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News Khabran / Seminar on Role of IT and New Media in Education by WDF
« on: March 18, 2010, 06:09:27 AM »
“There is no department in education which is not influenced by the information technology and new media” said Sandeep Marwah, President of Marwah Studios while inaugurating two days seminar on role of IT and New Media in Education at India International Centre in New Delhi. “The four other mediums of Media like Print, Radio, Television and Cinema are also now addicted to the fifth brother New Media. These mediums cannot be separated” Marwah added giving case study of his own organizations.

The seminar is organized by World Development Foundation, NGO committed to sustain and enrich the lives of the poor and socially excluded for the development and education of unprivileged under the leadership of Dr.H.O.Srivastava. The other speakers who spoke on the occasion wereYogesh Kochhar Director Microsoft Corp., S.N.Goswami MD ML Asia,  Dr Malti Goel advisor to Govt. of India.

The foundation later distributed cash prizes to three poor parents for the education of their children. The inaugural program closed with the handing over the Life Time Achievement award to broadcaster Padamshri H.S. Jolly and Padambhushan Jasdev Singh.


The two days seminar will cover the topics, discussion and workshop on New Media for Science, Community Radio, Content Development, Content Policy, Content Production etc.and A.K.Bhatnagar, Dr.R.Shreedhar, Abhilaksh Lekhi, R.K.Singh, Yogendra Pal, Dimitri Fague, P.S.Sundram, Bandana Mukhopadhyay, Anita R. Gautam, Sajan Venyoor, T.R. Malakar, Dr.B.K.Jha, L.S.Bajpai, Rajiv Shukla will be the speakers.

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The ICFF promoted by Marwah Studios and supported by education centers like AAFT,ASMS and ABS has joined hands with Lioness Club of Noida—Navsankalp to promote education and awareness for the unprivileged children through films.

Recently two medical camps were organized in Noida at Agahapur sec 41 and Barat Ghar sec 31 where not only people donated their blood, more than 100 patients were treated at no cost basis by the doctors of Kailash Hospital followed by screening of information and educational films by ICFF.

“I am in Lioness Club to help people, to promote all those who cannot afford, and educate people to live happily” said Veena Jaruhar President of Lioness Club. “My association with International Children’s Film Forum is going to enhance our activities” Veena added.

“I have always believed that visual media has the largest impact on the human minds, we want to create huge awareness through Good Cinema” said Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios .The whole event was covered by Radio Noida 107.4FM

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“It is my duty to take care of unprivileged children to best of my capacity as they are my country men. We should not see for what others have done for me rather you should be cautious what you have done for others” said Sandeep Marwah, Chairperson of the forum and President of Marwah Studios while launching AWARE INDIA program to educate and promote citizens of India living in villages and slums through GOOD CINEMA at Marwah Studios with the large gathering of volunteers from different colleges.

The voluntary body of students of Asian School of Media Studies YES, Young Energetic Society which has already become National Body has joined in this aware India program with ICFF .The president Souvik informed all the volunteers to work whole heartily in this venture. “I am not only supporting but would like to be present in every screening at every village and slum to guide my students of ASMS and other colleges” said R.K.Singh Dean of ASMS.

“I want to be the part of this work without second thought” said Ashok Srivastava, known socialist from Noida. “We are ready to add more management to this venture through Asian Business School” said Latika Sahani Dean ABS .International Children’s Film Forum has started showing meaningful films to slums and villages in Noida from the collection of Marwah Films and Video Productions.

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Radio Noida 107.4FM in association with Asian Academy of Film and Television, Asian School of Media Studies, Asian Business School, International Children’s Film Forum, IFTC, IFTRC, World Development Organization, COMCON, Media Lab Asia organized national seminar on the opportunity and challenges of running community radio.

The seminar which was divided into four segments saw many prominent speakers from all over India who gave their point of views, suggestions, case studies, actual working and describe their problems. “I am proud to be associated with the group which believes in social work of the highest order” said Lt. Gen. K.M. Seth, the former Governor of Chattisgarh while inaugurating the seminar.

