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Film Basotho Culture from  Lesotho begged Award of Distinction at GFJN

March 27, 2023
Documentary from Lesotho Honoured with An Award of Distinction at GFJN

Noida: “India and Lesotho have a growing relationship that extends beyond just diplomatic ties. Our cultural exchanges have paved the way for mutual learning and understanding, with both nations showcasing their art and cultural traditions. Through various programs and events, they have explored the similarities and differences in their cultures, strengthening their bond,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah founder of Noida Film City and President Global Festival of Journalism 2023.

“This collaboration has provided an opportunity for people from both nations to experience different art forms, understand each other’s values, and develop a deeper appreciation for their cultural heritage. The Indo-Lesotho cultural relationship has further enhanced mutual respect, understanding, and a shared vision for a better future. As cultural ambassadors of their respective nations, artists, and cultural enthusiasts play a vital role in bridging the gap and nurturing the relationship between the two countries,”  expressed Thabang Linus Kholumo, Charge d’ Affairs, High Commission of The Kingdom of Lesotho while lighting the ceremonial lamp to inaugurate the screening of Lesotho documentary.

This documentary is about Basotho , their culture and meaning behind their cultural activities. The film is from Moshoeshoe, the founder of Basotho Nation. It is directed by Lehlohonolo Mayeza.

Present on the occasion AAFT alumna and Miss Deaf Universe Vidisha Baliyan thanked AAFT for providing so much of facilities to students including giant festivals like Global Festival of Journalism. “I have learned from these kind of events, I owe my success to AAFT,” said Vidisha humbly.

Dr. Sandeep Marwah announced an Award of Distinction to Documentary from Lesotho-“Basotho Culture” and presented the award to Thabang Linus Kholumo along with festival memento.

The program was conducted by Mehak Zaidi, Asst. Prof., AAFT School of Mass Communication & Journalism. Vote of thanks was presented by Dr. Ajay Kumar, Festival Director. The event was supported by Asian Unity Alliance, World Peace Development and Research Foundation,  AAFT University, and Indo Lesotho Film and Cultural Forum.

Cyprus Film Liked by the Audience at Global Festival of Journalism

March 27, 2023
Award of Distinction to Documentary from Cyprus at Global Festival

Noida: India and Cyprus have long-standing cultural relations that have been strengthened through the exchange of art, music, dance, and literature. The cultural exchange program between the two nations has led to a better understanding of each other’s traditions and values. This collaboration has opened up avenues for mutual learning and growth, cementing the relationship between India and Cyprus on a cultural level,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah Founder of Noida Film City and President of GFJN at the screening of Cyprus Documentary at Marwah Studios.

Yiannakis Makrides Deputy Head of the Mission, High Commission of Cyprus inaugurated the documentary film “ Olga’s Garden”. It is an audio-visual statement on the impact of high rises on the lives of citizens who live in between the construction sites, and its effect on their private and shared space. The film is produced by Maria Loizidou, and Danae Stylianou from Cyprus.

Dr. Sandeep Marwah presented festival memento and  the Award of Distinction to Cyprus Documentary received by Yiannakis Makrides immediately after the screening. The event was supported by Asian Unity Alliance,  Indo Cyprus Film and Cultural Forum & World Peace Development and Research Foundation.

Kazakhstan Documentary Honoured with Award of Distinction at 11th GFJN

March 27, 2023
A Documentary From Kazakhstan won Award of Distinction at GFJN 2023

Noida: The Global Festival  of Journalism Noida is a cultural event, designed by International Journalism Centre, that also showcases films, music, and art from around the world. As part of the festival, the International Documentary section features a diverse selection of documentary films from various countries, covering a wide range of topics such as social issues, environmental concerns, and human interest stories. These thought-provoking documentaries provide a unique perspective on global issues and promote cross-cultural understanding among festival attendees,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah founder of Noida Film City and President of GFJN while inaugurating the film from Kazakhstan.

A film titled-January Events Facts and Arguments Kazakhstan was screened. The 11-minute film, which tells the key developments of each day from Jan. 1, 2022, to Jan. 8, 2022, has covered looters’ attacks against police and civilians and actions of law enforcement agencies from surveillance cameras, as well as personal interviews with detainees and victims. The film is Produced by National Film Studios Kazakhstan.

