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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.

Global Excellence Awards for Journalism 2023 During 11th GFJN

March 26, 2023
Global Excellence Awards for Journalism 2023 at 11th Global Festival

Noida: International Journalism Centre, India hosted the prestigious Global Excellence Awards for Journalism 2023. The ceremony was presided over by Dr. Sandeep Marwah, Festival President, President of ICMEI, and Chancellor of AAFT University of Media and Arts. The event was graced by the presence of 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 Global Excellence Awards recognized the outstanding contributions of distinguished individuals in the journalism industry. The awardees included Aditya Arya, Founder of Museo Camera, Sarfaraz Saifi, Anuraag Muskaan, Dev Shrimali, Padmakant Trivedi, Michelle David, a renowned photographer, Ajay Verma, a media professional, Mr. K Puttaswamy, Dr. Gururaj Nagathan, and Somaiya Maleyur.

In his address, Dr. Sandeep Marwah commended the awardees for their exceptional work and contributions to the media industry. He emphasized the importance of recognizing and celebrating the achievements of professionals in the journalism industry, encouraging the awardees to continue to excel in their respective fields.

The Global Excellence Awards for Journalism 2023 was a resounding success, a testament to the vision of Dr. Sandeep Marwah and his team. The event provided a platform to honor the best and brightest minds in the journalism industry, highlighting the critical role of the media in shaping society.

Dr. Sneha Samaddar, HOD, School of Cinema, welcomed and introduced the dignitaries, emphasizing the significance of recognizing the contributions of professionals in the journalism industry. Mr. Sushil Bharti, Director Broadcasting, delivered the vote of thanks, expressing his gratitude for the efforts of the awardees in shaping the media industry.

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.

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.

Brahma Kumaris from Russia Presented Cultural Program at Marwah Studios

March 16, 2023
A Colourful Program Presented by Brahma Kumaris from Russia at Noida Film City

New Delhi: A group of 30 nationals from Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Ukraine belonging to one of the largest spiritual bodies of Brahma Kumaris in Russia presented a electrifying, colorful, entertainment program highlighting India and Russian relations through art and culture at Marwah Studios, Noida Film City.

The only truth is music. Music is the shorthand of emotion. Music can have a calming effect on mind and soul. We are thankful to Brahma Kumaris for selecting Marwah Studios as a venue for this powerful cultural program performed by the members of  Brahma Kumaris in Russia. We have always believed that Love, Peace, and Unity can be achieved through art and culture. We are already associated with 7500 events where we have highlighted these terms. Marwah Studios could also attract three million visitors from 156 countries so far and have created a World Records for us,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah President Marwah Studios, and Chancellor of AAFT University at the inauguration of the cultural Program.

A Cultural group under the name and banner of Divine Light Group created and conducted by B K Santosh Kukreja.  Brother Shasha of Divine Light Cultural Group anchored the program. BK Vidhatri Senior Raj Yoga Teacher spoke on the ideology of Brahma Kumaris, whereas B K Rachna highlighted the Art and Cultural Wing of Brahma Kumaris.

B K Poonam National Coordinator for Art and Culture Wing of Brahma Kumaris, B K Krishna Zonal Coordinator, B K Urmila & B K Alpa Executive Members, B K Bhawna Area Coordinator, B K Rajni, B K Sheetal, B K Sunaina, B K Dinesh active members were also present there.

The event was attended by large number of people from all over India and students of AAFT School of Performing arts. The performance was supported by ICMEI- International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry, AUA- Asian Unity Alliance and AAFT University.

Later Dr. Sandeep Marwah presented the Life membership of WPDRF-World Peace Development and Research Foundation to all the dignitaries present there and membership of Indo Russian Film and Cultural Forum to all the thirty artists from Russia and other countries.

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.

Love Peace and Unity Through Art and Culture- Sandeep Marwah

January 26, 2023
Religious and Spiritual Leaders At Spiritual Convention at Marwah Studios

Noida: An International Spiritual Conference took place at Marwah Studios designed by World Peace Development and Research Foundation under the leadership of Dr. Sandeep Marwah renowned global art promoter and a spiritual leader to bring love, peace and unity through art and culture.

Many well known religious and spiritual leaders from different parts of the country and World attended the conference and came to the consensus of what Dr. Sandeep Marwah explained and expressed to the large audience that “we all can bring love peace and unity through art and culture”.