“I have always believe in giving back my knowledge and my resources to Entertainment Industry to which I belong, India- the country I live in and Humanity without which we don’t exist” said Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios. “Radio Noida 107.4FM is an addition to our work of community” Marwah added. Others who spoke on the subject were Harshvardhan, K.R.P.Verma, S.N.Goswami, Dr.H.O.Srivastava, Rakesh Agarwal, Nirmal Bhatnagar, Brahm Prakash, Deepti Pant, Vijay Laxmi, H.M.Srivastava, C.R.Chabra, Taneja from Min. of I&B

Kalyan Sarkar, Latika Sahni, V.Kannan, Mansoor Naqvi, Satish Anand, Rahul Sehgal, Lalit Kumar and large number of film, TV and Media students and professionals attended the seminar. The seminar was designed, planned and conducted by R.K.Singh Dean Asian School of Media Studies who later also paid vote of thanks.

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News Khabran / AAFT Join Hands with Balaji TeleFilms
« on: March 12, 2010, 05:31:48 AM »

It was a scene to be seen at Film City Noida when hundreds of young good looking trained and untrained actors linedup in front of Marwah Studios to get selected in the newly launched television serials by Balaji Tele Films, Mumbai.

“We are happy to provide our infrastructure and facility to Balaji Telefilms for this huge selection” said Sandeep Marwah, President of Marwah Studios where special arrangements of security were performed to control this large crowd gathered from Delhi, Noida and all neighboring States.

This is a normal practice of Marwah Studios to plan and organize professional campus interviews for the students of all disciplines of Film, TV and Media learning at Asian Academy of Film and Television and Asian School Of Media studies including for the management students of Asian Business School.

Some of the prominent companies like Anil Kapoor’s Production for feature film ‘Ayesha’, Sharukh Khan’s Red Chilies new television serial ‘FAUJI’ reality show BIG BOSS etc have conducted campus interviews at Marwah Studios.

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News Khabran / National Seminar on Community Radio at Marwah Studios
« on: March 05, 2010, 05:13:31 AM »
 
Asian School of Media Studies, Noida in association with World Development Foundation has decided to organize a national seminar on community Radio covering opportunities and challenge on 10th march at Marwah studios, informed R.K.Singh the dean of ASMS.

“We have requested Lt Gen K.M. Seth, the former Governor of Chattisgarh to inaugurate this National event” R.K.Singh added. ”The workshop will focus on government scheme of CRS, the policy guide lines, use of community radio, hardware and software issues and content development” said Sandeep Marwah president of Marwah Studios and President of this National Seminar.

“Radio is a very powerful technology that can allow information to reach large sector of the population quickly and economically” said Marwah. The seminar is supported by Radio Noida 107.4FM, Comcon Technologies, Asian Business School, AAFT, International Film and Television Club, International Children’s Film Forum and International Film and Television Research Centre. There will be large number of participants and speakers from all over the country.

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News Khabran / Samuel Jackson Met Media Guru Sandeep Marwah
« on: March 05, 2010, 05:12:48 AM »

Narrating the activities of Marwah Studios, the president Sandeep Marwah invited one of the biggies of Hollywood Samuel Jackson to India.“I love Bollywood Films” Samuel said “I would love to come to India when there is a film event or a film festival” he added. “I am happy to meet media guru Sandeep Marwah who has been teacher to 7000 media persons and that too from 70 countries of the World.” He expressed his keen ness to be associated with Indian Film Industry.

Samuel L. Jackson who has created a wonderful niche for himself through Hollywood films and has worked in more than 130 films .He has been a Oscar nominee for his role in ‘Pulp Fiction’ and winner of BAFTA with BET Comedy Awards for ‘Incredible, Bambi Award for ‘International’, Silver Berlin Best Actor for ‘ Jackie Brown’, Best Actor Black movie Award for ‘Coach Carter’ and well awarded for films like ‘Jumper’, ‘Eve’s Bayou’, ‘Home of the Brave’, ‘Jungle Fever’, ‘Shaft’, ‘Sydney’, ‘The Long Kiss Goodnight’, ‘A Time To Kill’ etc.

“Meeting and knowing a huge actor like Samuel Jackson is my good luck, we both were together at Cairo Film Festival” said Sandeep Marwah, film producer, Studio Owner, and the director of media and business schools in India.

