MyIndia Initiative- Digital Volunteer Programme




The Concept: The Digital Volunteer Programme is aimed at people who are keen to use their personal social presence on different  social media platforms to talk about Government schemes and programmes. Deeply rooted in the ideals of Participative Governance, the programme aims at helping the Government of India achieve a real time engagement with people leading to a personalized interaction with the target groups. 

You may associate with this Initiative if you:
1.Have an active Twitter and Facebook account
2.Are Proficient in using social media group collaboration tools like Tweetdeck, Hootsuite etc.
3.Have an active and regularly checked email account
4.Access to a Computer/Smartphone with Internet
5.Are willing to use your personal social presence to help Government spread a word about its policies and programmes


To facilitate a personalised interaction, a Digital Volunteer
1. may like to talk  about Government Initiatives by retweeting the  messages tweeted  by MIB's Twitter Handle @MIB_India
2. may share  Ministry's Tweets (@MIB_India), Facebook Posts  (facebook.com/inbministry),  Blog posts (inbministry.blogspot.in)  and share YouTube Channel videos(youtube.com/user/inbministry) on Social Networking sites
3. may mention Official Twitter handle of MIB @MIB_India in tweets to facilitate real time engagement.
4. may suggest ways to reach out to people on social media


The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting acknowledges the role of its digital volunteers in enhancing the reach of its developmental messages.

A renewed digital volunteer programme in its second phase is therefore being launched. In this phase, the digital volunteers already registered with the Ministry may refer more digital volunteers.


Click Here to Register as a Digital Volunteer

Volunteers shall be contacted on e mail soon

Delhi Airport to Become Zero Diversionary Airport


Delhi Airport will soon become a zero-diversionary airport, as the Committee  set up in January this year,  by the Director General of Civil Aviation, to look into the matter, has submitted its report with 27 recommendations.  The Terms of Reference of the Committee were :-

(i)                 To make Delhi a zero diversionary airport without compromising safety of aircraft operations;

(ii)               To prepare a comprehensive document on low visibility operations defining duties and responsibilities of all stakeholders; and

(iii)             To look into the specific issues pertaining to international operations and modalities to deal with stranded passengers during low visibility conditions

            The Committee’s recommendations relate to India Meteorological Department, Airports Authority of India, Delhi International Airport Ltd, Bureau of Civil Aviation Security, DGCA and various airlines.  The Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Shri Ashok Lavasa, in a meeting with all stakeholders who would be responsible for carrying out various activities within their ambit of responsibility, emphasised to ensure that various actions on the recommendations must be completed before October this year.

            The Delhi International Airport Ltd, during the last three winter seasons,  has witnessed a  total of 289 diversions.  There were 57 diversions in 2011, 89 in 2012 and  143 last year.  It is expected that after the recommendations of the Committee are implemented, the chances of diversions of flights at Delhi Airport will come down drastically. The Committee has also given recommendations for setting up of a procedure for dealing with  stranded passengers  if the flight is delayed or diverted at Delhi and other alternate airports.

            Director General Civil Aviation Dr. Prabhat Kumar has written to heads of the various stakeholders to draw a definite timeline for the immediate implementation of various recommendations before the onset of next winter season. 


            Following are the  recommendations  made by the Committee:

1.       Meteorological department should upgrade the meteorological facilities at IGIA and its designated alternate airports. In this regard, integration of meteorological data in one panel should be considered.

2.       Additional RVR equipment should be installed wherever needed and a provision of live RVR for all the runways at IGIA be made at ATC Unit.

  1.  During  fog, a dedicated fog forecast should be provided at three hour intervals for IGIA and alternate airports.
4.       New equipment for measuring instantaneous low level wind, temperature, moisture content should be commissioned at IGIA for increasing accuracy of forecast (onset and lifting timings of fog).

  1.  Alternate airports near IGIA viz. Jaipur, Lucknow and Amritsar should be upgraded to Cat IIIB level.
6.       ATC shall establish ATFM Unit to implement capacity adjustment and collaborative decision making procedures.

7.       ATC shall provide proactive diversion management in coordination with meteorological department and other airport operators.

8.       Airport operators shall not schedule any maintenance work at IGIA and alternate airports during the fog period unless it is unavoidable.

