Centenary Award instituted to mark 100 years of India Cinema


Gujarat Global News Network, Ahmedabad

To commemorate 100 years of Indian Cinema, the Information & Broadcasting Ministry has instituted a special award, The Centenary award.

It would be given every year to an outstanding Indian film personality “A Film Icon” for his/her contribution to Indian Cinema at IFFI. The award is the second in the series instituted by the Government to commemorate the centenary celebrations. 

Speaking on the occasion, I&B Minister Tewari said that the award reiterated the rich legacy of Indian Cinema where eminent personalities had contributed to its growth through different stages of its evolution.
He said that the Ministry had taken initiatives to promote the growth of the film industry. It had tried to review the statutory architecture under the films paradigm by instituting the Mudgal Committee to review the provisions of the Cinematograph Act. The recommendations of the Committee were under consideration and the opinions have been invited as the report had been placed on the website of the Ministry.

As part of the initiatives, the Ministry had also proactively pursued the establishment of the Single Window Clearance Mechanism to ensure that the film makers had no difficulty in seeking permissions within the country. The objective was to ensure the smooth implementation of the Standard Operating Procedure. National Film Heritage Mission had been mooted to ensure that the rich cultural heritage of the industry could be preserved. 

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