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The renowned Asian Media personality Sandeep Marwah, the President of Marwah Studios has been nominated as member of International Jury representing India in 26th edition of Festival International Du Film D' Amour.
 
"Its a great honour for me to represent my country in FIFA, a prestigios film festival of the World having its 26th edition at Mons, Belgium" said Sandeep Marwah President Marwah Studios and World Record Holder of producing largest number of short films.He is the President of Asian Academy of Film and Television, a film school which has churned out 7000 media professional in last 18years hailing from 70 countries .
 
"The festival invites to discover an array of unusual films with committed subjects and heart wrenching stories from 19th to 26th feb. no less than 80 films and 35 short from all over the World will be screened. I am happy we have jury from India too."said Elio Di Rupo Honorary President of FIFA.
 
The other members of the jury are Thomas Gilou, Chantal Lauby, Melanie Bernier, Sara Martin and Noemie Elbaz from France, Idrissa Ouedraogo from Burkina Faso, Maria Dinulescu from Romania, Rashid Masharwi from Palestine, Renato Berta from Switzerland, Sandra Ceccarelli from Italy and Khaled Abou El Naga from Egypt.
[ Asian News Agency ]

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News Khabran / IMAGES 2010 Attracted Media Students.
« on: February 15, 2010, 07:29:51 AM »

A annual joint venture of AAFT, ASMS, ASGA and ABS prepared and conducted by the students to express their talent and practice was held at Marwah Studios attended by students of all the 30 courses of the campus.

Speaking on the occasion in a jam packed hall the President of the Asian Education Society Sandeep Marwah encouraged students to frame more programs like this which are very healthy for the personality development of the students. Sandeep Marwah sanctioned more funds for student’s welfare this year which also includes student competitions and participation in India and Abroad. “He who does not believe in Entertainment and music is not human being” said Marwah

Present on the event the renowned actor Viswajit Pradhan who has worked in more than 150 feature films and only Gujar Actor in Bollywood congratulated the students for their large participation while lighting the lamp .”I am proud to be associated with International Media Education Centre and would like to be back again”

ShreeRupa the director of NGO ‘Make A Wish Foundation of India’ appreciated the efforts of the students and their enthusiasm for the cultural event.” I invite students who would like to get into social work” said ShreeRupa. Others who spoke on the occasion were Prof. R.K.Singh dean Asian School of Media Studies and Asian School of Graphics and Animation, Prof. Latika Sahani dean Asian Business School .The event was followed by a grand party.[ Asian News Agency ]

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News Khabran / 65th Festival of Short Digital Films at AAFT
« on: February 12, 2010, 01:50:11 AM »

“The films must leave an impact on the viewers that is how we plan and produce films at Asian Academy of Film and Television” said Sandeep Marwah president of Marwah Studios while introducing the guest on the dice at the inauguration of 65th Festival of Short Digital Films at Noida Film City.

Some of the finest films directed by the students of 64th batch were screened for the large crowd of young film makers who were enjoying every bit of the festival environment. “Students must take advantage of the first class facilities being provided by the institution here which are somewhere better than any film school in Europe” said Yiannis Arsenis, the film maker from Greece while addressing the students. “We invite the students of AAFT to come forward to direct and present films highlighting on the subject of Disability” said Satish Kapoor founder of Brotherhood.

“Films are the best source of expression and do not ignore the touch of right music into it” said Madhu Mathur Anand classical singer from USA who later impressed the audience with a spiritual song. The presence of Prof. Kamal Dixit a veteran journalist and B.K. Sushant media coordinator of World renowned Brahmkumari organisation proposed to enthusiastic film makers to go for meaningful Cinema. Prof. Kalyan Sarkar paid vote of thanks.[ Asian News Agency ]

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News Khabran / Katrina Kaif Honored By Assocham
« on: February 08, 2010, 03:16:53 AM »

Katrina Kaif is popular enough to hold the press and who’s who of Delhi to wait for her entry on the stage when Assocham Entertainment Committee decided to honor her at Hotel Imperial in continuation to her absence at 3rd International Entertainment summit last November in FOCUS.

