International Film & Television Club | 12th Global Film Festival 2019

Sandeep Marwah From India Stole the Show on India Day at Tashkent

Tashkent: The second day was marked to India after the grand opening of Tashkent International Film Festival -‘The Pearl of The Silk Road’ at Alisher Navoi Cinema Palace Tashkent Uzbekistan. The show was stole by the renowned film, television and media personality Sandeep Marwah, the seven times World Record Holder in media, while addressing the international audience.

Sandeep Marwah is the founder of Noida Film City, Marwah Studios, and founder Chancellor of AAFT University of Media and Arts, He is teacher to 19000 Media professionals and producer of 3000 short films. He believes in film tourism and Marwah Studios has attracted three million people from 145 countries of the World to Noida Film City including Uzbekistan.

“Indo Uzbekistan Friendship Zindabad. Indo Uzbekistan Film and Cultural Forum is trying the level best to develop and promote relation between the people of India and Uzbekistan through films, television, art, and culture. We are trying to bring love, peace and unity through art and culture. I extend my special thanks to H.E. Manish Prabhat Indian Ambassador to Uzbekistan and H.E. Dilshad Akhtov Ambassador of Uzbekistan to India ,” said Sandeep Marwah who was invited on the stage for number of times.

Ambassador of India to Uzbekistan H.E. Manish Prabhat, renowned producer director and actor Randhir Kapoor, film director Rahul Rawail and Umesh Mehra, Actor Mithun Chakraroborty, Rahul Bhat, Art Promoter Karim Morani & B.R. Saini. BJP Leader Anand Sahu, President IIFF Russia Sarfaraz Alam, Additional Secretary Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Government of India Neerja Shekhar, Director Lal Bahadur Shastri Centre for Indian Culture Tashkent Prof. Chander Shekhar and ADG Prasar Bharti Sunil were also present there.

Sandeep Marwah Special Invitee at Tashkent Film Festival

Tashkent: Renowned film and television personality and Chair for Indo Uzbekistan Film and Cultural Forum Sandeep Marwah was the special invitee at the Tashkent International Film Festival 2021 open today here at Alisher Navoi Cinema Palace in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

“It is great pleasure to attend the film festival almost after two years of Pandemic  in any country to that scale. The excitement and enthusiasm is at its peak. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet film makers and artist from almost 15 countries including USA, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Israel, India, Italy, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Poland, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkey and Uzbekistan,” said Sandeep Marwah founder President of Marwah Studios and Chancellor of AAFT University of Media and Arts.

“It is the beautiful amalgamation of cinema and other arts. The grand opening of the festival won the hearts of every film person from so many countries. Music , dance and singing added colours to the show. Tom we will enjoy the India day,” added Marwah.

The festival will move till 3rd October. Indo Uzbekistan Film and Cultural Forum will highlight all the points of film festival. Large number of members from  Indian Film Fraternity could be seen at the festival. Sandeep Marwah was accompanied by Mrs Reena Marwah.

Sarojni Naidu International Award for Working Women part Two of 7th GLFN

New Delhi: The well-known and highly prestigious Dr Sarojni Naidu International Award for Working Women saw its second round of 5th Edition during the 7th Global Literary Festival Noida 2021 in the presence of large audience who appreciated the jury for fantastic selection of ladies.

“I must appreciate and respect the decision of jury members who all have finalised these names out of a huge lot of applications for the awards. No doubt Women is the wealth of art and culture, love and affection, education and training. She is the one who show to rest of the World that overall development of human mind is essential. We lean motivation from her and gain enthusiasm and energy. She teaches us to be nationalist,” said Sandeep Marwah President od Marwah Studios and Global literary Festival.

“Women have always face bigger problems the moment she has decided to work outside the home. Her challenges are different from men. Every successful Women has a man behind her. Women are empowered only thing is that they need to be given opportunities. Never get disheartened,” said Janice Darbari  Author and Consul General of Montenegro in India recollecting events from the history.

“Follow your passion, you may feel little problem but people around you will understand with time said Mehnaz Nadiadwala Author and Film Maker. “It is a pleasure to be with so many accomplished Women. Sarojni Naidu was ahead of time so do we all have to be. Nothing is easy, every success is backed by hard work and  many obstacles. Women needs space to explore her ideas and her talent. We have to stand for each other,” expressed Padma Shri Pratibha Parhlad Bharatnatyam Exponent.

