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Marwah Addressed 2nd Cyber Security Conference at New Delhi

May 1, 2023
Sandeep Marwah Addressed Opening Session of 2nd Cyber Security Conference

New Delhi: Renowned media personality and educationist Sandeep Marwah addressed the the opening session of 2nd Cyber Security Conference in New Delhi, organized by Aditya Tikoo of   Global Counter Terrorism Council (GCTC) at The Institute of Engineers on Bahadurshah Zafar Marg.

In his address, Sandeep Marwah emphasized the growing concern of cybercrimes and the need for robust security measures to counter them. He highlighted the increasing use of technology in various sectors, which has also led to an increase in cyber threats.

Marwah emphasized the importance of raising awareness about cyber security among individuals, organizations, and governments. He also stressed the need for regular training and upskilling of security professionals to keep up with the latest cyber threats and technologies.

Furthermore, Marwah emphasized the need for collaboration and coordination between stakeholders, including the government, law enforcement agencies, and private organizations, to combat cybercrime more effectively.

Overall, Sandeep Marwah’s address shed light on the pressing issue of cybercrime and the importance of taking proactive measures to ensure the security of individuals and organizations in the digital age.

Lt Gen Arun Sahni, PVSM, UYSM, SM, VSM(Retd), Former GOC-in-C, South Western Command & DG-IT, AHQ was chairing the session. The other speakers were Dr. Kanwal Sibal, IFS(Retd), Chairman-Advisory Board-GCTC & Former Foreign Secretary, Government of India, Rajesh Sharma, Honorary Secretary, The Institute of Engineers  and  Dr. Chandra Rajan, Advocate, Supreme Court of India.

AAFT Signed MOU with Fintech & Blockchain Association USA

April 2, 2023
AAFT Signed MOU with Fintech & Blockchain Association USA

Noida: The Asian Academy of Film and Television (AAFT) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with  Fintech & Blockchain Association CIC Cambridge, Ma, USA.,  an organization that promotes new media, including Blockchain, Metaverse Artificial Intelligence. The MOU was signed to enhance the academic and technical capabilities of AAFT’s faculty and students in the field of new media.

As part of the agreement, AAFT and IAFCF will collaborate on research and development initiatives, exchange faculty members and students, and organize training programs and workshops on metaverse artificial intelligence and other new media technologies. This partnership will enable AAFT students to gain exposure to the latest developments in new media, preparing them for successful careers in the industry.

“The MOU is expected to open up new opportunities for AAFT’s faculty and students in the growing field of new media and provide them with access to cutting-edge technologies and resources.,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of AAFT. The event was supported by Indo American Film & Cultural Forum (IAFCF). Dr. Bhaskar Sindhu also confirmed the visit of few experts from USA next week.

Sandeep Marwah Inaugurated New OTT Channel Freizeit Media

April 2, 2023
Sandeep Marwah Inaugurated New OTT Channel Freizeit Media

New Delhi: Renowned media personality Sandeep Marwah, founder of Noida Film City & President of Marwah Studios, recently shared his insights on the opening of a new over-the-top (OTT) channel Freizeit Media and the vast potential it holds for growth at Constitutional Club in New Delhi.

Marwah emphasized that the demand for OTT platforms has skyrocketed in recent years and is expected to continue rising. He highlighted the many opportunities that OTT offers for content creators, as well as the convenience and variety it offers to viewers. Marwah also stressed the importance of producing quality content and employing effective marketing strategies to succeed in the highly competitive OTT market. With the growing popularity of OTT, this new channel is poised to be a major player in the industry.

Others who spoke on the occasion were Ramdas Athawale Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, Kirti PremjiBhai Solanki Member Parliament (Lok Sabha ) from Gujrat & Chairman Parliamentary Committee on Welfare of Sc/S, and  Dr. Anil Agarwal Member Parliament (Rajya Sabha). Neha Singh Founder of Freizeit Media Pvt ltd expressed that  it is an OTT platform for the regional cinema. It is available all over the world, this platform is also known as short film platform, available on iOS and Android devices

We all Have to Build New India Together-Venkaiah Naidu at AEG Convocation

March 19, 2023
Former Vice President of India at 12th Convocation of Asian Business School

New Delhi: India is a great country and can only be greatest with your efforts, dedication, support, hard work, deep involvement in your respective work and love for the nation,” said Dr. M Venkaiah Naidu  the former Vice President of India in a convocation address on the 12th Joint Convocation of Asian Business School, Asian School of Business and Asian Law College  of Asian Education Group at International Ambedkar Auditorium, New Delhi addressing the large gathering of passing out students , faculties, members of the management  and parents.