9.       AAI shall ensure that required navigational aids are maintained in fully serviceable conditions both at IGIA and alternate airports during fog period.

  1.  ATC shall separate Cat I traffic from Cat II/III traffic as applicable for holding at Delhi. ATFM Unit shall decide when to suspend Cat I/II holding at Delhi.
11.   ATC shall define specific trigger points for implementation of progressive flow control measures.

12.   During fog season, operators shall not be allowed to file IGIA as alternate airport without prior permission of ATC.

  1.  AIP shall be amended to indicate that the term fuel emergency would not be recognised at Indian aerodromes.
14.   DIAL shall ensure that all foreign carriers deploy only Cat IIIB compliant aircraft along with qualified flight crew during winter season subject to compliance of weekly capacity entitlements.

15.   DIAL shall coordinate with AAI for issuance of NOTAM and AIP amendments for full implementation of Recommendation No. 13.

16.   DIAL shall implement restrictions on use of APU at T3 IGIA with the objective of reducing pollution.

17.   DIAL should identify and implement measures for reducing vehicular traffic at IGIA during low visibility operations.

  1.  DIAL shall make provision for container silage at IGIA in line with international practice.
19.   Operators shall deploy only Cat IIIB compliant aircraft along with qualified flight crew during winter season to/from IGIA. For this purpose, operators must ensure adequate capacity build-up in terms of aircraft capability and crew qualification well in time before the onset of next fog season. All scheduled airlines shall provide their detailed Cat III status indicating aircraft and crew numbers through a consolidated return to DGCA every year.

20.   During the fog period, operators shall indicate their take-off and landing minima in Item No. 18 of ICAO Flight Plan.

  1.  Operators shall provide their proposed schedule indicating aircraft Cat II/Cat III capability details one day prior to actual operations during the fog period. This information should reach ATC latest by 2200 hrs every day. Any tactical changes after filing the requisite information must be notified to ATC as soon as practicable.

22.   DGCA shall amend regulations applicable to authorisation of aircraft and pilots for Cat II/III operations in line with major international regulations.

  1.  BCAS shall formulate and issue passenger deboarding procedure during delays in low visibility at both the terminals of IGIA.
24.   Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for de-boarding of passengers shall be developed and implemented at IGIA during low visibility operations.

25.   All stakeholders viz. DIAL, BCAS, airlines, ATC and GHAs shall coordinate towards development of joint SOP.

26.   To effectively implement the strategies, a dedicated group of stakeholders be constituted to oversee fog related issues at IGIA.

  1.  Airlines, ATC and airport operators shall conduct a one day refresher training programme dedicated to low visibility operations for their concerned operations personnel. Regular pre-fog consultation and preparatory exercises involving all stakeholders shall be held well in advance before the commencement of fog season to duly assess the capabilities of the entire system and address any shortcomings.
Courtesy: pib.nic.in

Concert on the eve of World Earth Day (Part 1)



Raga Jog
Participating Artists:
Shri Lokesh Anand                        Shehnai
Shri L.Ramashesh Vishwanath       Lalitha Veena
Shri Akhtar Hussain                       Tabla
Shri Durjoy Bhowmick                    Tabla

Mobile and Desktop APP on Windows 8.0 for National Train Enquiry System (NTES) Commenced

