International Day of Education Celebrated at AAFT

Noida: On 3 December 2018, the United Nations General Assembly adopted with consensus a resolution proclaiming 24 January as International Day of Education, in celebration of the role of education for peace and development.

“The international community reiterated that education plays a key role in building sustainable and resilient societies, and contributes to the achievement of all other Sustainable Development Goals as it dedicated a special day to celebrate education worldwide,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah an educationist, President of AAFT and Patron to IFUNA- Indian Federation of United Nation Association.

“UNESCO, as the specialized United Nations agency for education facilitates the annual observance of the Day in close collaboration with main education actors like AAFT. I appreciate the efforts of AAFT in celebrating such an important day in the year,” said Onuel Uka member of Indo Nigerian Film Association.

Mahboob Afzal Director at Al Salomah Medical Tourism P Ltd., Alisonou Husanboy Cameraman, Akrom Isakov Film Director, Kuliev Azizbek actor and renowned acress Shakhzoda Matchanova from Uzbekistan were also part of the celebration. Adeep Tondon renowned film maker from Mumbai also joined the poster release to celebrate International Education Day.

Marwah Special Invitee at President Ramaphosa Lecture

The first IBSA Gandhi Mandela Memorial Freedom Lecture was organized by H.E. Mr. Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa President of the Republic of South Africa in the presence of Shri Narendra Modi Prime Minister of India at Hotel Leela.

“Mahatma Gandhi and anti-apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela wanted to see a world where there was tolerance for each other’s religion, race, caste and regional affiliation, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said .

Speaking at the first IBSA (India, Brazil, South Africa) Gandhi-Mandela Memorial Freedom Lecture, Ramaphosa recalled Gandhi’s famous words, “Be the change you want to see in the world”.

“But what was the change Gandhi and Mandela wanted to see. They wanted to see elimination of poverty and a world where nations respect one another and multilateralism was upheld and respected and there was tolerance for each other’s religion, race, caste and regional affiliation,” he said.

He said South Africa is looking forward to build its relations with India. “We are two countries separated by ocean but bound together by the collective energies of our people. The legacies of Gandhi and Mandela have never been more important than they are today. We have a collective role in addressing global economy which is facing a number of challenges right now,” he said.

“I am very happy on the visit of H.E. Ramaphosa, it has added a lot to India and South Africa relations. Indo South African Film And Cultural Forum was formed earlier by the special guest of President of India and visiting State Guest from South Africa Her Excellency Elizabeth Thabethe Deputy Minister for Trade And Industry, Government of South Africa, way back in 2013,” informed Dr. Sandeep Marwah, Chairman to the association.

“It was also a wonderful opportunity to meet my Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has always believed in best of the relations between India and rest of the countries of the World,” added Marwah. The event was attended by who’s who of Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India and Government of South Africa..

Honorable Ministers and Deputy Ministers of the Indian and South African delegations, President of the Indian Council of World Affairs, Dr TCA Raghavan, Ambassador of Brazil in the Republic of India, High Commissioner Kamboj, High Commissioner of the Republic of India to the Republic of South Africa, The Charge d’ Affaires of the Republic of South Africa to the Republic of India and Members of the Diplomatic Corps were present there.

Indo China Cultural Forum of ICMEI Supported Chinese Day

To celebrate this important day of New Year, which comes with its own set of traditions, The People’s Republic of China, in coordination with the CD Foundation, organized a grand event at Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi. The purpose of the annual ‘Happy Chinese New Year’ program supported by Ministry of Culture and Tourism Of China is to convey joy, friendship and auspicious wishes of Chinese people to their friends all over the world

 The program started with lamp lighting by Chief Guest Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Government of India and Luo Zhaohui, Chinese Ambassador to India. On this occasion, hundreds of people along with members of the foreign diplomatic corps, the foreign correspondents in India and the Indian Foreign Service officers were present in the program.

“Cultural and economic relations between China and India date back to ancient times. The Silk Road not only served as a major trade route between India and China, but is also credited for facilitating the spread of Buddhism from India to East Asia,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios.

 On the occasion, cultural programs presented by artist showcased the best of Chinese music and dance. The splendid art and culture of Inner Mongolia of China to Indian People was the main point of attraction. An acrobatic troupe of Inner Mongolia Bureau of National Art Troupe attracted viewers by their amazing acrobatics performances. Every performance by Chinese artists caught the attention of the audience. The Indian artist at the function also presented the cultural program. ICMEI – International Chamber of Media And Entertainment Industry Supported the event.

Indo Gambia Cultural Forum Announces Scholarship

Noida: IGFCF- Indo Gambia Film And Cultural Forum of ICMEI- International Chamber of Media And Entertainment Industry announced a scholarship for the deserving student from Gambia.

