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President gives away National Film awards

(Last Updated On: 04/05/2015)

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Fil AwardPresident Pranab Mukherjee presented the 62nd National Film Awards at a glittering function function in New Delhi Sunday evening.

Actress Kangna Ranaut has been awarded with the best actress for her Hindi film Queen while Actor Vijay Kumar B got the best actor award for his Kannada film Nanu Avanalla Avalu.

Veteran film actor Shashi Kapoor, who was selected for prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award for his outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian Cinema, could not attend the function due to health reasons. He will be given the award later.

The Best feature film award was bagged by the Marathi film Court, while the award for best popular film for providing wholesome entertainment was given to Hindi film Mary Kom. Srijit Mukherji received best director award for his Bengali film Chotushkone. Best Children’s film award was jointly bagged by Tamil Film Kaakkaa Muttai and Marathi film Elizabeth Ekadashi.

A total of 21 awards were given in the non-feature film category and 45 in feature film category.

Speaking on the occasion, President Pranab Mukherjee urged the film fraternity to look beyond the market and work for nurturing human value and country’s civilizations. He said the Indian movies not only showcase the multi-cultural diversity of country, but is also a tribute to nation’s linguistic richness. He asked the film personalities to provide value-based entertainment to the society. Mr. Mukherjee said the government is taking several steps to promote film production in the country. He said that a National Centre of Excellence in Animation and Visual effects and film facilitation unit will be set up for this purpose.

On the occasion, Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley congratulated the awardees and complemented jury members for their contribution in selecting best talents in Indian cinema. He said, government is committed for overall growth of Indian cinema.

Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, I&B Secretary Bimal Julka and other eminent personalities were also present on the occasion.

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