. The games are going through a tough time because of Pandemic, but we will keep our practice on,” said  Sergio Menezes President Footvolley Association of USA.

Sergio Menezes is the  Founder & CEO of Pro Footvolley Tour. He is the sport’s foremost personality, promoter, and executive in North America.  Menezes is synonymous with footvolley in the United States. He is a rare, and unique, executive who carefully, and patiently, re-packaged a Brazilian sport into mainstream acceptance in America.

“We are planning to have  an international Footvolley tournament in the month of November 2021 and would like You and your team to participate and grace this sports event. We would also like to invite you for a seminar with Indian sports person in due course of time,”

said Ram Avtar president of Footvolley Association of India  (F.V.A.I.), a highly talented personality and recipient of number of national and international awards in sports.  

 A. K. Muhammad Ashraf Secretary General Footvolley Association of India, Mukesh Sharma President Delhi Footvolley Association, Devender Saini President Footvolley Association of Haryana  and Balram Sharma Press Chief Editor from Haryana were also present there. The event was supported by Indo American Film And Cultural Forum.

Virtual Education Is Next Big Thing- Sandeep Marwah

October 23, 2020
New First Virtual School in Dehradun Inaugurated by Chief Minister of Uttarakhand

Dehradun: “Virtual education is one of the most important innovation of this time, It is the best alternate to traditional method of teaching, we have learned in Pandemic. It is quite helpful to those students who actually cannot attend the school owing to many reasons. Virtual education is the next big thing that will change the way of living and will be part of new normal,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah President Marwah Studios & Chancellor AAFT University of Media And Arts at the inauguration of the first virtual school in Dehradun.

A fully Virtual Home school in India, that offers Cambridge Curriculum, and offers courses in Vedic and Moral Education,  Vedic Math, Sanskrit, Astronomy and Civic Senses, among other subjects was earlier Inaugurated by Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat.

The school in Dehradun is hailed as *The First Virtual Home school in the country.* And will be offering admissions from Kindergarten to Grade 12. The admissions can be taken throughout the year,  and a term will be considered for 9 months. The Cambridge Board,  provides globally recognised education programs and examinations in various countries. 

“The home school serves as an alternative and comfortable method to established School Education system,  and can help boost the confidence level of children, by allowing them to choose subjects based on their talent and interests,” said the CEO Mrs Reena Prakash Tyagi. 
The entire team of SEAS Global Institute,  was present for the Virtual Occasion.  The Chancellor Education Dr. Sandeep Marwah, informed “The SEAS Global Institute is going to setup a bench mark in the overall development of children, it is not only going to be School Education , but Higher Education too.”

Team Members from across the world were present.  Steve Sherman, from South Africa,  heads the Astronomy Department said, “Through SEAS Global Institute,  children will be getting an insight into Astronomy and will be getting fair chances to interact and participate in a lot of activities concerned to Astronomy.  And will be getting exposure to the World of Mathematics too.”

Among others present on the occasion were Dr. Radha Singh, Dr. Mike Lockett and Carrie Sue Ayvar from USA, Ms Veerle Ponnet from Spain, Ms Thekla Mutero from Namibia and Ms. Priyanka Singh, from Australia.

India and Armenia Friendship is Forever- Sandeep Marwah

October 22, 2020
Sandeep Marwah Speaking on Indo Armenia Relations

Mumbai: In order to strengthen bilateral relations between India and Armenia – Visions Ahead Foundation today conducted an interactive Humanitarian Webinar on Peace, Prosperity and Positive Arenas of Integrations between India and Armenia.

“There is nothing more than the art and culture which can bring people together. I have tried and tested for many years that you can bring love, peace and unity only through art and culture. To develop and promote relation between India and Armenia we have create ‘Indo Armenia Film And Cultural Forum’ and this organization is  putting its best to bring the people of two countries close to each other,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios and Chancellor of AAFT University of Media And Arts as the keynote speaker.

“We have joined hands with the Embassy of Armenia as our partners and the association has H.E. Armen Martirosyan Ambassador of Armenia to India as its patron. Large number of events covering films,  recitals, festivals, workshops on tourism, political and cultural relations have already taken place including scholarship to the student from Armenia and our visit to Armenia,” added DR. Marwah also Chair for Indo Armenia Film And Cultural Forum.

Media Expert Onkareshwar Pandey, Prof. Kavita Thapliyal, along with leading Professionals from Armenia Hayk Grigoryan, Gabriel Armas, Vahae Ohanian,  Elena Khachvankyan,  Levon Rshtuni, Arin, Nehil Sharma and Vahae Ohanian  expressed their views on the subject in details.

“As you know in times of turbulence, positivity and hope helps in building relationships and harmony among individuals and nations. This is a small step towards the same thinking,” said Manjul Thapiyal of Vision Ahead Foundation and paid vote of thanks.

“As you are the best Indian Ambassador of Culture, Films and Education with Armenia, it would be kind of you if you could make us the part of Indo Armenia Film And Cultural Forum. We will be truly obliged by your affirmation on the same,” Prof. Kavita Thapiyal in the end proposed to Dr. Marwah for joining hands with IAFCF for further activities related to Armenia.

Session on Literature During Pandemic at 6th GLFN

October 21, 2020
Session on Literature Written During Pandemic

New Delhi: A session was planned during 6th Global Literary Festival Noida 2020 where it was discussed as  how literature healed people during corona virus Pandemic in last so many months.