The whole World today is looking towards India. We have proved to the World that Indian education, Indian Culture, Indian Diversity all are the assets of the country. The best of the international organizations is a headed by Indian that speaks about the intelligence level of or countrymen. The reforms and changes which we all have brought to our system are there to support Indian Nationals to reach to new heights. Now its your turn to add to this growing economy and make India a World Power,” added Dr. M Venkaiah Naidu with great enthusiasm making everyone more energetic in the most prestigious auditorium.

Time has come when you must prove your education and training at Asian Business School, Asian School of Business and Asian Law College, time to explore your capacities and capabilities and show to rest of the World. We have left no stone unturned to make you a wonderful professional and before that an excellent human being. Remember the word ATMANIRBHAR proposed by the Hon able Prime Minister of India, which includes a deep meaning of Ambitious, Techno Savvy, Self- Motivated, Better Attitude, Nationalist, Well Informed, Research, believe in yourself, Humanity, All-rounder and have to be Result Oriented,” expressed Dr. Sandeep Marwah Chancellor AAFT University and President Asian Education Group.

Member Board Mohit Marwah and Akshay Marwah extended their greetings to the passing out students.The prominent teachers and toppers were presented with awards followed by the presentation of degrees to the students of ABS, ASB, and ALC.

Dr. Sandeep Marwah presented the Role of Honor and memento of Asian Education Group to Hon able M Venkaiah Naidu as a token of love and remembrance. The convocation brought the spirit of solidarity and oneness.

Sandeep Marwah at SOURCEX by Ministry of Commerce

March 13, 2023
Sandeep Marwah Speaking at SOURCEX International Convention on Branding

New Delhi: “Brand is the sum total of how someone perceives a particular organization. Brand is just a perception, and perception will match reality over time. A brand is a voice, and a product is a souvenir,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios and Chancellor AAFT University of Media and Arts at the international convention SOURCEX on Branding India organised by Federation of Indian Exporters Organization, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India at Hotel Leela, Anand Vihar, Delhi.

“A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well. our brand is a story unfolding across all customer touchpoints. Of all the things that your company owns, brands are far and away the most important and the toughest,” added Dr. Marwah giving examples from his life and narrating how he has build-up the brand of AAFT which could attract students from 145 countries of the World to Marwah Studios, Film City Noida.

The opening remarks were delivered by Dr. A .Sakthivel President FIEO. Mariya of Negotiations X5 Group Russia, Mohammed Sherin Brand Manager Lulu Group UAE, Dr. Rohit Mehtani Consultant IIFT, Vikas Bagaria Founder Pee Safe and Rahul Jain Director Nilkamal also spoke on the occasion. Earlier the convention was inaugurated by Anupriya Patel, Honourable Minister of State, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. Session was anchored by Vishvaditya of FIEO,  conducted by Dr. Ajay Sahai Director General & CEO FIEO, and Khalid Khan Vice President FIEO presented the vote of thanks.

One Hundred Twenty Indian manufacturers participated to present their products to the International buyers from different parts of the World, attending the convention.

Seminar on AVGC During 11th Global Festival of Journalism

March 8, 2023
Seminar on AVGC During 11th Global Festival of Journalism at Marwah Studios

Noida: Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comics together has been given a new segment in Media & Entertainment Industry as AVGC Sector. Government of India has also created a AVGC promotion Task force. It is necessary to bring this information to the table,” said Dr, Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios initiating the seminar on AVGC on the first ay of 11th Global Festival of Journalism Noida 2023 and inviting H E Choe Hui Chol Ambassador of DPR Korea to India to inaugurate the session.

“The Global AVGC industry amounts to 800 billion US Dollars, and the Indian AVGC sector is brimming with the potential to bag upto 5 percent of the global share that is 40 billion US Dollars, given that it has an annual growth rate of over 25 to 30 percent,” said Abed Elrazeg Jazer Media advisor Embassy of Palestine.

“Not only does the sector contributes significantly to the economy but it also creates an abundance of employment opportunities for several skilled sectors, with over 160,000 jobs that it could provide yearly, informed P.K.Bajaj founder Mayapuri Magazine sharing his vast experience in Animation.