Ardak Kakimzhanov First Secretary Embassy of Kazakhstan and  Dr Lavlin Thadani Film maker & writer were the guest of honour. Later Dr. Marwah presented Award of Distinction to film from Kazakhstan in a grand function at Marwah Studios. The event was supported by Indo Khazakhstan Film and Cultural Forum & World Peace Development and Research Foundation.

6th Mahatma Gandhi National Awards for Journalism at Marwah Studios

March 26, 2023
Mahatma Gandhi National Award for Journalism at Marwah Studios Noida

Noida: Marwah Studios in Noida, India, was the venue for the 6th Mahatma Gandhi National Awards ceremony. The event was presided over by Dr. Sandeep Marwah, Festival President, President of ICMEI, and Chancellor of AAFT University of Media and Arts. The ceremony received blessings from distinguished guests including HE Thabang Linus Kholumo, Charge d’ Affaires, High Commission of Lesotho, and HE Yiannis Makrides, Deputy Head of the Mission, High Commission of Cyprus.

The Mahatma Gandhi National Awards for Journalism curated by International Journalism Centre, are presented to individuals who have made significant contributions to the media industry in India. This year’s awardees included Padma Shri Alok Mehta, a renowned journalist, commentator, and writer, Rahul Dev, a senior journalist and former editor of Jansatta and AajTak, Kulwinder Singh Kang, an international cricket and hockey commentator and director of sports at All India Radio, and Ajay Shukla, a columnist, commentator, and senior journalist.

The ceremony was a celebration of the awardees’ achievements and contributions to the media industry. Dr. Sandeep Marwah congratulated the awardees and praised them for their exceptional work. He emphasized the importance of recognizing and appreciating the hard work and dedication of professionals in the media industry.

The Mahatma Gandhi National Awards ceremony was a grand success and a testament to the vision of Dr. Sandeep Marwah and his team. The event provided a platform to celebrate the best and brightest minds in the media industry and highlighted the important role of the media in shaping society.

Global Festival of Journalism Concluded with Fashion Show

March 26, 2023
Global Festival of Journalism Concluded with Fashion Show

Noida: GFJN-Global Festival of Journalism Noida 2023, organized by the International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry (ICMEI), concluded with a spectacular fashion show. The festival was held under the leadership of Dr. Sandeep Marwah, Festival President, President of ICMEI, and Chancellor of AAFT University of Media and Arts.

The festival was graced by the presence of several distinguished guests, including Thabang Linus Kholumo, Charge d’ Affaires, High Commission of Lesotho, Neeraj A Sharma Hon. Consul General of Palau to India, Yiannakis Makrides Deputy Head of the Mission, High Commission of Cyprus, and renowned writer and poetess Urvashi Agrawal ‘Urvi,’ The event also saw the presentation of the Award of Distinction to the Cyprus film “Olgas Garden.”

The fashion show was a highlight of the festival and showcased the latest trends and designs from some of the most prominent student fashion designers of AAFT. The guests were also presented with a Festival Memento as a token of appreciation for their participation.

In her vote of thanks, Prof. Ritu Lal, Director, AAFT School of Fashion Design, expressed her gratitude to all the guests for their valuable contributions to the festival. She also thanked Dr. Sandeep Marwah for his leadership and vision in making the festival a grand success.

The Global Festival of Journalism Noida 2023 was a celebration of the best in the media and entertainment industry and provided a platform for professionals to showcase their talent and exchange ideas. The festival was a resounding success, and everyone involved is already looking forward to the next edition.

Sandeep Marwah Congratulated Minister on Patrick’s Day of Ireland

March 26, 2023
Sandeep Marwah with Minister Roderic O’ Gorman and Ambassador Bredan Ward

New Delhi: Dr. Sandeep Marwah Chair for Indo Ireland Film and Cultural Forum congratulated the visiting Minister from Ireland Roderic O’ Gorman Minister for Children Equality Integration and Youth, Government of Ireland, and H.E. Bredan Ward Ambassador of Ireland to India on the celebration of St. Patricks Day and Hundred years of Ireland. The event aimed to celebrate Irish culture and heritage, as well as to strengthen diplomatic ties between Ireland and India.

