International Film Festival of India kicks off at Panaji

at 9:35 pm

Panaji: With many firsts to its credit, the 52nd edition of the International Film Festival of India has gotten off with a grand opening ceremony at  Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium here today.

Welcoming film lovers to Goa which he recalled is celebrating its 60th year of independence, while the nation celebrates the 75th year of independence,  Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting and Youth Affairs & Sports, Anurag Singh Thakur said that Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is an opportunity for us to take a collective resolve to take the nation to new heights when we celebrate 100 years of our freedom.

“This presents a unique opportunity for Indian cinema and incredible possibilities in content creation and dissemination at all levels on all platforms, in all regional languages, domestically as well as globally, ” Union Minister added.