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Biju Patnaik Awards For Peace Presented by Aks

April 30, 2023
Biju Patnaik Awards for Peace by Aks Society at New Delhi

New Delhi, 28-04-2023: On the 26th death anniversary of great Indian Leader “Bhumi Putra Sh. Biju Patnaik”, Aks Society Delhi organized Bhumi Putra Honourable Biju Patnaik International Peace Awards 2023 at Kaveri Kala Sangam, New Delhi. Aks Society is a Delhi based non-Profit Organization headed by the renowned Classical Odissi exponent, Actress, Choreographer, Social Worker Dr. Chandana Raul.

The prestigious award was conferred upon 10 highly successful personalities from different fields with national and international repute who have made extraordinary achievements in their respective arenas : Major-General P. K. Saigal veteran from forces, Dr Chitra Mudgal writer,  Ranjan Kumar Das IAS, H. E. Mossi Nyamale Rosette Ambassador of DR Congo to India, Dr Darmayasa, President of the International Divine Love Society, Malta, Inderjeet Sharma Director, International Hindi Association USA,  Pandit Tilak Raj Sharma Memorial Trust USA,  Namrata Chadha, Eminent Women Rights Activist, B. L. Gaur, Eminent Author, Anand Prakash Singh,  Announcer and Writer from Mumbai,  and Dr Gaurav Gupta Founder President of Global Trade and Technology Council of India.

A galaxy of renowned dignitaries of national as well as worldwide recognition were present during the event including Shri Sandeep Marwah President Marwah Studios, Dr. Ashish Kandhaway (Director, Swami Vivekanand Cultural Center, Myanmar, Shri Rajesh Mahapatra, Editor, PTI, New Delhi, Prof (Dr) Diwakar Sukul, Founder/Director, The Kamkus Clinic, London, Dr Satnam Deuchakar, CEO Deuchakar trust global Executives Director business development Royal Family UAE, Zena Chung, Founder and Director of Korea-India Business and Culture Forum and Prof Haritma Chopra, Principal, Maitreyi College, University of Delhi.

The event started with the singing of the National Anthem followed by an Odissi dance, which was a tribute by Dr Chandana Raul to Shri Biju Patnaik. Following this, there was the presentation of an Armenian dance by Anna Norik Hosepyan, Armenia, a Bharatnatyam dance showcased by Nritya kalp Dance Academy, New Delhi and a Contemporary dance put forth by students of the Dancing Life Academy, New Delhi.

The audience were awestruck by the global representation of the various dance forms, thoroughly enjoying the vibrancy and exuberant performances put forth by all the dancers.

The learned dignitaries and delegates expressed their heart-felt respect and gratitude to the great leader “Bhumi Putra Sh. Biju Patnaik”, by expressing their thoughts on the visionary ideas that he had with regards to the modern state and how his contributions managed to reach out to people internationally, thereby connecting the world globally.

The event came to a close by the vote of thanks which was offered by Dr. Chandana Raul, Chairperson of Aks Society, New Delhi. She narrated her struggles from a small, infamous district, Koraput, Odisha and how she dedicated her life to the art of Odissi dance to date. She says, such award ceremonies are a token of gratitude to those individuals who are evermore involved in the process of contributing to the betterment of society as a whole. Sandeep Marwah also spoke on art and culture.

126th Birth Anniversary of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose Celebrated at AAFT

January 23, 2023
A Talk by Dr Bhuvan Lal on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at AAFT

Noida: The 23rd of January is celebrated as Parakram Diwas every year to inspire people of the country, especially the youth, to act with fortitude in the face of adversity as Netaji did, and to infuse in them a spirit of patriotic fervour.

“Way back in 2016 we launched Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Forum at Asian Academy of Film and Television to highlight the ideology of Netaji. Since then, we have been celebrating Parakram Day every year,” said Sandeep Marwah Chair for Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Forum.

Subhash Chandra Bose was an Indian revolutionary who believed in violent resistance to British rule. He joined the Indian National Army in 1943. One of his most famous declarations was ‘Tum mujhe khoon do mai tumhe azadi doonga’ -Give me blood, I shall give you freedom added  Sandeep Marwah also President of Marwah Studios.

Sandeep Marwah repeated the quotes   said by Netaji-One individual may die for an idea, but that idea will, after his death, incarnate itself in a thousand lives- Freedom is not given, it is taken- Life loses half its interest if there is no struggle – if there are no risks to be taken- No real change in history has been achieved by discussion.

“Netaji’s ideology swept a new movement across the country. His goal of independence coupled with fearlessness and fortitude fueled patriotism in many people. His entry into Indian politics gave a new dimension to the freedom struggle in the country,” expressed Dr. Bhuvan Lal researcher on Netaji, film maker and a renowned writer while talking to the audience.

“His life is a great example of leadership from which modern Indian leaders can learn many lessons. He was enthusiastic, disciplined, selfless and inspiring leader with strong confidence on his own capability and a clear goal of independent India,” added Bhuvan Lal.