St Patrick’s Day on 17th March is the biggest day in Ireland ‘s cultural calendar and a national holiday with a host of events throughout Ireland and all over the World in celebration of the nation’s patron saint.

The Minister from Ireland Roderic O’ Gorman highlighted the significance of St. Patrick’s Day as a celebration of Irish identity and culture. He spoke about the history of St. Patrick and the role of the Irish diaspora in promoting Irish culture and values around the world.

The Ambassador of Ireland emphasized the importance of diplomatic relations between Ireland and India. He highlighted the shared values and interests of the two countries, such as a commitment to democracy, human rights, and sustainable development. He also spoke about the potential for increased trade and investment between Ireland and India, and encouraged greater collaboration in areas such as education, research, and innovation.

Chief Guest of the day Meenakshi Lekhi Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture of India attended the event and said that Patrick’s Day is a celebration of Irish culture and a reminder of the importance of diplomacy in promoting, understanding, and cooperation, between nations.

Sandeep Marwah Honored with Iconic Award at Tourism Summit

March 25, 2023
Sandeep Marwah Honored with Iconic Award by Secretary Tourism

New Delhi: Thirty-two years back I gave one word to English dictionary that is Film and Cultural Tourism, nobody could understand it. Today every country is talking about Film and Cultural Tourism and to honor my own term we have been able to attract approximately three million people to Noida Film City. We are also associated with seven thousand five hundred cultural events at Marwah Studios,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios and Chancellor of AAFT University of Media and Arts while talking to the press at ITC Maurya during Iconic Awards 2023 designed by Jyoti Mayal of Redhat Communications.

The award was presented to Sandeep Marwah by Vinod Kumar Duggal former Governor of Manipur & Mizoram and Arvind Singh Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India in the presence of large audience representing Tourism, Travel & Hospitality Industry and people from different strata of life.

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Adventures are the best way to learn. The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page,” expressed Jyoti Mayal while introducing the awards. “This is an annual feature of Redhat Communications, and we select people from travel, tourism, and Hospitality Industry for this prestigious Iconic Awards for their extra ordinary contribution to nation building,”. She added.

Earlier a panel discussion on tourism took place and some prominent people like  Deepa Gopalan Wadhwa former Indian Ambassador to Japan, Nakul Anand Executive Director ITC Limited, Rupinder Brar Principal Commissioner of     Income Tax Mumbai, Mohammad Sarhan Vice President Emirates, H.E. Nguyen Thanh Hai Ambassador of Vietnam to India, Vir Sanghvi Author and Journalist were the panelists.

Harin Fernando Minister of Tourism & Lands Government of Sri Lanka, H.E. Firat Sunel Ambassador of Turkey to India, H.E. Agis Loizou Ambassador of Cyprus, H.E. Dr. Ashraf Shikhaliyev Ambassador of Azerbaijan, H.E. Wael Mohamed Awad Hamed Ambassador of Egypt, H.E. Sinisa Pavic Ambassador of Serbia, H.E. Akhatov Dilshod Khamidovich Ambassador of Uzbekistan, H.E. G.M. Chipare Ambassador of Zimbabwe, K.L. Ganju Consular General of Comoros, and Ambassador Anil Wadhwa were also present there.

 Rajeev Talwar CEO & Director DLF Developers Ltd, Madhu Jain Fashion Designer, Shazia IIlmi Politician & Journalist, Parineeta Sethi Chief Editor Global Spa India & Middle East & Peaklife, Ashwani Lohani former Chairman Railway Board & CMD Air India, Kapil Kaul CEO & Director CAPA India, Balbir Mayal Principal Advisor Redhat Communications, Naveen Jafa Historian & Dancer, Rituraj Khanna CEO Q Events, and Vishnu Shankar Chef Editor Global Spa & Middle East & Peaklife were the members of jury.

