Entertainment: Prakash Javadekar says film industry should also participate in IFFI

Prakash Javadekar.

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  • Latest version:January 17, 2021, 12:49 p.m.

Mumbai Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday called on the film industry and other sectors to partner with the government in hosting the International Film Festival of India (IFFI). Speaking as the chief guest at the inaugural function of the annual film festival, Javadekar said that there was a need for active participation from the private sector in such events.

In his speech, Javadekar said, “Every year the central government and the Goa government organize IFFIs. Why? There should be partnerships with the film industry and other industries. He said, “It is the responsibility of the government to create and promote an atmosphere of art and culture. This does not mean that the government should do everything.”

The minister has invited people from the private sector to take part in the festival in the future. The 51st IFFI was inaugurated in Panji on Saturday. It was postponed to November 2020 due to the corona virus epidemic. The event will run until January 24.

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