Karnataka was the first Indian state to announce an AVGC policy in 2012. The policy was initiated to promote the state as a lucrative outsourcing destination and attract venture capital funding in the AVGC sector informed Supriya Suri who has been organizing Animation Festival every year.

AVGC Task Force was constituted under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Ministry of I & B, Shri Apurva Chandra, to help realize the full potential of the AVGC sector in India, with key stakeholders from the Industry and the Government.,” added Charuvi Agarwal Animator, Film maker and Immersive artist also Co-Chair for PHD AVGC Committee.

India is emerging as a primary destination for high-end, skill-based activities in the AVGC sector. As per the experts within the Media and Entertainment (M&E) Industry, the AVGC sector can witness a growth of 14-16 per cent in the next decade said Maj. Mohommed Ali Shah actor and Motivational speaker

The Government of Karnataka has opened a Centre of Excellence that will provide State of the art facilities that will give the AVGC industry in Bengaluru and Karnataka a holistic technological boost. It will house a highly equipped AVGC post production lab providing the industry with resources to generate high quality content. The CoE will also have a finishing school that will train & provide highly skilled technicians to the companies in Karnataka, thus facilitating employment opportunities condensed Prof. Dr Suresh Chandra Nayak renowned academician.

Dr. Ajay Kumar presented vote of thanks. The seminar was organised by International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry,  AAFT School of Animation in association with International Journalism Centre and Asian Unity Alliance supported by World Peace Development and Research Foundation.

Shaheed Bhagat Singh Remembered at 11th Global Festival of Journalism

February 21, 2023
Poster of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Launched at 11th GFJN at Marwah Studios

Noida: We are feeling proud to launch the poster of Shaheed Bhagat Singh who was a committed, multi-lingual journalist. He frequently produced politically charged and socially-rooted writings on several pressing contemporary issues. He mostly wrote in three languages: Punjabi, Urdu, and Hindi and, occasionally, in English,” informed Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of 11th Global Festival of Journalism Noida 2023 while  addressing the large audience at Marwah Studios.

Bhagat Singh was a trained journalist who started young. He began his journalistic journey working as an apprentice with well-known media organisations of his time, like Pratap and Vir Arjun. Significantly, he honed his journalistic craft under the editorship of Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi, a pioneer of radical journalism in India and a solid Gandhian political activist. 

In his short, creative and meaningful journalistic career – which coincided with and ran parallel to his revolutionary political life – Singh, in varying capacities, was associated with more than a dozen prestigious newspapers and magazines that were published from different parts of the country. These included Kirti, Pratap, Maharathi, Vir Arjun, Matwala, Prabha, Akali, Chand, Bande Mataram, among others.

Alfredo Caldera Charge d’ Affaires of Embassy of Venezuela, Dr. Abbas Naseri Tahiri senior journalist from Iran, Heikki Ratna President Finland Chamber of Commerce, Zena Chung Global Goodwill Ambassador from Seoul, South Korea, Narendra Gupta film journalist from Mumbai. Kumar Rakesh senior journalist, Sunil Dang former member of Prasar Bharti and editor in chief of The Day After Magazine, renowned actor Varun Suri, journalist & anchor Nida Ahmed, and Ajay Kumar Festival Director were also present there.

The event was supported by World Peace Development and Research Foundation, Asian Unity Alliance, International Film and Television Research Centre, International Public Broadcasting Forum, and AAFT University.

11th Global Festival of Journalism Noida 2023 Inaugurated at Noida Film City

February 20, 2023
Inauguration of 11th Global Festival of Journalism Noida at Marwah Studios

Noida: “We are honored to declare 12th February as the International Day of Journalism, and to mark respect to this day we started Global Festival of Journalism eleven years back. Now not only in India but many foreign countries have already started celebrating 12th February as International Day of Journalism. We are overwhelmed with the success of the decision taken by International Journalism Centre,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah, Chancellor of AAFT University and President Global Festival of Journalism Noida on the formal inauguration of 11th edition of Global festival of Journalism Noida 2023 at Marwah Studios, Noida Film City.

“Never ever seen a festival of this stature anywhere in the World talking about journalism. I congratulate International Journalism Centre and International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry for keeping this festival on the top for so many years,” said Alfredo Caldera, Charge D’ Affaires of the Embassy of Venezuela in India.