A new mobile app and desktop app on Windows 8 platform for train enquiry as an enhancement to National Train Enquiry System (NTES) has been developed by Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS), the IT wing of Indian Railways in consultation with and support from Microsoft. NTES is the backend system which provides information to the public about train running on near real time basis through various interfaces like nationwide unique rail enquiry number 139, website (www.trainenquiry.com), mobile interfaces, Touch Screens, face to face enquiry and Display Boards at stations. The NTES app is now available for download and public use from today onwards i.e. 23rd April 2014. As the first step the App has been started for Windows 8.0 and subsequently the app will be developed for other mobile platforms.
A new interface of NTES website along with Mobile version was launched in September 2013 earlier which received wide appreciation by the travelling public and has been quite useful in meeting the requirements of passengers.
A strong need was felt for launching the mobile app with richer user interface keeping in view the current technology trends and which can be downloaded on the device and comfortably made use for train running related enquiries.
The current Mobile application has the following main features:-
“Spot your train” - This query offers information about a train. Current running status, expected time of arrival/expected time of departure (ETA/ETD) at the queried station can be easily known through this query.
“Live Station” - This query has been given to replicate the display boards at station. One can see the trains expected to arrive/depart at any station in next 2 or 4 hours.
“Train Schedule”-This provides complete schedule of a train with all public stoppages enroute and schedule arrival/departure at the station, distance and day count.
“Trains between Stations” - One can find out the list of all types of trains available between any two stations over Indian Railways.
“Cancelled Trains”  - This query displays all trains marked as cancelled on Indian Railways. The option displays trains which are cancelled through entire route as well as trains which are cancelled on partial route.
“Rescheduled Trains” -This query displays all trains marked as rescheduled on Indian Railways. The option displays trains’ rescheduled timings.
“Diverted Trains” – This query displays all trains marked as diverted on Indian Railways.
CRIS, has constantly been involved in taking new initiatives and developing various applications for Railway users and interfaces for general public to provide quality information about train running and other services with enhanced user experiences. Member Traffic, Railway Board, Shri D.P.Pandey while reviewing the IT projects with MD/CRIS and other officers of Railway Board and CRIS on 22ndApril, 2014 appreciated the Mobile app developed by CRIS and expressed his hope that the app will be well received by mobile users and will certainly add great value to the services. 

Courtesy: pib.nic.in

61st NATIONAL FILM AWARDS, 2013

61st National Film Awards for 2013 Announced

The 61st National Film Awards for the year 2013 in the Feature Film category, Non-Feature Film category and Best Writing on Cinema were announced today at a press conference held at the National Media Centre. The list of the successful films in various categories are as follows:
FEATURE FILMS
S.No.
Name of Award
Name of Film
Awardee
Medal
& Cash Prize
Citation
1
BEST FEATURE FILM 


Ship of Theseus(English-Hindi)
Producer:Recyclewala Films Pvt Ltd

Director : Anand Gandhi
Swarna Kamal and

` 2,50,000/- each to the Producer and Director
A quietly powerful film of an unusual photographer, an erudite Jain monk and a young stock broker told through different segments which finally unites them through a strange circumstance. In the process the film depicts issues of intuitive brilliance, metaphysical belief and intricate morality in a world full of contradictions.
2
INDIRA GANDHI AWARD FOR BEST DEBUT FILM OF A DIRECTOR 
Fandry (Marathi)
Producer:  Navalkha Arts and Holy Basil Combine

Director : Nagraj Manjule
Swarna Kamal and

1,25, 000/- each to the Producer and Director
A stark and realistic portrayal of Dalits in India seen through the eyes of a young boy who is desperately trying to break age old shackles. It makes a strong statement that despite various reformers doing their best…. much remains to be done.
3
BEST POPULAR FILM PROVIDING WHOLESOME ENTERTAINMENT
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (Hindi)
Producer: Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, ROMP Pictures

Director : Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Swarna Kamal and

2,00,000/- to
the Producer and Director
For retaining the story and values of a great sportsman and translating it into the cinematic medium with aplomb.
4
NARGIS DUTT AWARD FOR BEST FEATURE FILM ON NATIONAL INTEGRATION
Thalaimuraigal(Tamil)
Producer: Company Productions

Director : Balu Mahendra
Rajat Kamal and

1,50,000/- each to the Producer and Director
A sensitive tale about the breaking of walls of orthodoxy and religious and linguistic bias in a small village in Tamil Nadu. Love and compassion of a small boy and his mother wins over not only their own blood but the whole rural community.
5
BEST FILM ON SOCIAL ISSUES
Tuhya Dharma Koncha (Marathi)
Producer: Indian Magic Eye Motion Pictures Pvt Ltd.

Director : Satish Manwar
Rajat Kamal and

1,50,000/- each to the Producer and Director
Tale of a poor tribal family being torn between prosecution by law enforcing agencies on one hand and issue of loss of their traditional faith and culture through religious conversions on the other.
6
BEST FILM ON ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION/
PRESERVATION
Perariyathavar(Malayalam)
Producer:Ambalakkara Global Films


Director : Dr Biju
Rajat Kamal and

1,50,000/- each to

the Producer and Director
It tells the story of those nameless, faceless marginalized people through the life of a widowed father who works as a scavenger and his eight year old son. It depicts the real lives of the poor who live in the margin of civilized society with an unusual power and artistic honesty.
7
BEST CHILDREN’S FILM
Kaphal (Hindi)
Producer: Children’s Film Society of India