Awardees of 5th Sarojni Naidu International Award for Working Women

The following ladies were presented with Dr Sarojni Naidu International Award for Working Women.

Aditi Sharma (New York), Amna Mirza , Anima Saxena , Anita Chhabra, Archana Mohan Sharma, Arpita Mitra, Benita Saklani, Bharti Raina, Bindu Sharma, Capt. Prachi Goswami, Daksha Sharma, Deepali Bhardwaj, Deepali Naair, Deepika Gupta, Dhwani Jain, Divya Gupta, DJ Ana,  Angeli Qwatra,  Neeta Mhatre Mishra,  P. Jayabharathi,  Ruby Bakshi Khurdi, Gopi S. Shah, Gosha Liberhan, Gurbachan Kaur Neelam, Haripriya, Himanshi Sharma, Ila Pachauri, Jainice Darbari, Jaspreet Kaur, Jayashri Bangali, Jyotsna Kumar, K. Pushpavathi, Kanika Chopra, Kirti Mishra Narang, Komal Batra, Kusum Shah, Leena Singh, Lipika Sud, M.S. Gayathri Devi, Madhu Arora, Mamta Soni, Manisha Chopra, Manogya Loiwal, Meeta Mahapatra, Mehnaaz Nadiadwala, Minakshi Sharma (Poland), Monika Kandpal (Thailand), Mousumi Chakraborty, Nayema Khanum (Bangladesh), Neena Richie (UK), Neha Singh Sisodia, Nidhi Singh Tak, Nupur Dhamija, Nupur Tewari, Padma Ragam. S., Pandita Anuradha Pal, Parin Somani (UK), Parveen Rani (UK), Peeyoosha Chintaluri, Philomena Gnanapragasam (Malaysia), Pooja Gogia, Pooja Mishra , Porika Anasurya , Pratibha Mishra, Pratima Gavhane Dutta, Preetika Mishra, Priya Choudhary, Priya Mathur, Protima Sharma, Pushplata , Rafiqua Ahmed, Rainy Khurana Sarna, Rajalakshmi Kameshwar Joshi, Rajlakshmi Darbari, Rajnnee N Aneja, Raksha Tripathi, Reetwika Banerjee, Renita Kapoor, Richa kapoor, Ritu S. Sood, Rucchika Jaiin, Ruchira Khullar, S.Kavitha, Sanhita Agnihotri (Chicago), Santhi Saravanan, Shakuntala Tomar, Shalya Raj, Shama Hussain, Sonia Sharma Kalia, Sonia V Dhingra, Sonu Pandey, Sumita Dass, Syed Mehartaj Begum, Tanushree, Urvashi Mittal, Ushoshi Sengupta, Vandana Singh, Vanndana Vaadera, Vidhi Chawla, Vishnupriya Pandey, Yamini Agarwal.

4th Edition of Atal Bihari Vajpayee National Award for Art and Culture Presented at 7th GLFN

New Delhi: The most prestigious Atal Bihari Vajpayee National Awards for Promotion of Art and Culture were presented to the prominent people of the society who all have contributed enough to the growth of Indian art and culture on the third day of 7th Global Literary Festival Noida 2021.

“It is our pleasure and honor to present these very special and esteemed awards after the name of a statesman, former Prime Minister of India and a poet himself to the people who have given their life in promoting Indian Art and culture and are the real Ambassadors of our country. This is the fourth edition of the award ceremony and already these awards carrying highest value in India and abroad,” said Sandeep Marwah Chancellor of AAFT University of Media and Arts and Festival President.

A Lifetime achievement Award for contribution to Theatre was handed over to the giant in Theatre Dr. Daya Prakash Sinha, who very well accepted the award and promised to be on the board of Asian Academy of Arts for every help.

Padma Vibhushan Ram V Sutar for creating wonderful Sculptures, Tejender Sharma for Literature, Padma Shri Shovna Narayan for Indian Classical Dance (Kathak), Padma Shri Pratibha Prahlad for Art Promotion, Dr. Prem Janmjey for Literature, Dr Rama Singh for Poetry, Malini Awasthi for folk singing, , Amarjeet Singh Chawla for Peace and Unity through art and Culture, Dr. Rishi Raj Singh for conducting large number of International Summits on art and Culture, and Prerna Shrimali for Indian Classical Dance and Anuradha Sharma also for Indian Classical Dance.