“A special award has been constituted “Performer of The Year” by Assocham to honour the most beautiful lady of the film industry” said D.S. Rawat, the secretary General of Assocham. “We are proud that

Katrina has been rated as the most popular performer and as successful women she is representing now for the cause of upliftment of the women” said Alka Lamba, secretary of All India Congress Committee.

“Katrina has played her tough innings to reach to this platform, she is well versed with the reality of life” said Swati Piramal, the President of Assocham while handing over the award as Prinyanka Vadra could not make it for the show.

“Katrina Kaif is the only artist in the industry who has given continuous hits one after another like Namaste London, Partner, Welcome, Race, Sing Is Kinng, New York, Ajab Prem Ki Gazab Kahani and immerged as icon for the young generation” said Sandeep Marwah president of Marwah Studios and Executive member of Entertainment Committee of Assocham. Later Sujata Dev paid vote of thanks. [ Asian News Agency ]

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“More than 100 short documentary films received on various issues of disability from all over the World and the preview Committee of We Care Filmfest 2010 finalized 32 short films for screening during the film festival which will be moving to all over India. Each documentary film has a story to tell, tales of dogged human spirit that has trumped against all odds” said Sandeep Marwah president of WECARE FILM FEST 2010 .

The preview committee had B B Nagpal, a Media and Film Critic, Shankar Choudhary (Sr. Programme Offricer UNESCO), Ms Saoirse, United Nation Volunteer (UNESCO), Sanjeev Upadhya, Media Professional and film maker ,Ms Deepa Jain (Psychologist and film maker), Ms. Gopa Mukherjee (Journalist and Film maker) and Abhinav Bajpai Head IT, AAFT) jury headed by Satish Kapoor Director of the festival.

“A world that truly embraces diversity is one where the rights, dignity, and well-being of individuals are realized regardless of differences in race, faith, gender – or ability. People living with disabilities often surprise us with their abilities, with what they can do rather than what they cannot, but not many tell their stories. To share a few minutes of their lives 7th We Care Filmfest will be held across the country under the theme Dignity and Justice for All” said Satish Kapoor the founder of Brotherhood and WECARE FILMFEST.

The festival is organized in association with the National Trust, Asian Academy of Film and Television (AAFT), United Nations Information Centre (UNIC), and the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will be travelling to about 12 locations in India, from February to mid-April 2010 including Delhi, NOIDA, Mumbai, Pune, Goa, Agra, Jaipur, Kolkata etc.[ Asian News Agency ]

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News Khabran / Sandeep Marwah Now Parton to Savitri Vikas Samiti
« on: February 01, 2010, 07:22:33 AM »
A well known ten years old NGO Savitri Vikas Samiti a forum for Universal Love and Peace through Music of Delhi working for the promotion of Arts and Culture in India taken renowned film maker, Educator and Art promoter Sandeep Marwah as its Patron of the organization.

 

“The association of Sandeep Marwah has bring in a new motivational level into the organization” said Dr. Anita Srivastava, the president of the NGO. “His vast experience in the field of film, TV, Media and promotion of arts and culture will enhance our activities and uplift the quality and standard of the programs.” she added.

 

Sandeep Marwah who is the president of Marwah Studios and running Media Schools is also the founder promoter of Film City Noida. He is the recipient of number of National and International awards. “I am much obliged by the gesture of this NGO who has shown so much of faith and trust in me .I see to it that this feeling remains the same till I am associated with this organization” said Sandeep Marwah while accepting the Patron Ship.

 

The other members who are associated with the organization are former members of parliament Shashi Bhushan, Dr. Renu Kumari, former IAS R.P.Sinha, Rotarian Ruchi Rai and Music Mastro  Ustad Rahim Fahimuddin Dagar, Ustad Asad Ali Khan, Ustad Ali Abbas Khan, Ustad Johar Ali Khan. [ Asian News Agency ]

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The Noida Professional Photographers Association Gautam Budh Nagar celebrated its existence of second year with all most membership of 600 photographers of the city and neighboring areas and immerging as one of the most powerful body. “We are here to look after the needs of our members” said the President of the Association Vijay Pal Sharma, “who can be better guide than Sandeep Marwah” he added.

