First-Ever ‘Kashi Film Festival' Begins In Varanasi On Monday
Lucknow, December 26 (TNA) A three-day Kashi Film Festival will begin in Varanasi, parliamentary constituency of prime minister Narendra Modi, from December 27. The festival will not only show glimpses of Hindustani classical music and dance but will also refresh the memories of famous philosopher poets, writers, musicians and the Banaras Gharana, an official said.
The festival is being organised in collaboration with Film Bandhu, the Government of Uttar Pradesh and the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, the Government of India.
Anurag Thakur, Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, will be the chief guest on December 28, in whose presence a panel discussion will be organized from 10:30 am to 12 noon on the topic “Varanasi – Journey from a Cultural, Mythological and Historical Heritage to a Modern City”. The topic of discussion of the second panel will be on 'Music and Geet - Virasat of Banaras' with timings from 12:30 PM to 02 PM.
Subsidies will also be distributed along with the closing ceremony at 4 pm. On Thursday evening famous film actress and Bharatiya Janata Party MP Hema Malini will captivate the hearts of the audience with her cultural presentation. This program will be held at the International Cooperation and Convention Center in Varanasi itself.