Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur has started off the Iconic Week from today till 29th of this month as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. In a tweet, Publication Division said, it is all set to introduce its readers to the Tribal Freedom Fighters of India.
The online film festivals, A Voyage of Progress and Ratnas of India will be followed by a webinar on technological advancements in film making over the years. A Voyage of Progress, showcasing documentary films on important projects, industries and iconic institutions in India will be held from today till the 25th of this month. It includes success stories of Bhakra Nangal, Hirakud and Nagarjuna Sagar dams, institutions like National Physical Laboratory, BARC, TIFR, BHEL, Shipping and Oil industry, DRDO and space projects like Chandrayan & PSLV. In the second part of Salute to the Nation, some of the iconic personalities in the field of science, art and culture bestowed with the highest civilian honour, Bharat Ratna, will be remembered by screening their biopics.
Ratnas of India will be screened from August 26 to 28 and include a biography of Prof. C. V. Raman, Dr. M Vishveshwaraya, Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Prof. C. N. R. Rao, Satyajit Ray, M.S. Subbulakshmi, Pt. Ravi Shankar, Ustad Bismillah Khan and Pt. Bhimsen Joshi.
The films will be streamed free of charge on https://filmsdivision.org/ in the Documentary of the Week section and on the Youtube channel of FilmsDivision from today to August 28.
The week-long event will conclude with a webinar on technological advancements in film-making over the years on 29th August in which senior film-makers and technicians of the Films Division will interact with media students from across the country after a session of knowledge-sharing.