Sandeep Marwah President of ICMEI handed over a scholarship to H.E. Jainaba Jagne The Ambassador of Gambia to India at the Embassy of Gambia in New Delhi.

Scholarship includes a course fee of short-term course of AAFT along with boarding and lodging for the student for a period of three months. It also includes the film production charges.

“The Indo Gambia Film And Cultural Forum was recently formed and inaugurated by Her Excellency Jainaba Jagne during second Fashion week in last April. That time ICMEI has promised to provide this scholarship to Gambia,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah.

“There is lot to do with the country of Gambia, this is just the start,” added Marwah. “We are thankful to ICMEI, AAFT and Marwah Studios for providing this beautiful benefit to us. Soon a deserving student will be here to be the part of Indian Film Industry,” said H.E. Jainaba Jagne.

Indo Lesotho Cultural Forum Presented Scholarship

Noida: “We are more than happy to hand over the scholarship of AAFT Short Term Course to   the student from Kingdom of Lesotho as the gesture of goodwill and to promote relation between two countries under Indo Lesotho Film And Cultural Forum,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah Chairman of ILFCF.

“After signing MoU between the Embassy of Kingdom of Lesotho and ICMEI- International Chamber of Media And Entertainment Industry we inaugurated Indo Lesotho Film And Cultural Forum. Handing over the scholarship is the next in the list ,” said Ashok Tyagi Secretary General of ICMEI.

“It is rare when you are given three benefits at the same time. One that I have collected the scholarship for the deserving student from Kingdom of Lesotho, second I have received the collection of Press coverage of our activities and third I am carrying the research work conducted by AAFT School of Mass Communication and Journalism on Lesotho. I pray for very strong relations between ICMEI and Embassy of Lesotho,” expressed H.E. Bothat Tsikoane High Commissioner of Kingdom of Lesotho to India while addressing the media persons at Marwah Studios.

Makhatwe E. Mankimane First Secretary High Commission of Lesotho, Ashok Tyagi Secretary General of ICMEI and many other dignities were also present there. High Commissioner also celebrated the registration of fifth World Record of Sandeep Marwah.

Sandeep Marwah Honored at Prime Minister’s Constituency

Varanasi: The Union Minister of State General V.K.Singh Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India and Union Minister of State Independent Charge K.J. Alphons Ministry of Tourism, Government of India honored Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios and ICMEI –International Chamber of Media And Entertainment Industry at a grand function at Prime Minister’s Constituency at Varanasi.

“The Non Resident Indians have great contribution in developing and bringing India to new platform. They have proved, where ever they are settled, that an Indian can do wonders in their profession and business,” said General V.K. Singh addressing to Non Resident Indians in a GOPIA- Global Organization of People of Indian Origin at Hotel Taj at Varanasi.

“Every one deserve awards but some of you have done extra ordinary in their fields and few have proved even staying back in India with their expertise in foreign markets of different countries, Dr. Sandeep Marwah is one of them,” said Sunny Kulathakal President of GOPIO.

Dr. Sandeep Marwah is in touch with 145 countries, attracted students from 120 countries of the World, more than 80 countries have extended their support to him by visiting his international head quarters and 50 arrangements have already been signed or forums have been created so far under his leadership.

“Never Ever any Indian has been nominated by 50 countries of the World as the representative, Brand Ambassador, Cultural Ambassador or Chair for Country forums. We all salute to Sandeep Marwah for his extra ordinary contribution to promotion of art, culture and tourism to that scale,” expressed Smita Srivastava Coordinator of the Program.

K.J. Alphons Minister of Tourism was also briefed that Dr. Marwah has attracted more than 1.2 Million people from all over India and 145 countries of the World to Noida Film City as the founder of the project in last 25 years of his non stop contribution to films, television and cinema tourism besides running a tourism and hospitality Institute. Minister appreciated Dr. Marwah’s contribution to Tourism.

GOPIO Chairman Dr. Thomas Abraham, large number of non-resident Indians, political leaders, media persons, people from business community, were present at the glamorous event.

Sandeep Marwah Is Invited On The Board of GOPIO at Varanasi

Noida: The special meet of one of the most important organizations of Non Resident Indians GOPIO- Global Organization of People of Indian Origin had a meet at Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s constituency of Varanasi at Hotel Taj.

“The whole Varanasi is bubbling with new energy as this time the Paravasi meet has been fixed here and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is coming to meet and address NRIs. More than 7000 NRI have registered for the event. We have also decided to honor few   NRIs who have done extra ordinary well and few   residents who have supported the moment of NRIs,” said Dr. Thomas Abraham GOPIO Chairman.