Director : Batul Mukhtiar
Swarna Kamal and

1,50,000/- each to

the Producer and Director
A small village deep in Uttarakhand. A touching story set in beautiful mountains where two young boys pine for their father who has been away for quite a few years. They have dreams which they share with their close friends as they frolic around.
8
BEST DIRECTION
Shahid (Hindi)
Hansal Mehta
Swarna Kamal and

2,50,000/-
A remarkably handled film that traces the true story of a slain human right activist and a lawyer Shahid Azmi in the backdrop of communal violence unleashed in Mumbai. The story of an impoverished Muslim struggling to come to terms with injustice, inequality and rise above his circumstances. It is an inspiring testament to the human spirit. 
9
BEST ACTOR
Shahid (Hindi)

&





Perariyathavar(Malayalam)
Raj Kumar

&





Suraj Venjaramoodu
Rajat  Kamal and

50,000/- 
(Cash component to be shared)
For portrayal of the intriguing journey of a Muslim young man who is persecuted. He rebels and ultimately comes back to fight the injustice as a committed law abiding lawyer. Raj Kumar brings to life the soul of Shahid.

For the dignified and quiet portrayal of a man on the lower margins of the society. His turmoil struggles and sufferings are soulfully brought out with subtle body language and eyes which transcend word


10
BEST ACTRESS
Liar’s Dice (Hindi)
Geetanjali Thapa
Rajat  Kamal and

 50,000/-

If ever an actress could merge completely into a role and look the character to perfection, it is Geetanjali Thapa. Her searching eyes and vulnerability are breath taking.

11
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Jolly LLB (Hindi)
Saurabh Shukla
Rajat  Kamal and

 50,000/-
For a heart-warming and exuberant performance as a judge, who discovers his authority and conscience in the process of conducting a  high profile case.

12
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Astu (Marathi)

&



Ship of Theseus(English-Hindi)
Amruta Subhash


&


Aida  El-Kashef
Rajat  Kamal and

50,000/- 


(cash component will be shared)
Amruta touchingly portrays the emotions of  a poor woman who brings to life compassion and warmth in dealing with human relationships..

For a sensitive portrayal of a blind photographer who entirely depends on her intuitive creative power and has a fiercely independent mind.

13
BEST CHILD ARTIST
Fandry (Marathi)


&

Thanga Meengal(Tamil)
Somnath Avghade


&

Sadhana
Rajat  Kamal and

50,000/- 

(cash component will be shared)
Somnath Avghade plays the role of a Dalit teenager to perfection. His angst clearly boils over as the realities of life dawn upon him.

Sadhana has played the part of a dyslexic child with sensitivity and exuberance and yet with ease. 

14
BEST MALE PLAYBACK SINGER
Jaatishwar(Bengali)
Rupankar
For the song E Tumi Kemon Tumi
Rajat  Kamal and

 50,000/-
A soulful voice with a rich resonance that enhances the theme of the film.
15
BEST FEMALE PLAYBACK SINGER
Tuhya Dharma Koncha (Marathi)
Bela Shende

For the song Khura Khura
Rajat  Kamal and

 50,000/-
The singer has evoked the requisite emotions of the theme of the film. She has displayed a rare variety in the rendering of this composition.
16
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Liar’s Dice (Hindi)
Rajeev Ravi
Rajat  Kamal and

50,000/- 
Rajeev Ravi captures life from the picturesque snow-laden mountains through a strenuous bus journey, to the crowded and dingy streets of Delhi with a rare fluidity.


17

i)


ii)




iii)
BEST SCREENPLAY
i)  Screenplay Writer      (Original) :


ii)  Screenplay Writer (Adapted) :



iii)  Dialogues :
December I(Kannada)



Prakruti (Kannada)




Astu (Marathi)
P. Sheshadri




Panchakshari




Sumitra Bhave
Rajat  Kamal and
50,000/-



Rajat  Kamal and
50,000/- 



Rajat  Kamal and
50,000/-
For its kaleidoscopic variety that uses realism and colloquialism that is soaked in a contemporary flavour. 


For retaining the concerns and values of an original work by a celebrated author while adapting it into the cinematic idiom.