All the dignities spoke their heart out. They also shared their vast experiences in their own fields. Everyone proposed to take the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Awards and Global Literary Festival Noida to the next level in the coming years. The National awardees were invited to the National Advisory Board of Asian Academy of Arts. The event was attended by thousands from all over the World.

Later A book titled ‘Swadesh Se Pardesh Tak’ written by Sanhita Agnihotri was released by the dignities. Festival director Sushil Bharti paid vote of thanks.

This prestigious event was supported by World Peace Development and Research Foundation, Asian Unity Alliance, AAFT University of Media and Arts, International Film and Television Club, International Women’s Film Forum and many other international organizations.

Mushaira Always Remains the part of Global Literature Festival Noida

New Delhi: “I on behalf of ICMEI, Media and Entertainment Industry and complete art and culture fraternity of India extend my heartiest congratulations to H.E. Paulias Korni High Commissioner of Papua New Guinea and the people of Papua New Guinea on the Independence Day of their country which falls on 16th September,” said Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios and Global Literary Festival in the second last session of third day of 7th Global Literary Festival Noida 2021.

“We have requested Laxmi Shankar Bajpai to conduct the interesting program of Mushaira, this is the most awaited event of the day,” said Sushil Bharti thanking all the poets present from different parts of the country. A book titled “Prem Yahin Kahin Hai’ written by Sushil Bharti was released by the dignities.

Dr. Rehman Mussawwir, Mamta Kiran, Nazim Naqvi, Dr Khalid Alvi, Aleena Itrat, Pratap Somvanshi and Laxmi Shankar Bajpai won the hearts of the people by expressing and narrating their popular poems in Hindi and Urdu. Renowned art promoter Dr. Mridula Tanddon presided over the function.

Urdu poetry took the final decisive position in 17th century when Mughals  had established their dominion. It was thought by the legends of early India that Shairy should be recited in a gathering of minds with sufficient understanding of the language, so that they may enjoy, criticise, and ultimately appreciate what was recited. They prophesied that this would lead to development of Urdu Shairy, as people will be able to get the ideas of practical poetry in accordance with the demand of public interests and of public betterment informed Dr Rehman Mussawwir.

Changing Phase of Non-Fiction Writing Discussed at 7th Global Literary Festival

New Delhi: “Sarvepalli Dr. Radhakrishnan was an Indian philosopher and statesman who served as the second President of India. One of the most distinguished twentieth-century scholars of comparative religion and philosophy, Radhakrishnan believed that “teachers should be the best minds in the country”. Since 1962, his birthday has been celebrated in India as Teacher’s Day on 5 September every year,” said Sushil Bharti Festival Director remembering the great leader at the beginning of session on the third day of 7th Global Literary Festival Noida 2021.

“Literary non-fiction is a type of writing which uses similar techniques as fiction to create an interesting piece of writing about real events. Common literary examples of nonfiction include expository, argumentative, functional, and opinion pieces; essays on art or literature; biographies; memoirs; journalism; and historical, scientific, technical, or economic writings including electronic ones,” session initiated by Sandeep Marwah President of Festival.

“Most nonfiction is written to express or inform. If the author’s purpose is to express, the concepts expressed are always based on true, real-life situations. Because of this, one could argue all nonfiction serves to inform the reader, as well,” added Dr. Prem Janmejay a well-known writer.

“Few points you should remember such as find your story, Identify your “why, Identify your target audience, do your research, piece together the narrative, set manageable goals for yourself,” added Kumar Anupam of Sahitya Academy. Prof. Sidhic Muhammed Chancellor European Digital University, Sandhya Suri author, Vivek Gautam and others also gave their point of view on non-fiction literature.A book titled Kavya’s Bag written by Kavya Mohindro released in the session.

“I on behalf of ICMEI, Media and Entertainment Industry and complete art & culture fraternity of India extend my heartiest congratulations to  H.E. Federico Salas Lofte Ambassador of Mexico to India and people of Mexico on their Independence Day which falls on 16th September. Global Literary Festival is celebrating Independence Day of Mexico,” said Sandeep Marwah President ICMEI and Global Festival thanking all the dignities present there.

Photography Exhibition by AAFT at 7th Global Literary Festival

New Delhi: September 16th was designated by the United Nations General Assembly as World Ozone Day. UN defines ozone layer as a fragile shield of gas that protects the Earth from the harmful portion of the rays of the Sun, thus helping preserve life on the planet,” said Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios and GLFN and asked dignities to release the poster to create awareness about the same during the third day of Global Literary Festival Noida 2021.

