Sandeep Marwah Acknowledged and Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award by Chicago Open University, USA

Chicago, USA:  Renowned figure in the world of creative arts, Sandeep Marwah, was recognized for his remarkable contributions spanning over 48 years by the esteemed Chicago Open University, USA. The prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Mr. Marwah by Dr. Ravi Gupta, representing Chicago Open University, and Bhavna Gupta, Special Envoy from Dubai, in a ceremony filled with accolades and admiration.

Sandeep Marwah, President of Marwah Studios, reflected on his journey in the creative realm, beginning from his early days after graduating from Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, New Delhi, in 1975. His passion for the arts led him through professional theatre, television, and eventually into the world of cinema, where he left an indelible mark. Undeterred by challenges, he remained steadfast in his dedication to arts and culture, even throughout his academic pursuits at Bhagat Singh College and other institutions.

In 1986,  Marwah envisioned and designed the iconic Noida Film City, laying the foundation for a hub of cinematic excellence. This endeavour was followed by the establishment of Marwah Studios in 1991, a testament to his vision and commitment to the film industry. Furthermore, his foray into creative education in 1993 paved the way for the establishment of AAFT and numerous organizations dedicated to various facets of the creative arts.

With over a thousand accolades to his name, Marwah’s impact transcends borders, as he tirelessly represents India’s creative industry on the global stage and vice versa. His unparalleled achievements have been recognized in esteemed institutions worldwide, including seven honors in the British Parliament, seven times in Hungary, honoured in Wales Parliament, Munich Parliament, as well as acknowledgments from dignitaries such as the Presidents of USA, Cyprus, , Mongolia, Trinidad & Tobago, Afghanistan, Luxembourg,  India  and Prime Minister of Nepal . Notably, he has been appreciated by the President of Croatia, Gambia, Nigeria, among numerous other international figures, and has been studied as a case study in 27 countries.

The ceremony was attended by the esteemed management of Marwah Studios, along with notable social worker Rakesh Agarwal, underscoring the significance of Marwah’s contributions to society.

Sandeep Marwah’s Lifetime Achievement Award from Chicago Open University serves as a testament to his enduring legacy and unwavering dedication to the world of creative arts, inspiring generations to come.

School Visited Marwah Studios to Gain Knowledge in Media

Noida, 25th March 2024:  In a bid to immerse themselves in the dynamic world of media, students from Delhi Public School Faridabad embarked on an enriching journey to Marwah Studios, facilitated by ICMEI (International Children’s Film Forum) in collaboration with AAFT (Asian Academy of Film and Television).

Led by a spirit of curiosity and a thirst for knowledge, the students were given a first-hand experience of the multifaceted realm of Films, Television, and Media. Sandeep Marwah, the President of Marwah Studios, extended a warm welcome to the eager learners and presented each student with a certificate of appreciation, acknowledging their participation in this educational endeavour.

Reflecting on the significance of such initiatives, Sandeep Marwah emphasized the pivotal role of film and cultural tourism in fostering cross-cultural exchange and promoting global understanding. He proudly shared, “Film and cultural tourism is the most fascinating aspect of our endeavours at Marwah Studios. I am delighted to share that we have successfully attracted more than three million people from 156 countries to Marwah Studios under Film and Cultural Tourism.”

During their visit, the students were engaged in a diverse array of activities, including a tour of Radio Noida 107.4FM, MSTV Studios, and an opportunity to observe live shootings. They also had the privilege of accessing the Film and TV Library, enriching their understanding of cinematic and television history.

Such immersive experiences not only broaden the horizons of young minds but also nurture a deeper appreciation for the art and craft of media production. Through interactions with industry professionals and exposure to real-world scenarios, these school trips serve as invaluable platforms for learning and inspiration.

As ICMEI and AAFT continue to spearhead initiatives aimed at nurturing young talent and fostering creativity, collaborations like these underscore their unwavering commitment to education and cultural exchange.

Ram Manohar Lohia Remembered on His Birth Anniversary at AAFT

Noida, 25th March 2024: The corridors of AAFT (Asian Academy of Film and Television) resonated with profound reverence as the complete staff and faculty gathered to commemorate the birth anniversary of the eminent freedom fighter and social reformer, Ram Manohar Lohia.

