New Delhi, August 13. The Union Ministry of culture and Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts today held the concluding session of the film screening to commemorate “Partition Horrors Remembrance Day, which happened at Samvet Auditorium, Janpath, NewDelhi. At the valedictory session of the event, renowned filmmakers Shri. Chandrpraksh Dwivedi, Shri. Anil Sharma, Dr. Sachidanand Joshi and Shri. Anurag Punetha, Media Controller, IGNCA were present.
Shri. Chandraprakash renowned filmmaker, producer and screenwriter best known for his television epic “ Chanakya”, in which he played the role of “Chanakya” remains an inspiration for millions till date. He while addressing the media at the event said that movies made on the subject of ‘partition’ evokes response but it should be a constant effort in that direction. One of the films screened at the event was “Pinjar”, which was directed by him. He said through “Pinjar” he wanted to bring to the fore the issues which were faced by women during the “partition”. He further added, “History is the third eye of human civilization and we should able to see through it to avoid any tragedy as ‘partition’ in the future.”
Shri. Anil Sharma another filmmaker was present at the event who happens to be the director of “Gadar Ek Prem Katha”, which was screened here to mark the “Partition Horrors Remembrance Day”. Speaking at the event he said, “Circumstances were responsible for partition and we should not put blame on the past but there is a need to learn from it, so that we do not repeat such a tragedy in future”.
Shri. Sachidanand Joshi, Member Secretary, IGNCA, while speaking at the event raised some pertinent issues in context to ‘partition’. He in the context said, the series of question pertaining to ’partition’ do not stop and the questions were not put in its right context either. He further added that people who migrated carry the burden of being called refugees and that must change. People who came here after migration toiled hard to make a life for themselves.
Anurag Punetha, Media Controller, IGNCA, expressed gratitude towards the guest and audience. He said that all the tragedies of the world have been documented but not the partition of 1947. This film screening on the theme of “partition” is an attempt in the said direction. The documentary movies screened at the inaugural session were, “Vibhajan Vibhishika”, “Dere Tun Dilli, From Dera to Delhi”, “Asamarth” and “Faded Memories” , “The Unowned House”, “ Ghar” and “Jhootha Sach”. Pinjar and Gadar Ek Prem Katha based on the theme of ‘partition’ were screened at the event.