An extraordinary blend in language and conversations that cover philosophy day-to-day anxieties and emotions in a most compelling manner.
18

i)




ii)



iii)
BEST AUDIOGRAPHY

i)    Location Sound Recordist



ii)   Sound Design



iii)   Re-recordist of the final mixed track


Madras Café(Hindi)



Madras Café(Hindi)


Swapaanam(Malayalam)


Nihar Ranjan Samal




Bishwadeep Chatterjee


D Yuvaraj




Rajat  Kamal  and

50,000/-


Rajat  Kamal and

50,000/-

Rajat  Kamal  and

50,000/-


Superlative professional job, in picking up minute nuances, covering indoor as well as outdoor locations.


With his competent sound design Bishwadeep adds authenticity and another dimension to the film.

A commendable job of keeping a perfect balance between, dialogues, sound effects and resonant ‘chenda’ playing.

19
BEST EDITING 
Vallinam (Tamil)
V.J. Sabu Joseph
Rajat  Kamal and

 50,000/-
An excellent pace set in this sport based film by the editor. The match sequences have been masterly cut.
20
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Miss Lovely (Hindi)
Ashim Ahluwalia, Tabsheer Zutshi, Parichit Paralkar
Rajat  Kamal and

50,000/-

For a style and finesse realized by authentic recreating an era in a not too distant past and dressing up the location that is coherent with the visual style of the narrative.
21
BEST COSTUME DESIGNER

Jaatishwar(Bengali)
Sabarni Das
Rajat  Kamal and

50,000/-
For realizing effectively the texture of colonial Bengal upto the modern period through a rigorous attention to details .

22
BEST MAKE-UP ARTIST
Jaatishwar(Bengali)
Vikram Gaikwad
(for the make-up of the actor Prasenjit)
Rajat  Kamal and

50,000/-
For the admirable detailing and remarkable consistency achieved in the etching of the characters played by Prasenjit Chatterjee. 

23

i)
ii)

BEST  MUSIC DIRECTION
i)        Songs
ii)      Background Score
Jaatishwar(Bengali)

Na Bangaaru Talli(Telugu)
Kabir Suman


Shantanu Moitra
Rajat  Kamal and

50,000/-
Rajat  Kamal and

50,000/-
The music director has presented a rich variety of musical genres of Bengal with appropriate voices, instruments and orchestration.
The music composer has kept a balance of music programming and regional acoustic instruments like Saraswati Veena, Mridangam, Ghatam, Morsing and voices to underline the theme of the film.

24
BEST LYRICS
Thanga Meengal(Tamil)
Na. Muthukumar for the lyric Ananda Yaazhai
Rajat  Kamal and

50,000/-
For giving a poetic expression to the narrative through contextual amplification of emotions.
25
SPECIAL JURY AWARD
Yellow (Marathi)

&

Miss Lovely (Hindi)
Producer: Viva In En

Director : Mahesh Limaye

Producer:  Future East Film Pvt Ltd

Director : Ashim Ahluwalia
Rajat  Kamal and

2,00,000/-

(Cash component to be shared)
An unbelievably inspiring film about a specially gifted girl who overcomes all the odds to make an international mark.

Set in the criminal depths of Mumbai’s c-grade film industry, bathed in sleaze and sex, the plot explores intense and mutually destructive relationships. A densely layered narrative, period costumes and production design conveys a pulp style, all its own. 
26
BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS
Jal (Hindi)
Intermezzo Studio
Alien Sense Films Pvt Ltd
Rajat  Kamal  and

 50,000/-
For creative and organic use of special effects to enhance the theme of the film.
27
BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (Hindi)
Ganesh Acharya for
Maston ka Jhund
Rajat  Kamal and

 50,000/-
For effectively using young soldiers and just the props available within the barracks to create a rugged and exuberant dance.




BEST FEATURE FILM IN EACH OF THE LANGUAGE SPECIFIED IN THE SCHEDULE VIII OF THE CONSTITUTION

28
 BEST ASSAMESE FILM
Ajeyo
Producer: Shiven Arts

Director : Jahnu Barua
Rajat  Kamal and
1,00,000/- each
to the Producer and Director
The story of a boy who stands up against in pre-independent India and hopes for rule of law in independent India. But his hopes are all but shattered by happenings later on.

