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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.

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.

AAFT Observed Martyrs Day on 23rd March

March 24, 2023
Martys Day Observed by Bhagat Singh Forum of AAFT at Marwah Studios

On 23rd March, the Asian Academy of Film and Television (AAFT) observed Martyrs’ Day, also known as Shaheed Diwas, in honor of the three Indian freedom fighters- Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar, and Shivaram Rajguru, who were executed in 1931 for their contributions to India’s freedom struggle.

Dr. Sandeep Marwah, President of Marwah Studios and Chancellor of AAFT University, addressed the students of AAFT and highlighted the significance of this day. He emphasized that the sacrifice of these young Indians should inspire us to love our motherland and work towards its development.

Dr. Rajesh Badal, a renowned writer and poet who has written books on Bhagat Singh, shared some untold stories from his research on Bhagat Singh. He also recited some of Bhagat Singh’s writings, which left the audience amazed at the depth of his writing.

Satya Dev and Sushil Bharti, members of the Bhagat Singh Forum of AAFT, also spoke on the occasion, highlighting the relevance of the ideas and principles of Bhagat Singh in today’s world.

The event served as a reminder of the sacrifice made by the freedom fighters and their commitment to the cause of India’s independence. It also provided an opportunity for the younger generation to learn from their struggle and work towards building a better future for India. Later Dr. Marwah presented guests with membership of Bhagat Singh Forum. The event was supported by World Peace Development and Research Foundation.

GSUA Meet Organised by AASGON at New Delhi

March 19, 2023

GSUA Meet Organised by AASGON at Gymkhana Club at New Delhi

New Delhi: There is tremendous changes which we all have to bringdown to the education system, some of them have already been introduced into the institutions some are urgently required to bring love, peace, and unity to the World. This can only be possible when we all have to believe that  education in the most priority segment and start talking globally on the subject,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah Chancellor AAFT University and Global Advisor of AASGON in a well organised event at Gymkhana Club addressing the large audience supporting the cause of education.

“The GSUA summit, awards and exhibition will witness the official inauguration of the Global South Universities Association (GSUA) and the launch of the Global South Centre for Research, Innovation, Peace and Technology for Sustainable Development (G-SCRIPTS-D) as well as provide a discussion platform on the world’s fragmented education and the pressing concern on the delivery of ethical, qualitative and skilful education,” informed Dr. Abdul Dewale Mohammed President of AASGON declaring the date from 14th to 16th April at Vigyan Bhawan.

With the share of good practices, the discussions will aim to take the dialogue from strategy towards implementation, and the possible models that can work best for in particular, the developing countries of the Global South as a means to narrowing the ever increasing Global – North South Divide and the rebuilding of the bricks of our fractured world as propagated in 2018 by the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland,” added Brijesh Mathur Secretary General of AASGON.

Many people contributed their ideas during the session including ambassadors, educationists, doctors, business men, people from art and culture fraternity, and   from different professional categories.

The Africa Asia Scholars Global Network is a signatory to the UN Global Compact and member of the UK stakeholders for sustainable development. Established on 10th October 2010 AASGON is a registered UK not for Profit multilateral organisation committed to the FOSTERING of Good Governance. Human Capital Development Innovation and Academic Entrepreneurship through stragic partnership and people centred policies and program.

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.

Electrifying Performance by D J Narain at 11th Global Festival of Journalism 

March 8, 2023
Electrifying Performance by D J Narain at 11th Global Festival of Journalism 

Noida: “Without music, life would be a mistake. Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.. Music is what tells us that the human race is greater than we realize. Where words fail, music speaks. Music is the language of the spirit,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of International Journalism Centre introducing Star Singer D. J. Narain on the closing function of first day of 11th Global Festival of Journalism at Marwah Studios Film City Noida.

The audience was totally charged with energy and eager to move with the music of the popular singer on stage D.J. Narain who impressed the people with his new compositions in rock music.

D J Narain is a music composer, performer, rock band singer, theatre director , publisher, academician, and sports  management expert. Dharmendra Jai Narain is perhaps the only bureaucrat in India to have actually been a real life rock star as one of the lead singers of one of India most loved Pop Rock Group of 90s and the first decade of this century. Aryans with musical hits like Ankhon Main Tera Hi Chehra, Yeh Hawa Kehta Hai Kya, Dekha Teri Ankhon Ko, Hai Dil, and Kehta Hai Dil Yahi Bar Bar etc he has more than 3.4 Crores hits on his songs on you tube.