“We invite Dr. Sandeep Marwah to the Board of GOPIO as we are sure that his presence will bring new colors and new kind of support to the organization,” added Dr. Thomas Abraham in the presence of Union Minister of State General V.K.Singh Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India and Union Minister of State Independent Charge K.J. Alphons Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.

“Sandeep Marwah is known to Government of Many countries and has been representing   around 50 countries as Cultural Ambassador. The title given to him as Global Cultural Minister is truly applicable,” said Sunny Kathulia President of GOPIO.

“I am thankful to the executive Committee for nominating me on the board. I assure you that the love and affection you have extended to me will never go waste,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios,

The meeting was attended by MLA Varanasi, Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi MP, Minister Raj K. Purohit and Aumsensingh (Omie) Singh MP, Veena Khosla, Parsram Punj, Dr. Indrani Rampersad, K.V. Shamsudheen and Dr. Deepak Kant Vyas.

Sandeep Marwah Honored by Bosnia Government

Noida: Dr. Sandeep Marwah is an educator, philanthropist, social worker, filmmaker and President of Marwah Studios. Recently, he was honored by H.E. Muhamed Cengic the Ambassador of Bosnia And Herzegovina to India for his untiring contribution to the promotion of Indo Bosnia relations through arts and culture.

“We have decided to honor Dr. Sandeep Marwah as he is the first one to initiate for the formation of Indo Bosnia Film And Cultural Forum and has been working for the better relation between two countries since then,” said H.E. Muhamed Cengic and handed over the plaque to Marwah in a   function to welcome new Ambassador to International Chamber of Media And Entertainment Industry.

“I take this opportunity to thank Ambassador and his complete team for supporting us at each and every time. Bosnia involvement during Global Festivals and other International summits and events is always appreciated,” thanked Dr. Marwah.

K.L.Ganju Patron to Indo Comoros Cultural Forum

Noida: “We are thankful to K.L.Ganju to accept the Patronship of the first and newly constituted Indo Comoros Cultural Forum at International Chamber of Media And Entertainment Industry on this beautiful occasion of 12th International Festival of Cellphone Cinema at Noida Film City,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios.

“This is my first event after General body meeting of honorary consular corps Diplomatique – India (HCCD-I) which has elected me as the President of the corps for a term of three years. I am pleased to be the part of ICMEI and Patron to Indo Comoros Cultural Forum,” said H.E. K.L.Ganju while accepting the memento of Patronship in a grand function celebrated to inaugurate 12th International Festival of Cellphone Cinema.

Mr. K.L. Ganju was appointed Consul General (Hony.) of the Republic of Union of the Comoros. After Government Of India Notified his appointment through a Gazette Notification on 10th January, 2005, he assumed charge of the Consul General (Hony.) and became member of the (Hony). Consular Corps Diplomatique- India (HCCD – I ).

He was sponsored by HCCD – I to represent Indian Consuls in World Federation of Consuls (FICAC). He was elected to the Board of Directors of the World Federation of Consuls (FICAC) in 2006 at Montego Bay (Jamaica) with 2nd highest Number of votes. He was re-elected to the Board of Directors in 2009 at Izmir (Turkey) and at MONACO in 2012,

Mr. Ganju was appointed Chairman of the Consular Privileges Protection Committee of the World Federation of Consuls (FICAC). He was also appointed Chairman of the FICAC 30th Anniversary Celebration Committee. Mr. K.L. Ganju also became Secretary General of the HCCD – India.

Sandeep Marwah Nominated Chair For Indo Comoros Cultural Forum

Noida: A well known film and media person Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios has been nominated as the Chair for Indo Comoros Cultural Forum by H.E. K.L.Ganju Consul General of Comoros in India..

“I am impressed by the amount of work Dr. Sandeep Marwah has so far done in the field of Art and Culture. I have never seen any one with these kind of distinctions. Not only that he is a World Record Holder in Media but he is a real philanthropist and humanitarian,” said H.E. K.L.Ganju while handing over the chairmanship to Marwah in the presence of large gathering at Noida Film City.

“I am humbled and with great honor accept the chairmanship of Indo Comoros Cultural Forum. It is my privilege to serve for the promotion of relations between two countries. We have a lot to offer to this friendship,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah accepting the memento.

The Indo Comoros Cultural forum was launched earlier in the function to celebrate the 12th International Festival of Cellphone Cinema designed by Asian Academy of Film And Television.

Devendra Pathak Vice Chancellor Oriental University, Prof. N.K. Sinha Vice Chancellor of Himalayan Garwal University, Ashok Tyagi Film Maker, Seema Gumer Director Star Buzz Events and Yogesh Mishra Dean AAFT along with large number of film, TV and media persons were witness to this historical moment.