Later Sandeep Marwah presented a certificate of appreciation to Bhuvan Lal and handed over membership certificates of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Forum to the new members inducted. The event was supported by International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry.

Workshop by Urvashi Agarwal on Women Empowerment at AAFT

January 20, 2023
Workshop on Women Empowerment at AAFT Noida Film City

Noida: “Women’s empowerment may be defined in several ways, including accepting women’s viewpoints, trying to seek them and raising the status of women through education, awareness, literacy, and training. Women’s empowerment equips and allows women to make life-determining decisions through the different societal problems,” explained Urvashi Agarwal renowned writer and poetess while talking to the students of media at Asian Academy of Film and Television at Noida Film City.

Women’s empowerment has become a significant topic of discussion in development  and economics. Economic empowerment  allows women to control and benefit from resources, assets, and income. It also aids the ability to manage risk  and improve women’s well-being.

“Boost her self-esteem, shut down the negativity, support Women-run Businesses, by giving proper education, giving job opportunities, be open and honest and signal-boost other women,” some of the suggestions given by Urvashi Agarwal.

There are many new schemes on Women Empowerment likeBeti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme, Ujjawala- A comprehensive Scheme for prevention of trafficking and rescue, rehabilitation and re-integration of victims of trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation, Swadhar Greh in difficult circumstances, Nari Shakti Purskar, Dr. Sarojni Naidu National Award for Working Women, Mahila Shakti Kendras etc. informed Sandeep Marwah President AAFT.

Later Sandeep Marwah honoured Urvashi Agarwal with the life membership of International Women’s Film Forum of Marwah Studios. The event was supported by International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry.

Indian Army Day Celebrated at Asian Academy

January 17, 2023
District Commandant Sandeep Marwah Addressed Youth on Indian Army Day

Noida: We may not me Army Academy but at Asian Academy of Film and Television we work like a military School. We have been giving full emphasis to discipline, Patriotism, Mannerism, Attire and Unity to make our students better citizens of India,” said Sandeep Marwah Chancellor of AAFT University celebrating Army Day at Marwah Studios in association with International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry.

I have given nine years to forces. I was selected as Battalion Commander and rose up to District Commandant in Delhi Home Guards. Forces have taught me a lot. I believe there must be a chapter of Army Training in every School and College,” added Sandeep Marwah.

Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it, it flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it. India celebrates Army Day on January 15 every year to commemorate the achievements of the first Indian Commander in Chief of the Indian Army — General (later Field Marshal) K.M. Cariappa and to honour defence forces.

ICMEI Celebrated Independence Day of Libya

December 25, 2022
Celebration of Independence Day of Libya at ICMEI Headquarters at Noida

Noida: I on behalf of Indo Libya Film and Cultural Forum of International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry, and complete fraternity of art and culture take this opportunity to extend my hearties congratulations to H.E. and people of Libya on the Independence Day of Libya which falls on 24th December,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of ICMEI and Chair for Indo Libya Film and Cultural Forum.

India has been extending scholarships and training Libyan personnel under its Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation Program, The Indian Council for Cultural Relations  (ICCR) and under the India-Africa Summit Program. Libya has been linked to the Pan African E Network Projects  being undertaken by India. Very soon ICMEI will also start its cooperation through Embassy of Libya in India.

A poster was released on this occasion by the staff and management of ICMEI at the International Headquarters of the Chamber.

Everybody’s Contribution is Required to Make India A Superpower- Sandeep Marwah

November 22, 2022
Sandeep Marwah Presenting Perseverance Awards of India at New Delhi

New Delhi: “When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed. It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving. We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give. We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone,’ said Dr. Sandeep Marwah Chancellor of AAFT University of Media and Arts in the capacity of Chief Guest at the Perseverance Awards of India 2022 at Hotel Radisson Blu at Dwarka organised by Tara Institute.

Dr Marwah emphasised on the term Atmnirbhar and explained each and every letter of Atmnirbhar in detail to believe in the term initiated by the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi to make India self-sufficient and self-reliant and later the super power of the World.

More than fifty awards were presented to the distinguished personalities from all over the country in different strata of life including Ambassadors and Diplomats, Politicians, social workers, artists from Dance, Music and painting streams, Film Makers, Sports persons, Educationists.

The program was conducted by Sushil Bharti. Satyendra Kumar Managing Director of Tara Institute paid vote of thanks. Tara Institute is situated in Delhi and across the country, and providing courses as Bank Po/Clerk, SSC, Railway, NDA,CDS, AFCAT, CLAT, CTET and BBA Entrance Exams Preparation Coaching Classes.

Children’s Day Celebrated at AAFT

November 15, 2022
Poster Released on 14th November- Children’s Day at Marwah Studios

Noida: Children’s Day is celebrated across India to raise awareness about the rights, education, and welfare of children. It is celebrated on 14 November every year on the birthday of the First Prime Minister of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, who was known to have been fond of children. On this day,  an educational and motivational program for children was held at AAFT.

