Satyajit Ray's 100th birth anniversary to be commemorated through year-long celebration in India and abroad

Satyajit Ray's 100th birth anniversary to be commemorated through year-long celebration in India and abroad
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Satyajit Ray's 100th birth anniversary to be commemorated through year-long celebration in India and abroad

In a homage to Satyajit Ray, the Ministry of Info and Broadcasting, on Friday, introduced that it’s going to organise year-long celebrations throughout India and abroad to mark the 100th birth anniversary of the legendary filmmaker.

Satyaji Ray (2 Might, 1921- 23 April, 1992) was a famend filmmaker, author, illustrator, graphic designer and music composer.

He began his profession in promoting and discovered inspiration for his first movie, Pather Panchali, whereas illustrating the youngsters’s model of the novel by Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay.

The movie catapulted him into worldwide fame. Ray went on to make different nice movies similar to Charulata, Agantuk and Nayak, an I&B Ministry assertion mentioned.

Ray was additionally a prolific author, making the well-known sleuth Feluda and scientist Professor Shonku, a preferred a part of Bengali Literature. The federal government of India honoured him with the Bharat Ratna, the best civilian award, in 1992.

In homage to the legendary filmmaker, the Ministry of Info and Broadcasting will organise year-long birth centenary celebrations throughout India and abroad.

As a part of the celebrations, the media models of the Ministry of Info and Broadcasting – Directorate of Movie Festivals, Movies Division, NFDC, NFAI, and Satyajit Ray Movie and Tv Institute (SRFTI), Kolkata – are planning a collection of actions.

Different ministries and departments together with the Ministry of Exterior Affairs and the Ministry of Tradition may even be enjoying an energetic half in organizing occasions, the assertion mentioned.

Nevertheless, in view of the pandemic state of affairs, the celebrations will be held in hybrid mode, digital and bodily each, throughout the yr, it mentioned.

In recognition of his legacy, ”Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Cinema” has been instituted from this yr to be given on the Worldwide Movie Competition of India (IFFI) yearly ranging from this yr.

The award consists of a money prize of Rs 10 lakh, a certificates, scarf, together with a Silver Peacock medal and a Scroll.

As a part of the celebrations, the Directorate of Movie Festivals, the Movies Division and the Ministry of Exterior Affairs will be organising Satyajit Ray Movie Festivals in India, and abroad through Indian missions, the place movies and documentaries by and on Satyajit Ray will be showcased.

A particular retrospective and screening of Ray’s movies are being deliberate on the 74th Cannes Movie Competition, the ministry mentioned.

The Directorate of Movies Festivals may even be organising a particular retrospective on the IFFI, 2021.

The retrospective will be travelling to outstanding worldwide and nationwide movie festivals.

The Movies Division will be making a devoted Satyajit Ray part on the Nationwide Museum of Indian Cinema, Mumbai.

This part, which might additionally journey to completely different museums in the nation over the yr, would host memorabilia from Ray’s life in each bodily and interactive digital variations, together with the very best photographs from his movies, interviews and many others.

The Nationwide Movie Archives of India (NFAI) will do restoration and digitization of all of the obtainable movies and publicity materials of Ray, the ministry mentioned. It should additionally organise a digital exhibition of the posters of his movies.

The Nationwide Movie Growth Company of India (NFDC) will manage a movie competition on its OTT platform, cinemas of India, showcasing 5 of the maestro’s movies.

The SRFTI, Kolkata will be unveiling a statue of Satyajit Ray on its campus.

To advertise understanding of the filmmaker’s genius, a course on his work may even be taught on the Institute.

A bundle of Ray’s works for kids that may be given to faculties can also be being developed, the ministry mentioned.

Inter-college competitions on themes from Ray’s movies may even be organised amongst movie faculties, it mentioned.

The Ministry of Tradition will be organising cultural actions and showcasing the varied views of Ray’s character and works in arts and literature.

To supervise the actions, an implementation committee underneath the chairmanship of the Secretary (I&B) has been arrange. The committee contains senior Filmmaker Dhritiman Chaterji because the nominated member, and different senior officers of the Ministries of Info and Broadcasting, Tradition and Exterior Affairs.

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