Dr. Sandeep Marwah, the esteemed President of Marwah Studios, expressed heartfelt homage to the visionary leader whose ideals continue to inspire generations. Reflecting on Lohia’s invaluable contributions to India’s struggle for independence and his unwavering dedication to social justice, Dr. Marwah underscored the significance of honoring his legacy.

In his address, Dr. Marwah emphasized Lohia’s enduring relevance in contemporary times, highlighting the relevance of his principles in fostering a more equitable society. He emphasized the importance of imbuing the youth with Lohia’s spirit of activism and commitment to egalitarianism.

The event served as a poignant reminder of the enduring impact of leaders like Ram Manohar Lohia, whose indomitable spirit continues to guide and inspire the AAFT community in its pursuit of excellence and social responsibility.

As AAFT pays homage to one of India’s towering figures, it reaffirms its commitment to upholding the values of justice, equality, and freedom that Ram Manohar Lohia tirelessly championed throughout his life.The event was supported by Ram Manohar Lohia Forum of Marwah Studios and ICMEI.

Shaheed Diwas Commemorated with Solemn Observance at Marwah Studios by AAFT Faculty

New Delhi, India – March 25, 2024 – Marwah Studios, in collaboration with the Bhagat Singh Forum and supported by the International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry, solemnly observed Shaheed Diwas, also known as Martyr’s Day, on March 23, 2024. This day marks the sacrifice of three valiant freedom fighters – Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru, and Sukhdev Thapar – who were hanged by the British colonial rulers in India.

Led by Dr. Sandeep Marwah, the founder of Marwah Studios, the event aimed to honor the courageous spirits of these iconic leaders of India’s independence movement. Dr. Marwah spoke passionately about the significance of Shaheed Diwas and paid tribute to the enduring legacy of Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru, and Sukhdev Thapar.

The event was meticulously crafted by the Bhagat Singh Forum of Marwah Studios, showcasing the unwavering commitment of the institution to commemorate and uphold the values of freedom, courage, and sacrifice. The International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry lent its steadfast support to the initiative, underscoring the importance of preserving and promoting the historical narratives of India’s struggle for independence.

The entire faculty of the Asian Academy of Film and Television (AAFT) participated in the observance, demonstrating a unified reverence for the sacrifices made by the martyrs in the pursuit of India’s freedom. Their presence underscored the collective commitment of AAFT towards fostering a deep understanding and appreciation of India’s rich history and heritage among its students and staff.

Shaheed Diwas serves as a poignant reminder of the indomitable spirit and unwavering resolve exhibited by Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru, and Sukhdev Thapar in their fight against injustice and oppression. Through events like these, Marwah Studios and AAFT continue to honor their memory and inspire future generations to uphold the principles of justice, equality, and freedom.

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of The National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of India at Lotus Temple

New Delhi, India – March 25, 2024: In a momentous celebration of religious diversity and inclusivity, dignitaries, diplomats, spiritual leaders, and members of the creative fraternity gathered at the iconic Lotus Temple to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of The National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of India.

 The event, graced by esteemed guests including the Ambassador of Venezuela,  the Ambassador of Chile, the High Commissioner of Papua New Guinea, and the Cultural Counsellor of the Embassy of Cuba, Kazem Samandari of L’Opera, Ambassador of Greece, Ambassador of Turkey, underscored the significance of fostering harmony and understanding among diverse communities.

The evening commenced with the reading of a heartfelt message from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who lauded the milestone as a testament to India’s vibrant landscape of religious diversity and inclusivity. His words resonated with the essence of the occasion, emphasizing the importance of embracing pluralism and celebrating the rich tapestry of faiths that coexist harmoniously within the nation.

Dr. Ram Madhav, President of the India Foundation, shared his insightful thoughts on the occasion, highlighting the importance of preserving religious freedom and upholding the values of tolerance and mutual respect. His remarks echoed the sentiment of unity and solidarity that permeated the gathering, serving as a beacon of hope for a more inclusive and compassionate society.

Sandeep Marwah, in his address to the press, emphasized the significance of religious freedom in India, citing it as a source of strength that empowers individuals to embrace their beliefs freely. He underscored the inclusive ethos of Baha’i culture, wherein diversity is celebrated, and individuals are encouraged to coexist harmoniously, transcending barriers of creed and nationality.

The celebration of the 100th Anniversary of The National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of India served as a poignant reminder of the country’s rich heritage of religious pluralism and tolerance. As attendees reflected on the journey of the Baha’i community in India and its contributions to the fabric of society, they renewed their commitment to fostering a world where all faiths are respected and cherished.

Sandeep Marwah Appreciated Event at Embassy of Netherlands

New Delhi: , India – March 25, 2024: Sandeep Marwah, President of Marwah Studios and Chair for the Indo Netherlands Film and Cultural Forum, was accorded the esteemed status of a special invitee at a cultural event hosted by the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands. The event, titled “Parvai,” showcased the rich cultural heritage of South India through a traditional rural theatre performance, featuring a live presentation by Hanne de Bruin, Director of KattaiKKuttu-Centre for Performing Arts.

Set against the backdrop of the Ambassador’s residence, the event was graced by the presence of Her Excellency Marisa Gerards, Ambassador of the Kingdom of The Netherlands, who extended a warm welcome to all attendees. Sandeep Marwah’s participation added a distinguished presence to the gathering, reflecting his commitment to fostering cultural exchange and collaboration between India and the Netherlands.

The evening brought together theatre enthusiasts and creative minds, providing a platform to appreciate the artistry and authenticity of Parvai, a form of traditional rural theatre that holds significant cultural value in South India. Hanne de Bruin’s live performance captivated the audience, offering a glimpse into the vibrant narratives and artistic expressions embedded within South Indian folk traditions.

Sandeep Marwah’s presence underscored the Indo Netherlands Film and Cultural Forum’s dedication to promoting cross-cultural understanding and collaboration in the realms of cinema, arts, and culture. His participation as a special guest further strengthened the ties between India and the Netherlands, emphasizing the importance of cultural diplomacy in fostering mutual respect and appreciation.

The event at the Embassy of the Netherlands served as a testament to the power of cultural exchange in bridging diverse communities and fostering a deeper understanding of shared heritage and traditions. As attendees immersed themselves in the immersive experience of Parvai, the evening resonated with the spirit of artistic exploration and cross-cultural dialogue.

Holi Celebration at Marwah Studios Enthralls Attendees with Vibrant Colors and Cultural Exchange

Noida, India – March 25, 2024: Marwah Studios witnessed a spectacular celebration of Holi, the festival of colors, as attendees immersed themselves in a colorful extravaganza filled with music, dance, and cultural exchange. The event, inaugurated by His Excellency Vahagn Afyan, Ambassador of Armenia to India, was graced by the presence of numerous dignitaries and enthusiasts, marking a joyous occasion of unity and festivity.

In his opening remarks, Sandeep Marwah, the visionary behind Marwah Studios, emphasized the significance of Holi as one of India’s most cherished festivals, symbolizing love, harmony, and the advent of spring. He highlighted the essence of celebrating oneness and extending heartfelt wishes through the vibrant hues of Holi, expressing hopes for a colorful and prosperous life for all.

His Excellency Vahagn Afyan, in his role as the chief guest, extended warm greetings to everyone present, acknowledging the festive spirit and the amalgamation of cultures. As he experienced his first Holi in India, Ambassador Afyan expressed his excitement at witnessing the enthusiasm displayed by both Indian residents and members of the international community residing in the country.

The event, designed by AAFT School of Advertising PR and Events, supported by the Indo Armenia Film and Cultural Forum, showcased a captivating array of musical performances, dance routines, and soulful songs, captivating the audience and fostering an atmosphere of joy and camaraderie. Additionally, attendees had the opportunity to indulge in a diverse culinary experience, with an array of food stalls offering delicacies from various regions, adding flavorsome delights to the festivities.

The Holi celebration at Marwah Studios served as a testament to the spirit of unity, diversity, and cultural exchange, bringing together individuals from different backgrounds to revel in the joyous occasion. As colors filled the air and hearts resonated with laughter and happiness, the event left an indelible mark, reminding everyone of the beauty of celebrating traditions and forging bonds of friendship.

AAFT School of Fashion and Design Showcases Exquisite Garments at Style Odyssey Exhibition

Noida, March 24, 2024 – The AAFT School of Fashion and Design made a resplendent mark at the Style Odyssey exhibition with a showcase of exquisite garments and a spirited competition that captivated attendees with its creativity and finesse.

Titled “Style Odyssey,” the exhibition showcased a stunning array of garments crafted by the talented designers of the AAFT School of Fashion and Design. With 13 stalls featuring the work of 60 designers, the exhibition was a testament to the dedication and craftsmanship of the students.

Dr. Sandeep Marwah, the esteemed leader of AAFT, took the time to visit each stall and personally appreciate the hard work and creativity displayed by the students. He commended their efforts, stating, “From my side, everyone deserves an award, but the jury still has to do their job. First and second place never matters in this case; the best part is that you have been appreciated for your creativity and hard work.”

The guest of honor, a renowned dress designer Kaushik Sheel now Visual Merchandising Head with Life Style, , expressed admiration for the quality of work showcased by the students. Each piece exhibited meticulous craftsmanship and purpose, reflecting the confidence and calibre of the young designers.

The Style Odyssey exhibition served as a platform for students to showcase their talent and innovation to a wider audience. It also provided an opportunity for industry professionals and fashion enthusiasts to witness the potential of emerging designers and appreciate their contributions to the world of fashion.

The event underscored AAFT’s commitment to nurturing talent and fostering excellence in the field of fashion and design. Through initiatives like Style Odyssey, AAFT continues to empower students to explore their creativity, hone their skills, and pursue their passion for fashion.

AAFT School of Performing Arts Hosts “Battle of Bands” Competition

Noida, March 24, 2024 – The AAFT School of Performing Arts showcased a vibrant display of musical talent as it hosted the “Battle of Bands” competition, featuring 13 different bands from the school. The event, characterized by its colorful performances and lively atmosphere, provided a platform for budding musicians to showcase their skills and creativity.

Dr. Sandeep Marwah, the visionary leader behind AAFT, presented awards to all the winners at the culmination of the day-long competition. His presence and encouragement added a sense of prestige to the event, motivating participants to give their best performances.

“Music is life; learn well and change the world with music. People are ready to accept newcomers, whether it’s singing or playing an instrument. Perfection is needed. Competitions like these bring out the best in you. You grow much faster,” remarked Dr. Marwah during the event.

The “Battle of Bands” competition witnessed spirited performances from talented musicians, each band bringing its unique style and energy to the stage. From soulful melodies to electrifying rock anthems, the audience was treated to a diverse range of musical genres and expressions.

The competition served as a platform for students to showcase their musical prowess, hone their performance skills, and gain valuable experience in a competitive environment. It also fostered a sense of camaraderie and collaboration among participants, encouraging them to support and learn from each other.

The event underscored AAFT’s commitment to nurturing talent and promoting excellence in the performing arts. Through initiatives like the “Battle of Bands,” AAFT continues to provide students with opportunities to explore their passion for music, unleash their creativity, and pursue their dreams of a career in the entertainment industry.

Renowned Actress Radha Bhatt Conducts Acting Workshop at AAFT

Noida, March 24, 2024 – The esteemed students of the Asian Academy of Film and Television (AAFT) were treated to a captivating acting workshop conducted by renowned actress Radha Bhatt at the prestigious Noida Film City.

Radha Bhatt, a distinguished figure in the world of acting, shared her wealth of experience and insights with the aspiring actors of AAFT. Addressing the students, she delved into various aspects of the acting profession, providing invaluable guidance and answering their queries about the industry.

During her interaction with the students, Radha Bhatt emphasized the importance of dedication, perseverance, and talent in the journey towards success in the field of acting. Drawing from her own experiences, she highlighted the challenges and rewards of pursuing a career in acting, inspiring the students to hone their craft and strive for excellence.

“Life is not a bed of roses. For every success, you have to work hard. Acting, too, requires dedication, perseverance, contacts, and talent. It is high time you polish your skills while you are in an institution like AAFT,” remarked Sandeep Marwah, the visionary leader behind AAFT, during the workshop.