“Every child is special and unique. The most precious thing in this world is the smile on the face of a child. Every child should grow with love and care,” said Sandeep Marwah Chancellor of AAFT University of Media and Arts while releasing the poster of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on 14th November the birth anniversary of first Prime Minister of India at Marwah Studio, Noida Film City.

“Never let the kid in yourself die and make sure to take care of it whenever needed. Your kinder heart would make everything better. Many happy wishes for Children’s Day, ”added Rochika Agarwal fashion designer and Member of Central Board of Film Certification.

Every child is a different kind of flower, and all together, they make this world a beautiful garden. Happy Children’s Day,” expressed Shyamli Rathore an entrepreneur, social activist & soccer enthusiast. The event was supported by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Forum of Marwah Studios.

Sandeep Marwah Inaugurated Exhibition of Paintings and Sculptures

November 14, 2022
Sandeep Marwah Inaugurated Exhibition of Paintings at Sheraton Saket

New Delhi: Art is something that makes you breathe with a different kind of happiness. Painting from nature is not copying the object; it is realizing one’s sensations. Colour is a deep and mysterious language. It is the language of dreams. Colour provokes a psychic vibration. Colour hides a power still unknown but real, which acts on every part of the human body,” said Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios at the inauguration of exhibition of Paintings and Sculptures under the title “November Nuances” at Hotel Sheraton Saket.

“I have always believed that artists are peace makers. You can bring love peace and unity through art and culture.” added Sandeep Marwah while appreciating  the work of arts by all women artists.

This art event organised by award winning art curator Vikram Sethi comprised of nine artists from different parts of the country and abroad including Rupali Jhaveri from Mumbai, Reetu  Chopra from Gurugram, Pratima Bisen, Monika Sharma, Kanchen Shekhawat, Anita Trehan from Delhi, Dr.Vandana Kaushal from Ludhiana, Soraia Garcia from Spain and Artworks of a private collector Sapna Gupta  again from Delhi.

Sanjeev Dev Malik media head of Global News Network and Asian News Channel, Shipra Jain, Amrapali, Sameer Advani of Bercos chain of restaurants, Akhil Jain and his wife Pooja Jain, Aruna Sethi and many other attended the inaugural function which was followed by a party. The exhibition will remain open till 20th November.

ICMEI India Signed MOU with Smart Civilization Institute of Russia

October 29, 2022

Noida: A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the two very responsible organizations ICMEI-International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry of India and Smart Civilization Institute of Russia to develop and promote relation between the people of two countries through the soft power.

“We are very keen in promoting relation between India and Russia. An organization under the name and banner of Indo Russia Film and Cultural Forum has already been doing a great job from last few years. My visit to Moscow and St. Petersburg strengthened our relations. We are also part of the BRICS Forum. This MOU will enhance the activities between India and Russia,” said Dr Sandeep Marwah President of ICMEI and Chair for Indo Russia Film and Cultural Forum.

“ICMEI is a one stop centre. We are happy that Films, Television, Media, Environment, Skill development, Sports, Fashion & Design, Performing Arts, Education, Hospitality and Tourism & Business can be discussed under one single roof. We are planning large number of events with ICMEI soon,” said Marine VOSKANYAN Head of Smart Civilization Institute.

Sergei STOLYAROV, Director for Strategic Development, Moscow International Higher Business School MIRBIS, Kirill KOSTIN, Head of the Project Office, NGO “Smart Civilization”; Analyst of the Department of Strategic Projects, Russian State University for the Humanities. Anna SARAFANOVA, Project Manager, NGO “Smart Civilization”; Analyst of the Department of Strategic Projects, Russian State University for the Humanities and Rajiv Mathur Director ICMEI were the witness to the historical moments of this association

Healing Workshop by Natascha Shah at AAFT

October 26, 2022
Healing Workshop by Natascha Shah at AAFT School of Animation

Noida: A powerful workshop was conducted by renowned healer Natascha Shah for the students of AAFT School of Animation, AAFT School of Data Science. And AAFT School of Digital Media in the campus to make them better human beings and alert professionals.

AAFT in association with World Peace Development and Research foundation keep on conducting these kinds of workshops with professionals coming in from different parts of the World. It keeps you fit mentally and physically and spiritually high,” said Dr Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios.

A healer’s power stems not from any special ability, but from maintaining the courage and awareness to embody and express the universal healing power that every human being naturally possesses. Give your all to every experience, feel it breathe it appreciate it, nothing lasts forever, when it’s gone you’ll remember the feeling it once gave you and sometimes that’s enough. The more you try to hoard light, the more you lose it, and the more you share it, the more you have it,” explained Natascha Shah to the students.

Natascha Shah is a certified inner child Healer. Breathwork facilitator, manifestation coach and a crystal worker. She is the founder of the Wellness brand Moonhit and Co and has been taking both individual sessions as well as group workshop since seven years. Natascha has also conducted mindfulness workshop for corporates. Later Natascha was honoured and presented with life membership of International Film and Television Club of Asian Academy of Film and Television