29
 BEST BENGALI FILM
Bakita Byaktigato
Producer: Tripod
Entertainment Pvt Ltd

Director : Pradipta Bhattacharya
Rajat  Kamal and

1,00,000/- each
to the Producer and Director
A delightful film about the need for love in our cynical times.
30
BEST HINDI FILM
Jolly LLB
Producer:  Fox Star Studios


Director :  Subhash Kapoor
Rajat  Kamal and

1,00,000/- each

to the Producer and Director
A fast-paced film of an ambitious lawyer wanting to make it big through short-cut method ends up opening a high profile case and what follows is a roller coaster ride of a man, his moralities, ambitions and relationships.
31
BEST KANNADA  FILM
December 1
Producer: Basant Productions

Director : P. Sheshadri
Rajat  Kamal and

1,00,000/- each
to the Producer and Director
A hard-hitting tale of a poor family in  a village that gets enmeshed with the crooked ways of politicians.
32
BEST KONKANI FILM
Baga Beach
Producer:  Sharvani Productions

Director : Laxmikant Shetgaonkar
Rajat  Kamal and

1,00,000/- each
to the Producer and Director
Based on a true story, an honest and simple revelation of darkly-held secrets on the beaches of Goa.
33
BEST MALAYALAM FILM
North 24 Kaadham
Producer: Surya Cine Arts

Director : Anil Radhakrishnan
Menon
Rajat  Kamal and

1,00,000/- each
to the Producer and Director
A train journey that transforms an eccentric character by taking him through trying situations and making him more compassionate.
34
BEST MARATHI FILM
Aajcha Diwas Majha
Producer: White Swan Productions

Director :Chandrakant Kulkarni
Rajat  Kamal and

1,00,000/- each
to the Producer and Director
A parody on musical chair in politics and a critique of the hierarchical system in bureaucracy, the film takes an unusual turn when the political boss has a change of heart.
35
BEST TAMIL FILM 
Thanga Meengal
Producer: JSK Film Corporation

Director : Ram
Rajat  Kamal and

1,00,000/- each
to the Producer and Director
An emotional tale of a man who separates from his wife and beloved eight year old daughter to look for a job in a distant city. The consequences that follow, finally lead to an emotional and heart-warming reunion. 
36
BEST TELUGU FILM 
Na Bangaaru Talli
Producer: Sun Touch Productions

Director : Rajesh Touchriver
Rajat  Kamal and

1,00,000/- each
to the Producer and Director
The film is a searing indictment of the pervasive and ruthless world of the sex trade.








BEST FEATURE FILM IN EACH OF THE LANGUAGE SPECIFIED OTHER THAN SCHEDULE VIII OF THE CONSTITUTION

37
BEST ENGLISH FILM
The Coffin Maker
Producer: Shree Narayan Studio


Director : Veena Bakshi
Rajat  Kamal and

1,00,000/- each

to the Producer and Director
Tale of a coffin maker and his wife living in a small Goan village. The film gets very interesting, intriguing and philosophical as death as a character enters their lives.




38
BEST KHASI FILM
RI
Producer: Kurbah Films

Director : Pradip Kurbah
Rajat  Kamal and

1,00,000/- each
to the Producer and Director
A complex tale of insurgency and reconciliation set in the turbulent North East state of Meghalaya.
39
BEST SHERDUKPEN  FILM
The Crossing Bridges
Producer: TNT Films Production


Director : Sange Dorjee Thongdok

Rajat  Kamal and

1,00,000/- each
to the Producer and Director
A well-crafted film that tells the tale of a young man who comes back from Mumbai to his remote village in Arunachal Pradesh to find his roots.
40
SPECIAL MENTION
Yellow (Marathi)
Gauri Gadgil, Sanjana Rai
Certificate
To pay our salutation to the indomitable spirit of a special child.

Na Bangaaru Talli(Telugu)
Anjali Patil
Certificate
Kudos to the courage of a girl, who brought out her real life story and told it to the world.




61st  NATIONAL FILM AWARDS FOR THE YEAR 2013
NON-FEATURE FILMS

S.No.
Name of Award
Name of Film
Awardee
Medal & Cash Prize
Citation


1.       
BEST NON FEATURE FILM
Rangbhoomi
(Hindi)
Producer : Films Division



Director Kamal Swaroop

SWARNA KAMAL
&
1,50,000/-
each to the Producer & Director
For an innovative and artistic exploration of the themes and concerns of the celebrated pioneer of Indian cinema, during a relatively unknown phase of his life, which leaves the viewer moved and shaken.

