Indian Cinema played a vital role during freedom movement: Naidu
Indian Cinema not only played a vital role during the freedom movement, it also helped in spreading the message regarding the great deeds and valor of eminent leaders and personalities related to freedom movement, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting M Venkaiah Naidu said.
Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore, Minister of State for I&B and Ajay Mittal, Secretary, Ministry of I&B, noted film personalities Chitraarth and AK Bir were also present on the occasion.
“Many countries fought for their freedom and became independent but the Indian Freedom Movement was unique in the sense that it showed to the world the power of non-violence and democratic principles,” he said while inaugurating a week-long ‘Independence Day Film Festival’ at Siri Fort Auditorium.
The minister also said that, “Indians having a profound impact on the minds and social behavior of people, it was necessary for films to have a social message.”
Speaking further, Naidu said that the “70th year of Independence offered an opportunity to take the country from Swaraj to Suraj under the capable leadership of Prime Minister Modi.”
“This would enable the country to fight the long standing ills plaguing the society and take the nation to newer heights,” he added.
Naidu urged civil society to strive to foster harmony and build bridges across the communities.