The event was to high light the creative work of photography by the student of AAFT School of Photography. A wonderful presentation was given on well-designed application in the presence of dignities who all appreciated each and every picture projected online.

“There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer. What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce. A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it. It is, in a word, effective,” said Sandeep Marwah and requested the dignities to inaugurate the exhibition.

Shyamli Rathore social activist and writer, Dr. Rekha Rajwanshi poetess and journalist from Australia, Zena Chung Director Global Diplomats Forum from South Korea, HE Dr. Zahid HaqueHigh Commissioner Asian Pacific Region from Malaysia, Dr. Rajat SharmaDirector, UNAccc and Ashok Tyagi Secretary General ICMEI discussed with the students about their works of photography. Sushil Bharti Festival Director proposed vote of thanks.

AAA Presented 5th Edition of Dr Sarojini Naidu Award for Women

New Delhi: The 5th edition of Dr. Sarojini Naidu International Award for Working Women brought light to the 7th Global Literary Festival Noida 2021 when one hundred prominent women were given award for their untiring contribution to the society from India and abroad.

The award was constituted by Asian Academy of Arts in association with AAFT University of Media and Arts, International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry and a powerful women organization called International Women’s Film Forum six years back in a board meeting to highlight, support and honor women who all have contributed to the nation through their services to different strata of life and works of humanity.

“Women is the store of Wealth be it an education, humanity, social science, love and affection, family bonding and so on. She is the master of overall development be it at home or outside, she is a motivator, her presence bring enthusiasm in life and she is the one who teaches Nationalism. I salute all the winners of the prestigious Dr Sarojini Naidu Award,” said Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios and      Chair for SNIAWW.

“Females are the most beautiful, gorgeous creatures in the whole world. And I think that we are gorgeous no matter how we look like. You don’t have to play masculine to be a strong woman,” said H.E. Matsepo Molise-Ramakoae Minister of foreign Affairs and Internal Relations, Government of Lesotho in the capacity of Chief Guest of the show.

 A strong woman is a woman determined to do something others are determined not be done,” said H.E. Jacqueline Mukangira High Commissioner of Rwanda to India. “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness,” added H.E. Hayet Talbi Ambassador of Tunisia to India.

“We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined they can be free” said Angelique Monet President of AFI World Peace Initiative “Once you figure out what respect tastes like, it tastes better than attention,” said H.E. Lineo Irene High Commissioner of Lesotho to India.

Dr. Divik Ramesh renowned writer was presented with Life Time Achievement Award by Asian Academy of Arts in the presence of Large audience he narrated his journey and thanked AAA.

The program was conducted by Albeena Abbas Director AAFT Online, vote of thanks proposed by festival Director Sushil Bharti The event was supported by World Peace Development and Research Foundation, International Film and Television Club, International Film And Television Research Centre.

Aamnaa Singh, Aishath Rishmy Rameez (Maldives), Aishwarya Taneja, Aisshwarya Waankhaday, Alaknanda Dasgupta, Amina Omrane (Tunisia), Anamika Gaytam, Anjana Karmakar, Anjana Rawat, Anjana Soni, Anu Priya Arora, Anu Sinha, Arushi Maggo, Asha Deepak Vyas, Asma Arshi, Beenu Gupta, Bharti khatri, Bhavisha Buddhadeo, Chand Trehan, Chandana Raul, Deepa Gupta, Deepika jain, Deepika Masih, Dipti Joshi, Divya Agarwal, Guru Kcalpana Bhushan, H.E. Hayet Talbi (Ambassador of Tunisia), H.E. Jacqueline Mukangira (High Commissioner of Rwanda), H.E. Laila Rahhal El Atfani (UAE), H.E. Mrs. Lineo Irene Molise – Mabusela (Lesotho), Honorable Matsepo Molise-Ramakoae (Lesotho), Jaishree Bhargava, Jasbirr Grover, June Ann, Jyoti Saini Siddiqui, Jyoti Shrivastava, Kaajal Choudhary, Kalpana Makhijani, Kaushaki Sondhi, Kavita Thapliyal, Keya Chanda, Kiran Chopra, Lalita Nijhawan, Liza Varma, Lovely Arora, Madhumita Acharyya Biswas, Mahika Kohli, Mamta Grover, Manisha Bhati, Manisha Chetan Shah, Mavayna Manav(Mansi), Maya (Maryada kulshreastha), Meena Yadav, Meenakshi Mohanty, Minakshi Bansal, Minal Bharat Khona, Minty chhabraa, Minu Puri, Mokshi Virk, Monica Seth, Muthmainnah (Indonesia), Nancy Sahu, Navneet Kour, Neelam Mansharamani, Neena Goel, Padmini Krishna, Parul Mehra (UK), Pooja Rastogi, Poonam Duneja, Poonam Matia, Priti Ojha, Suraiya Bano, Rabia’ah Bhatia, Rajeswary Thyagarajan, Rajita Kulkarni, Rajni Rao, Rameswari Nanda, Rania Lampou (Greece), Ranjana Patel (New Zealand), Reena Arora, Retired Lieutenant.Rita Gangwani, Richa Mehta, Rinki Sharma, Riya Vashist, Roohi Dhingra, Sana Murab Saini, Sangeeta Kabra, Sarita Sarvria, Sarla Sharma, Seema Negi, Shakila Banu N, Shanoli Ray, Shweta Agarwal, Sujata Singhi, Suman Khanna Aggarwal, Swati Wangnoo, Tasneem Ali, Tina dharamseys, Vani Madhav and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar were the awardees.