 

“I am proud to be associated with this large body and will be available for any kind of assistance, help or guidance in the field of Photography, Films, Television or Media.” said Sandeep Marwah, President of Marwah Studios while accepting the Patron ship of the organization. Sandeep Marwah suggested a professional Workshop, a Competition and an exhibition of still pictures which can be conducted at Asian Academy of Film and Television in the coming months.

 

The others who spoke on the occasion were Ashok Srivastava a social worker and Kukal renowned Painter from Noida. Later Sandeep Marwah presented the appreciation momento to few members for their extra ordinary achievements. Virendra Kumar the secretary of NPPA paid vote of thanks. [ Asian News agency ]

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The huge crowd of young film makers from all over India and abroad lined up to enter into the festival theatre at Marwah Studios to look into this third International festival of Mobile Phone Cinema where more than 500 entries have been received from all over the World. “I am excited that the festival has become popular worldwide in just three years, no doubt that our team from AAFT,ASMS,ABS and ASGA has done a great job in making this event so attractive.” said Sandeep Marwah president of Marwah Studios.

The festival organized by International Film and Television Club inaugurated by the renowned writer, producer, editor and director N.Chandra who has given some of the finest films like Ankhush, Tezab, Pratighat, Narasimha, Humlaa, Beqabu, Yeh Mera India etc and presided over by American film director Karl Bardosh.

 “I am amazed by the ideas these mobile films have thrown to all of us to elaborate into full length feature films.” said N. Chandra, also the jury member of  the festival while addressing the audience, national press and media personalities present there.. “I am associated with the festival from the beginning and happy to see it growing year by year. Mobile Cinema is going to takeover all alternatives of watching films” said Karl Bardosh who is also the prof in Tisch School of Arts, New York University.

The festival was supported by International Film and Television Research Centre, Radio Noida 107.4, International Children’s Film Forum, International Public Broadcasting Forum, Batchbuzz.com, Rajshri.com, Media Mugals, Greycell Communication, Dragons Lab, 1take Media.com, Film and TV Producers Guild of India, Nimbus IT Solutions, the script Club, MEC Art Gallery and Shivkala Motion Pictures. [ Asian News Agency]

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The Final result for Non Feature Film Category Awards was handed over to Smt Ambika Soni Minister of Information and Broadcasting , Government of India by the jury in Shastri Bhawan. " I am aware of the hard efforts of the jury and non stop screening of the films,and the clear and sincere intentions has brought these results to the nation" said Minister in the press conference.

‘AFSPA 1958’ was adjudged the Best Non-Feature Film for the courageous depiction of the non-violent resistance of the people of Manipur. Vinoo Choliparambil would be awarded under the category ‘Best First Non-Feature Film of a Director’s for his film Vitthal. Films Division produced ‘The Assassination of Rajiv Gandhi – A Reconstruction’ has been selected under the category ‘Best Biographical / Historical Reconstruction’ / Compilation film’. Another Films Division work ‘The Land of Rupshupas’ was selected under Best Agriculture Film category. Film & Television Institute of India’s produced ‘Trip’ will be awarded as best scientific film. FTII’s ‘Stations’ was also selected as Best Short Fiction Film. Manoj Kannoth gets the Award for Best Editing for ‘Stations’. Children’s Film Society of India produced Prince and the Crown of Stones was selected as the Best Animation Film. The Best Direction Award goes to Umesh Kulkarni for his work ‘Three of Us’. ‘ Three of Us’ also got the award for Best Cinematography.

Ninety Nine entries for non-feature film section were viewed by jury headed by Ms Arunaraje Patil and Shri Krishnendu Bose, Shri Anirban Dutta, Shri Sandeep Marwah, Shri R.V. Ramani, Shri Sarfaraz Siddiqui and Ms. Neena Mohan as members.

"We have gone through each and every entry throughly,discussed every film, analyised every screening and then come to the decision before declaring the results" said Sandeep Marwah,the jury member. "H E Hon’ble President of India Smt Pratibha Devising Patil shall confer the Awards on the winner in March 2010" added Marwah. [ Asian News Agency ]

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News Khabran / Sandeep Marwah On The Jury For 56th National Film Award
« on: January 23, 2010, 06:02:34 AM »
The renowned film and TV personality President of Marwah Studios Sandeep Marwah has been nominated by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India as member of Jury for National Award Non Feature films Category. This section contains Documentaries, Short fiction and non fiction films and Animation films. Marwah has already created an International record of producing largest number of short films in the World.