“As we are confined within the four walls of our homes under lockdown in the wake of Covid-19, literature helps break the barriers, connecting us across different historical periods and time zones with others who have experienced similar tragedies. More importantly, literature shows us that we have a lot in common with others who are from distant lands and different times, encouraging us to appreciate the fact that we are not the only ones who are dealing with the worldwide devastation wrought by the pandemic,” said Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios.

“ We began to recognize the power of literature to communicate something fresh about our shared experience, something different from simple reporting during this Pandemic. These times also gave us opportunity to read and write what all has been pending in our own mind ,” added Ricardo Berna M, Charge d’ Affairs, Embassy of Panama to India who later also released the poster of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, a forum initiated by Marwah Studios and Asian Academy of Arts. Ricardo Berna also released the book titled-‘A Journey Within’ Edited and Compiled by Ms. Hina Gupta.

“Pandemic has given me an another opportunity to finish my new project of feature film as there was no interference  all these days,” said  Dileep Shukla a famous name in Bollywood, is an Indian film writer, predominantly working in Hindi film industry. He is known for writing dialogues for cult films like Andaz Apna Apna and blockbuster films like Ghayal, Damini, Mohra, Dabangg,Dabangg2, Jai Ho and Veeray Ki Wedding.

Renowned poet and writer Daisy Varun and  Sunita Budhiraja also expressed and talk about the subject in detail. Festival director Sushil Bharti conducted the program and also paid vote of thanks.

Media And Entertainment Industry Is Going To Bounce Back Fast- Sandeep Marwah

October 20, 2020
Sandeep Marwah of ICMEI Addressing at WASME

New Delhi: “Enough is enough, no man can stay without entertainment. It has become the part of life you need to bring in colors in your system every day. I am sure that media and entertainment industry is going to bounce back in a much bigger way and people of the industry will for sure recover their loses accrued during pandemic,” said Sandeep Marwah President ICMEI & National Chairman of Media And Entertainment Committee of BIS Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Government of India at a webinar organized by Careerhub.Edu in association with World Association of Small Medium Enterprises.

For many people who make a living in the entertainment industry, life as they knew it abruptly changed in late March when the spread of COVID-19 forced every aspect of the business to shut down. With movie theatres going dark, concert halls closing their doors, and film sets delaying production indefinitely, the global pandemic essentially brought the multibillion-rupees business to a standstill.

“From a broad perspective, the entertainment industry as a whole has been hit pretty hard. There has never been anything like this that has affected the industry at this magnitude in our lifetime,” said Dr. Sanjeev Layek Executive Secretary of WASME.

The industry is looking the new ways of entertaining the World. Events have been shifted from outdoors to indoors. New applications have replaced the auditoriums. Media education is on line. Meetings, conferences, workshops, interactions, talks, seminars are on web and now film making is looking for another alternatives.

Udit Narayan Shared His Experience with Students of AAFT University

October 20, 2020
Udit Narayan at AAFT University of Media And Arts

Mumbai: Well-known singer Udit Narayan addressed the students of AAFT University of Media And Arts in a special class on web. The students from all the disciplined were amazed to meet this legendary singer who has been awarded Padma Shree and Padma Bhushan for his untiring work in the field of music.

“Music is life, and I cannot think anything else other than singing. It’s a passion and only those people get success in life who are passionate for their profession. My journey was very difficult, but patience helped me to achieve what I wanted to gain in this music industry,” said Udit Narayan talking to the students of AAFT School of performing arts and other schools.

The awards and appreciations are needed to every artist, but they should bring new blood to your work. I got the opportunity to sing with every music director and for every known hero of the industry. I am thankful to my parents, teachers and everyone one who has supported me in my journey,” said Udit Narayan emotionally.

“Music takes you to spirituality, people who don’t love art, culture, music cannot be considered complete human beings,” said Sandeep Marwah President of AAFT University. Marwah presented to Udit Narayan an award of excellence -Evergreen Icon of Music in Indian Film Industry to honour his visit to AAFT.

Udit Narayan is a renowned Indian Playback Singer who has featured in numerous Bollywood films. He has also made a mark with his singing in varoious other languages including Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Odia, Nepali, etc. He also the recipient of 4 Natonal awards and 5 film fare awards. He has been in singing since 1980 and has sung so far 25000 songs.

Udit Narayan has sung for Amitabh Bachchan, Rajesh Khanna, Amir Khan, Dev Anand, Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Anil Kapoor and many more. His work has been well appreciated in films like Pukar, Dharkhan, Lagan, Devdas Veer Zara and many more.

4th Edition of Hindi Cinema Samman Samaroh fixed for 28th November

October 20, 2020
4th Hindi Cinema Samman Samaroh on 28th November

Mumbai: The biggest and the most prestigious award for the Hindi Cinema was constituted four years back when the management of Global Film Festival Noida decided to create an award to appreciate artists and technicians from Hindi Cinema popularly known as Bollywood all over the World at Vigyan Bhawan.

“The 4th edition of Hindi Cinema Samman Samaroh to present Hindi Cinema Samman has been fixed for 28th November this year. Owning to the pandemic the event has been transferred from Vigyan Bhawan to online presentation,” informed Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of the festival.

“We have been inviting and recognizing the efforts of artists and technicians from Hindi Film Industry who all have sincerely contributed to the Hindi Cinema. The award is also meant for foreign governments of different countries who all have supported and promoted Hindi Cinema in their own countries,” added Dr. Sandeep Marwah Chairing the Award committee.

Large preparations are on for three days 13th Global Film Festival Noida 2020 at Marwah Studios, to be organised by International Film And Television Club. The event is supported by International Chamber of Media And Entertainment Industry and AAFT University of Media And Arts.