Having performed in more than 800 concerts including mega ones like National Games, Cine Awards, MTV, Channel V. Narain has published more than 60 songs till now and worked with all the music companies of the nation. The event was attended by many senior and young journalist from all over India and abroad. The event was supported by World Peace Development and Research Foundation.

Sandeep Marwah Honoured by Newspapers Association of South India

March 5, 2023
Sandeep Marwah Honoured by Newspapers Association of India Karnatka Division

New Delhi: The Karnataka Team of Newspapers Association of India consisting of Dr. Gururaj Nagathan editor of Peramed along with senior journalists K. Puttaswamy and Somaiya Maleyur honoured Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios for his sincere contribution to media during their visit to New Delhi recently.

“We are thankful to International Media Guru Dr. Sandeep Marwah for declaring 12th February as International Day of Journalism. We all have been celebrating all over Karnataka and other parts of the country and also foreign nations, this auspicious day now from last 11 years. We are sure soon the whole international fraternity of journalism will realize the importance of the day,” said Dr. Gururaj Nagathan presenting memento to Dr. Marwah.

Nine times World Record Holder Dr. Sandeep Marwah is the founder of Noida Film City, Marwah Studios, President of  International Journalism Centre, he is also the President of one of the biggest schools of Journalism-AAFT School of Journalism & Mass Communication, he is the founder president of one of the most exclusive Global Festival of Journalism Noida and teacher to 20,000 media professionals from all over the World.

“I am humbled with the honour and have no word to thank my friends from South India representing State of Karnataka. We can only grow with the cooperation and support of all the members. I also thank Vipin Gaur Secretary General of Newspapers Association of India for his continuous efforts to bring love, peace and unity through journalism.

Sandeep Marwah Presented 17th Annual Media Federation of India Awards

March 5, 2023
Annual Media Federation of India Awards Presented by Sandeep Marwah

New Delhi: I take this opportunity to extend my heartiest congratulations to the President and the complete governing council of MFI-Media Federation of India on the completion of 18 years of its establishment and 17th Annual Media Awards. The federation has done commendable works for the benefit of media persons,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah President Marwah Studios & Chancellor AAFT University of Media and Arts in a grand function at Pyarelal Bhawan.

I am happy to be here as guest of honor and feeling privileged to present awards to the honest, hardworking, and truthful journalists of the country. Time has come when we all have to high light the achievements of our country so that whole world should know that India is emerging as World power. It can only be achieved with the support of all the mediums of media,” added Marwah.

Winning an award is always a special moment. An award recognizing your talent is an honor. t’s not like after winning an award, your job is done and you can relax. You still have to work hard, rather your responsibility raises to new height,” expressed Marwah.

President MFI Arun Sharma, Special Commissioner of Police Delhi Sanjay Singh IPS, Former Vice Chancellor of Makhanlal Chaturvedi University B.K. Kuthiyala, Content Head of Prasar Bharti Rahul Mahajan were also present on the occasion.

Choe Hui Choi Patron to Indo DPR Korea Cultural Forum

March 3, 2023
Ambassador Presented with Patronship of Indo DPR Korea Cultural Forum

Noida: H.E. Choe Hui Choi Ambassador of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to India has been presented with Patronship of newly formed Indo DPR Korea Film and Cultural Forum on the very first day of 11th Global Festival of Journalism Noida 2023 in a grand function at Marwah Studios Film City Noida.

“We are more than happy to have H.E. Choe Hui Choi Ambassador of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to India as our patron to Indo DPR Korea Film and Cultural Forum. He is the best person to guide us and lead us in developing and promoting relations between India and Korea. We can grow much faster under his leadership,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry.

First time Indo DPRKorea Film and Cultural Forum has been formed. I will support you to my best. Together we can achieve higher targets,” said H.E. Choe Hui Choi Ambassador of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to India while accepting the memento of the festival and patronship of the cultural forum. The event was supported by Asian Unity Alliance, World Peace Development and Research Foundation, and AAFT University.