Sandeep Marwah Inaugurated Painting Exhibition at Sheraton

March 22, 2023
Sandeep Marwah Inaugurated Painting Exhibition of Young Artists

Sandeep Marwah, a well-known film and media personality, recently inaugurated an art exhibition titled “Emerging Artists” at a prominent art gallery at Sheraton Saket. The exhibition showcased the creative talents of a group of young artists and provided them with a platform to exhibit their works of art.

The exhibition featured a range of paintings, including oil paintings, water colors, and mixed media works, that displayed the artists’ unique styles and perspectives. The works were centered on various themes, including nature, landscapes, and abstract art by Seema Sethi, Supriya Dogra, Sayeeda Dada, Jasleen Saluja, and  Bindiya Desai.

Marwah praised the young artists for their talent and creativity, emphasizing the importance of supporting and promoting young artists in the field of art and culture. He also commended the art curator Vikram Sethi for providing a platform for the artists to showcase their works and expressed his hope that the exhibition would inspire and encourage other young artists to pursue their creative passions.

The exhibition was well-attended by art enthusiasts and critics, who appreciated the artistry and skill displayed in the artworks. The initiative by Sandeep Marwah to promote young talent in the arts is expected to contribute significantly to the growth and development of the arts in the region. The event was supported by International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry

Sandeep Marwah Met Former President of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović

March 22, 2023
Sandeep Marwah with former President of Croatia Kolinda Grabar Kitarović

New Delhi: Renowned film and media personality, Sandeep Marwah, recently met with the former President of Croatia, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, to discuss art and culture. During their meeting, they emphasized the importance of cultural exchange and explored ways to strengthen cultural ties between India and Croatia.

Marwah shared his experiences of promoting cultural diplomacy through film festivals, art exhibitions, and other cultural events. He also discussed the role of media and entertainment in fostering cross-cultural understanding and appreciation.

Grabar-Kitarović expressed her admiration for India’s rich cultural heritage and emphasized the need for greater collaboration between Indian and Croatian artists and cultural institutions. She also shared her vision for using cultural diplomacy as a means of promoting peace and harmony in the world.

The meeting between Sandeep Marwah and Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović is expected to pave the way for closer cultural ties between India and Croatia. By fostering greater understanding and appreciation of each other’s cultures, the two countries can build strong and lasting bonds of friendship and cooperation.

H.E. Peter Ljubicic Ambassador of Croatia to India,  Director General of Indian Council for Cultural Relations Ambassador Kumar Tuhin, former Indian Ambassador to Croatia, Deputy Director General ICCR Rajeev Kumar, Senior Programme Director Kamal Jit Singh, and Joint Secretary Ministry of External Affairs Ravi Shankar were also present there.

Sandeep Marwah Spoke About Culture at Iran Cultural House

March 22, 2023
Sandeep Marwah Spoke About Love Peace and Unity Through Art and Culture

New Delhi: Sandeep Marwah, the renowned Indian film producer, social worker, and founder of the Marwah Studios, recently spoke about the role of art and culture in bringing the world together. Marwah was speaking at a Nowruz Function on the second day of festival at Iran Cultural House in New Delhi, where he emphasized the importance of using art and culture as a means of fostering love, peace, unity, and understanding among different cultures and communities.

Marwah argued that art and culture have the power to transcend borders and language barriers, and can create a shared language of creativity and expression that can bring people from different backgrounds together. He highlighted examples of successful cross-cultural collaborations, such as the fusion of Indian and Western music, or the mixing of traditional and modern dance styles.

Marwah also stressed the need for governments and institutions to invest in cultural exchange programs, festivals, and exhibitions that bring together artists and performers from different countries and cultures. He suggested that such initiatives can promote cultural understanding, break down stereotypes, and build bridges between nations.

Marwah’s message was well-received by the attendees of the function, who praised his insights and his commitment to promoting cultural exchange and understanding. Many expressed their hope that his vision for a more connected and unified world through art and culture will inspire others to follow suit.

Earlier Dr. Mohammad Ali Rabbani Director Iran Cultural Centre & Cultural Counsellor Embassy of Iran also spoke on the subject. The event was designed by Charu Das of  C D Foundation in association with ICMEI- International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry and supported by Asian Academy of Film and Television& Indo Iran Film and Cultural Forum.