“The whole world has gathered at Marwah Studios. We are pleased to be part of it. India and Iran share wonderful relations and We can bring love, Peace, and Unity through journalism also,” said Dr. Abbas Naseri Tahiri, Senior Journalist from Islamic Republic of Iran.

“ICMEI is an exclusive chamber, and it has proved to the World it’s worth. Global Festival of Journalism is one of the best ways to bring World closer to each other,” added Heikki Ratna President Finland Chamber of Commerce.

“I was waiting for this day from a very long time. My excitement and enthusiasm cannot be expressed in words. I am learning here every minute,” expressed Zena Chung, Global Goodwill Ambassador from Seoul, South Korea.

“I have a lot to say about Marwah Studios and its promoter Sandeep Marwah. No one could do what Dr. Marwah has proved to the World. I am proud to be part of this show,” submit Narendra Gupta, Film Journalist from Mumbai.

“Dr. Sandeep Marwah is entitled for the highest award of the country for his contribution to media and entertainment industry. This festival is another feather in the cap,” condensed Kumar Rakesh, senior Journalist.

“No educational setup can be compared with the quality of education AAFT has been providing from last thirty years. The alumni are the real proof of the same. I wish the complete team a very bright future,” said Sunil Dang former member of Prasar Bharti and editor in Chief of The Day After Magazine.

Renowned actor Varun Suri, journalist & anchor Nida Ahmed, AAFT Executive Director Ajay Kumar also spoke on the occasion. A poster to remember Bhagat Singh was also released from the stage. Later Sandeep Marwah presented memento to all the dignities. The event was supported by World Peace Development and Research Foundation & Asian Unity Alliance.

First Meeting of Entertainment and AVGC Committee of PHD Held

February 8, 2023

Meeting of Entertainment & AVGC Committee of PHD Chamber of Commerce

New Delhi: The first meeting of Entertainment and ACVG Committee of PHD Chamber of Commerce held at the Chamber premises under the Chairmanship of Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios to discuss the agenda of the year.

Large number of members attended the meeting from different segments of entertainment industry including Print, Radio, Television, Cinema, Animation, Gaming, Performing Arts, Fine Arts, OTT Platform, etc.

It was decided to have a seminar in association with Bureau of Indian Standards and discuss the details of work Ministry of Consumer affairs, Government of India, is conducting in setting standards for media and entertainment Industry. It was also resolved to have a monthly interactive program with the known film directors to enhance the reach of this committee.

A full day festival with the leaders of AVGC industry, including seminar, workshop, presentations, can be planned in the coming months to create the awareness of this upcoming industry’s segment.

A seminar on Entertainment Industry and Education in association with AAFT University, CEGR- Centre for Education Growth and Research and Ministry of Education can also be the part of this year’s program. Entertainment Industry and Skill Development can be another interesting event in association with Marwah Studios, Ministry of Skill Development, Government of India can be designed suggested by Dr. Marwah.

The meeting was conducted by Shalini S. Sharma Deputy Secretary General of PHD chamber.Yashvi Malhotra from PHD, Charuvi Agarwal Co Chair, Vrinda Sood Co Chair, Sushil Bharti, Sakshi Mehra, Neha Singh, Mike Berry, Dr. Mridula Tandon, Neelam Bery, Supriya Suri, Pankaj Sarogi and many other participated in the discussion.

International Day of Education Celebrated at AAFT

January 26, 2023
International Day of Education Celebrated at AAFT Noida Film City

Noida: “ Education is Key to Sustainable Development. When it was adopted by United Nations- the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015, the international community recognized that education is essential for the success of all 17 of its goals. Sustainable Development Goal 4,  in particular, aims to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all” by 2030 informed Sandeep Marwah Chancellor of AAFT University of Media and Arts while addressing the leaders in education to celebrate  the International Day of Education which falls on 24th January at Marwah Studios.

“We are in education for thirty years and we have maintained the International standards in education so that our students feel comfortable in any country of the World. We have been able to attract students from 145 countries of the World whereas we have tourists visiting from 156 countries under film and cultural tourism. Sixty seven countries have nominated us as their cultural ambassador so far” added Dr. Sandeep Marwah also Advisor to CEGR-Centre for Education Growth and Research and on the board of Ministry of Education, Government of India.

A poster was also launched to mark respect to the International Day of Education. The event was supported by International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry and World Peace Development and Research Foundation.