“Full time in art and culture promotion including films, television, media, performing and fine arts and cultural activities and thirty-one years in education has taught me that the Whole World Can be brought to single platform of love. This is the only way where you tend to forget your religion, region, color, status, cast, creed, and become one without second thought,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of WPDRF.

Dr. Sandeep Marwah, founder of Noida Film City, Marwah Studios and AAFT University, is Chairing more than hundred organizations, has been nominated as Cultural Ambassador by 67 countries of the World. He has created nine world records in films, television and media including 7500 events so far, and brought three million people to Noida under film and cultural tourism. He is the teacher to 20,000 media professionals from 145 countries of the World. He is producer of largest number of 3300 short films. He is the recipient of more than 1000 awards from all over the World.

His Holiness Acharya Lokesh Muni Ji, His Holiness Shankaracharya Omkaranand Saraswati Ji Maharaj, Dr. Imam Umar Ahmed Ilyasi, Avdhuta His Holiness Jagat Guru Dileep Ji Maharaj, Sardar Paranjeet Singh Chandhok, His Holiness Acharya Satyendra Narayan, Dr. Gopal Ji, Yogi Ashutoshji  Maharaji, Carmel Tripathi, Prof. Ravindra Kumar Sinha, Yog Guru Naveen Joshi, Rabbi Ezekiel Isaac Malekar, Sadhvi Aastha Maa, Nilakshi Rajkhowa, Brahma Kumar Sushant Bhai, Prof. Bandana Pandey, Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok, His Holiness Sachinanandan Chaitnya, and Swami Vishwa Anand, spoke and expressed themselves. 

Later Dr. Sandeep Marwah presented all the dignities with the life membership of World Peace Development and Research Foundation of Marwah Studios. The event was supported by Asian Academy of Arts, International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry, Asian Unity Alliance and Prithvi Yog Centre.

Lal Bahadur Shastri Remembered at Marwah Studios

January 12, 2023
Sandeep Marwah Paying Tributes to Late Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri

Noida: Today, the 11th January, is the Death Anniversary of Late Lal Bahadur Shastri, the former Prime Minister of India, and many powerful quotes, I am recollecting, said by him during his tenure as Prime Minister of India. The most famous was- Jai Jawan Jai Kisan,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios and Chancellor of AAFT University while garlanding the picture of late Prime minister at Marwah Studios.

He always emphasized on discipline. He said Discipline and united action are the real source of strength for the nation. He also said that I had always been feeling uncomfortable in my mind about giving advice to others and not acting upon it myself. He expressed that You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it.

Lal Bahadur Shastri served as the second Prime Minister of India from 1964 to 1966. He passed away on January 11, 1966 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan (then Soviet Union), a day after signing a peace treaty with Pakistan to end the 1965 Indo-Pakistan war.

A prayer meeting was organised by  AAFT School of Performing Arts in the campus of Marwah Studios to pay tribute to one of the most acceptable and loveable Prime Ministers of India. The event was supported by World Peace Development and Research Foundation.

Learn to be Atmanirbhar -Sandeep Marwah Spoke on National Youth Day

January 12, 2023
Sandeep Marwah Spoke on the National Youth Day at New Delhi

New Delhi: The country is doing very well as far as economics are concerned, learn to be Atmanirbhar so that we can grow much better and ultimately be the superpower of the World. Atmanirbhar means self-sufficient or self-reliant but there is another meaning hidden behind the letters,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah Chancellor AAFT University and National Chairman of Media and Entertainment Committee of BIS, Ministry of Consumer Affairs Government of India while talking to the students to celebrate National Youth Day at New Delhi Institute of Management.

“Be Ambitious, Techno Savvy, Self-Motivated, Change your Attitude, Be Nationalist, Learn more through Information, get into the habit of Research, Believe in yourself and create trust, be Human and practice Humanity, be all-rounder and at the end create some concrete results for your every action,” expressed Dr. Sandeep Marwah with details, examples and poetry.

The event was designed by Aditya Tikoo of GCTC- Global Counter Terrorism Council to mark respect to Swami Vivekanand on his Birth Anniversary. Dr. V.M. Bansal, Dr. Kavita Sharma, Prof. Amitabh Mattoo, Dr. Anubha Walia, B.B.Gupta, Prof. Rajneesh Kumar, Zafar Sareshwala and Dr. Sonali Sinha were the other speakers of the day. The session was moderated by Bhupendra Chaubey. The event was supported by International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry.