Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Dr L Murugan, said that in present times, films are a powerful medium through which the word of India can be conveyed to the world. Dr Murugan was addressing the closing ceremony of the fourth three-day Chitra Bharati Film Festival at Ravindra Bhavan in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh yesterday.
AIR correspondent reports that Dr. L. Murugan said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while India is continuously progressing, it is also returning to the roots of its civilization and culture.
He also distributed a total of Rs 10 lakh in cash in five different categories on behalf of Bhartiya Chitra Sadhna, the organizing body of the film festival.
Many well-known personalities including Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri, Pallavi Joshi, Gajendra Chauhan and Mukesh Tiwari attended the closing ceremony.
In the short film category, ‘Choti Si Baat’ and in the documentary film category ‘Bharat – Prakruti ka baalak’ won first prize.
The movie “The Last Hope” in the Animation category, the movie “Mask” in the Campus Non-Professional category and the movie “Sansar” in the Campus Professional category got the first place.