7th Global Literary Festival Presented Kavi Sammelan by National Artists

New Delhi: Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power. Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words. Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar,” said Sandeep Marwah Chancellor of AAFT University of Media and Arts on the second day of 7th Global Literary Festival Noida 2021.

“A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language. Poets are the sense, philosophers the intelligence of humanity,” added Sandeep Marwah also President of  Global Literary Festival.

Renowned national level poets Shreyaskar Gaur, Sarvesh Ashthana, Manoj Kumar Manoj, Dr. Sonrupa Vishal, Dr. Bhavna Tiwari and Satyaapal Satyam read their poeties and won the heart of audience. The poetry was entertaining and educative. The panel was introduced by the festival director Sushil Bharti.

The event was conducted by distinguished poetess Dr. Rama Singh who said that Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquillity. I would define the Poetry of words as The Rhythmical Creation of Beauty.

A poster to mark respect to The World Democracy Day was released by the dignities which falls on 15th September. A book was released titled ‘Dhun Zindagi Ki’ written by Akanksha Tyagi who explained about her book very well.

Sandeep Marwah on behalf of ICMEI and everyone extended best wishes to H.E. Giovanni Castillo Ambassador of Guatemala to India and people of Guatemala on Independence Day which falls on 15th September.

New Trends in Fiction Writing Discussed at 7th Global Literary Festival

New Delhi: Fiction is- make believe, invented stories. They may be short stories, plays, novelle. Character, setting, plot, conflict, point of view and theme are six key elements of writing fiction,” initiated Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios in the seminar to discuss the new Trends in Fiction on the second day of 7th Global Literary Festival Noida 2021.

“I on behalf of Embassy of Czech Republic in India and Government of Czech Republic extend my heartiest congratulations to Sandeep Marwah Festival director and Chair for Indo Czech Republic Film and Cultural forum for organizing such a huge and interesting literary festival,” blessed Roman Masarik Deputy Head of Mission / Minister-Counsellor at Embassy of the Czech Republic in India.

“The writer sometimes has to live life as the character of his fiction or live with the character to write the fiction so that the story should look like a real one,” said Tanmay Dubey renowned fiction writer addressing to the question by another panelist.

“Fiction is defined as something that is not true. The example of a fiction is a book that is not based on a true story. Anything made-up or imagined as a statement, a story,” said Ira Tak popular fiction writer.

A poster to remember the great writer and philanthropist Deen Dayal Upadhyay was released by the dignities and festival Director Sushil Bharti spoke about him. A book titled ‘Bandhu Ke Mukh Se’ written by Pratibha Johri was released in the session.

Sandeep Marwah on behalf of everyone extended heartiest congratulations to   H.E. Claudio Ansorena Montero Ambassador of Costa Rica and the people of Costa Rica on their Independence Day which falls on 15th September.

Bhasker Ghosh writer from Czech Republic, Vivek Mishra renowned fiction writer, Mahesh Darpan popular fiction writer, Anoop Bose Lawyer and film maker, Ashok Tyagi also discussed their point of view. Sushil Bharti propped vote of thanks.