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Government committed to preserve cinematic heritage: Secretary I&B

He was speaking after inaugurating NFAI Exhibition on ‘Music & Songs in Indian Cinema’ at IFFI GOA-2011

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | November 24, 2011

The I & B Secretary Uday Kumar Varma has said film posters & ancillaries are a treasure of the country’s film heritage and the government is committed to preserve this heritage for the future generations to appreciate. Speaking to media persons after inaugurating NFAI Exhibition on ‘Music & Songs in Indian Cinema’, he said today’s generation which is used to e-posters finds it difficult to believe that people went mad after the posters of films released in the yesteryears. The Chief Secretary of Goa Sanjay Srivastava, Information Secretary of Goa Rajiv Verma, Joint Secreatary Films Ministry of I & B DP Reddy were present on the occasion. The Chief Minister of Goa Digamber Kamat also visited the exhibition after the inauguration. Music and Songs Is an integral part of our Cinema since generations. Technological developments in sound across the years have been highlighted in this exhibition. Contributiuon of music directors ,singers and lyricists have been discussed. All the exhibits are accompanied with bilingual captions. The National Film Archive of India(NFAI) eshtablished in 1964 is India’s leading cultural heritage management institution and seeks to safeguard heritage of Indian Cinema for posterity. Promoition of film scholarship and research on various aspects of cinema also form of its objectives. It is an ongoing job at the Archives to trace and acquire national and international films to enrich its collection. The Research and Documentation centre has a large collection of ancillary material on Indian cinema like photographs, songs booklets, wall posters and pamphlets. It has 19000 posters in its collection.

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