“The final screening of around 100 films competing for 22 categories, have been received from all over India.” said S.M Khan Director of Directorate of Film Festivals. “I am proud to be part of National Award Jury, It has given me immense pleasure that Government of India has recognized my efforts in Entertainment Industry” said Sandeep Marwah who is also the Director of Asian Academy of Film and Television in Noida.

The jury is headed by known film maker Aruna Raje Patil from Mumbai. The other members on jury are film makers Reena Mohan and Krishnendu Bose from Delhi, Anirban Dutta from Calcutta, RV.Ramani from Chennai, and film journalist Sarfaraz Saddiqui. [ Asian News Agency]

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The First Pravasi Film Festival came to an end with the presence of Basu Chatterjee, Rahul Rawail, Satish Kaushik, Sandeep Marwah Manoj Bajpai, Meera Nair and many other dignities who all were there to mark there presence to give industry’s recognition to this first Pravasi film festival at Habitat Centre in New Delhi.

LIFE GOES ON by Sangita Dutta won the best feature film, SHOR directed by D.K.Krishna and Raj Nidimoru best short film and FLYING SIKH was declared as best Short Film Fiction .Around 30 films in total were screened in the festival in feature and non feature category. CHEHRE by Rohit Kaushik was the closing film of the ceremony.

“I am ready to support this wonderful venture which has brought many Indians together once again at the Holy Land of India” said chief guest Mrs Preneet Kaur, State Minister of External Affairs, Government of India while addressing the audience. “I invite all NRI’s to Uttra Khand a place full of natural beauty to utilize as natural sets for their next films” said Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal, the Chief Minister of UttraKhand.

“Marwah Studios would like to offer all its facilities to NRI film makers to come and make films in India and we are also ready for the joint ventures” said Sandeep Marwah the producer of largest number of Short films in the world while thanking Anil Joshi the festival Director for a wonderful initiative. [ Asian News Agency ]

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News Khabran / Global Yog Alliance Formed
« on: December 24, 2009, 05:57:16 AM »
The federation of yoga organizations in India and abroad join hands together to form an international body ‘Global Yog Alliance’ under the leadership of Yogshiromani Dr. Gopalji who has brought three important parts of the society that is Yog, Spirituality and religion, Film, TV and Media together for the first time on the same platform.

Some of the most important names from these segments of life .Anantshree Jagatguru Shankracharya Swami Madhawashramji Maharaj of Jyotimath, Anantshree Jagatguru Shankracharya Swami Onkaranand Saraswati Maharaj of Parmatamamath, Dr Acharaya Prabhakar Mishra President World Religious Parliamant, Acharya Satyaendra Narayan International Secretary General, Dr. Mufti M. Mukarram Ahmed Shahi Imam fatehpuri, Pir Khwaja Afzal Nizami Sajjada Nashin of Nizamuddin and Media Guru Sandeep Marwah President of Asian Academy of Film and Television, Noida have been taken as patrons to the organization.

The Alliance has decided to go ahead with a national conference on Role of Yog, Religion and Media for the Peace in the World on 28th of December 2009.

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The Annual program of festival of short films was celebrated with great pomp and show.

“This is the best way not only to encourage students of the college but also to market their product” said Sandeep Marwah president of Marwah Studios while inaugurating the 5th festival of short films directed by the students of ASMS.

The lamp was lighted by the students of ASMS breaking all the old traditions of the college. “We believe that students should be able to write, shoot, direct and edit their own programs when they are out of the institution” said Harshvardhan, vice President of ASMS. “We are keen in developing all facilities within campus so that our student of Cinema, Journalism, Multimedia and Electronic Media not only learn the best but give the best to industry” said R.K. Singh Dean ASMS.

“No media person can be successful unless he is disciplined himself” said Rahul Sehgal the associate dean of Cinema, Asian School of Media Studies. “We are here to look after the needs of students who have been provided World Class infrastructure to direct these films” added A.K.Goorah, the HOD Cinematography. The Students of all streams were present to appreciate the films. The program was well covered by Radio Noida 107.4FM.

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