In recognition of Radha Bhatt’s invaluable contribution to the field of acting and her support for women in cinema, Dr. Sandeep Marwah presented her with the prestigious membership of the International Women’s Film Forum of Marwah Studios. This gesture underscored Marwah Studios’ commitment to empowering and recognizing women in the film industry.

The acting workshop by Radha Bhatt served as a transformative experience for the students of AAFT, equipping them with practical insights and inspiration to embark on their journey towards becoming successful actors. The event exemplified AAFT’s dedication to providing holistic education and nurturing talent in the realm of film and entertainment.

Sandeep Marwah Honoured for Promoting Indo Japan Relations

New Delhi: Sandeep Marwah, President of the International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry (ICMEI), was bestowed with a prestigious award in recognition of his outstanding contributions towards strengthening Indo-Japan relations. The accolade was presented during the ‘Developing India Japan Business’ event organized by Nupur Tewari of Indo Japan Connect, held at the India International Centre (IIC) in New Delhi.

 Marwah’s relentless efforts in fostering closer ties between India and Japan through the medium of art and culture were lauded by attendees and dignitaries alike. Reflecting on the deep-rooted relations between the two nations, he emphasized the pivotal role played by ICMEI in bridging cultural divides and nurturing mutual understanding.

“We have very deep relations with Japan, and at ICMEI, we have brought the two countries closer to each other through art and culture,” remarked Dr. Sandeep Marwah, underscoring the significance of cultural diplomacy in strengthening bilateral relations.

The event received invaluable support from the Indo Japan Film and Cultural Forum, further highlighting the collaborative efforts aimed at fostering greater cooperation between India and Japan across various sectors.

In addition to receiving the prestigious award, Sandeep Marwah had the privilege of presenting awards to other distinguished personalities in attendance. Among the noted dignitaries who spoke at the conference  were: Koji Sato, Director General, The Japan Foundation, Siddharth Deshmukh, President, Indo Japan Business Council (IJBC), Dr. Neerja Hajela, Yakult Danone India Ltd, Hidehiko Akiyama, Nippon Airways, Rishi Mohan Bhatnagar, President, Lava International, Harinder Sikka, Author, Takashi Suzuki Director JETRO.

The presence of such esteemed dignitaries underscored the significance of the event and highlighted the shared commitment towards furthering bilateral ties between India and Japan.

Sandeep Marwah Attended St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Ireland Embassy

New Delhi: The vibrant celebration of St. Patrick’s Day at the Ireland Embassy in New Delhi was graced by the esteemed presence of Mr. Sandeep Marwah, the Honorary President of the Indo Ireland Film and Cultural Forum. Hosted by His Excellency Kevin Kelly, the Ambassador of Ireland to India, the event welcomed the distinguished visit of Mr. Simon Coveney, Minister for Enterprise, Trade, and Employment, adding an extra layer of significance and festivity. Meenakshi Lekhi Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture was the Chief Guest on the occasion.

The occasion served as a testament to the enduring cultural ties and shared heritage between India and Ireland, fostering a spirit of camaraderie and friendship. Mr. Sandeep Marwah, a prominent figure in the cultural landscape of both nations, epitomized the spirit of collaboration and mutual respect, further strengthening the bond between the two countries.

Amidst the backdrop of traditional Irish music, dance, and cuisine, the event provided a platform for meaningful exchanges and discussions on bolstering bilateral relations, particularly in the realm of film and culture. Mr. Marwah’s presence underscored the Forum’s commitment to promoting cross-cultural understanding and cooperation between India and Ireland.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Sandeep Marwah expressed his gratitude for the warm reception and extended his best wishes for the continued prosperity and friendship between the two nations. He emphasized the immense potential for collaboration in the fields of film, culture, and beyond, citing them as catalysts for fostering deeper bonds and understanding between diverse communities.

The celebration of St. Patrick’s Day at the Ireland Embassy served as a poignant reminder of the enduring ties between India and Ireland, transcending geographical boundaries and cultural differences. It reaffirmed the commitment of both nations to nurturing a relationship built on mutual respect, shared values, and a shared vision for a brighter, more interconnected future.