2.       
BEST DEBUT FILM OF A DIRECTOR

Kanyaka
(Malayalam)
Producer : Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute


Director : Christo Tomy

RAJAT  KAMAL
&
75,000/- each to the Producer & Director

For its wholly convincing mise-en-scene set in a convent run by Malayali nuns, wherein the grief and guilt of the young protagonist is presented in a manner that leaves a lot to the imagination of the viewer.



3.       
BEST BIOGRAPHICAL/ HISTORICAL RECONSTRUCTION

The Last Adieu
(English)
Producer : Films Division

Director : Shabnam Sukhdev


RAJAT  KAMAL
&
50,000/- each to the Producer & Director

For its insight into the work of an exceptionally passionate documentary filmmaker blended with a frank and moving account of his daughter’s attempt to come to terms with his estrangement from the family.

4.       
BEST ARTS /CULTURAL FILM


Shared

a.      The Lost Behrupiya(Hindi)




b.      O Friend, This Waiting !
(English, Telugu)


 Producer : Holybull Entertainment LLP

Director : Sriram Dalton




Producer : Justin McCarthy

Director : Sandhya Kumar & Justin McCarthy
RAJAT  KAMAL
&
50,000/- each to the Producer & Director




(cash component to be shared among the films)

a.
For a near surreal depiction of a dying art form in a globalised society. The film combines elements of drama and visual art with a lament for a rich cultural tradition.

b.

For its wholly unconventional investigation of the Devadasi tradition in South India, combining an appreciation of this delicate and sensuous art form with a genuine sociological exploration.

5.       
BEST SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY FILM
The Pad Piper
(English)
Producer : Akanksha Sood Singh

Director : Akanksha Sood Singh
RAJAT  KAMAL
&
50,000/- each to the Producer & Director

For its portrayal of a sensitive man with a profound belief in appropriate technology who came up with a simple piece of engineering – an affordable sanitary napkin that has had an extraordinary impact on the health of millions of poor women.

6.       
BEST PROMOTIONAL FILM

Shared

a.      Chasing The Rainbow
(English)

b.      Kush
(Hindi)
 Producer Edumedia India

Director : Charu Shree Roy

Producer : Red Carpet Moving Pictures Pvt. Ltd.

Director : Shubhashish Bhutiani

RAJAT  KAMAL
&
50,000/- each to the Producer & Director

(cash component to be shared among the  films)



a.
For scratching the moral surface of the Indian middle class and holding a mirror for all of us who are torn between self interests and ethical dilemmas.
b.

For sensitively revisiting a dark phase of Indian history when communal passions ran amuck. The film looks at the impact on young children and questions why we allow history to repeat itself.

7.       
BEST ENVIRONMENT FILM  INCLUDING AGRICULTURE

Foresting Life
(Hindi, Assamese)
Producer : A Media For Social Impact


Director : Aarti Shrivastava

RAJAT  KAMAL
&
50,000/- each to the Producer & Director

For its earthy look at a man, the forest he created all by himself, and the heroic effort that is necessary to sustain that forest without any government help.


8.       
BEST FILM ON SOCIAL ISSUES



Gulabi Gang
(Hindi, Bundelkhandi)
Producer : Raintree Films, Piraya Film As, Final Cut for Real Aps

Director: Nishtha Jain

RAJAT  KAMAL
&
50,000/- each to the Producer & Director

For its powerful depiction of a crusader for the subaltern that takes us deeper into the continuing struggles of the rural Indian woman set in a milieu of chauvinistic scepticism.

9.      b
BEST EDUCATIONAL FILM
The Quantum Indians
(English)
Producer : Public Service Broadcasting Trust                                   

Director: Raja Choudhury

RAJAT  KAMAL
&
50,000/- each to the Producer & Director

For an extremely efficient and precise analysis of the contributions of three renowned scientists in a manner that not only educates today’s generation but also provides insights into complex scientific phenomena in an accessible manner.


10.   
BEST INVESTIGATIVE FILM

Katiyabaaz
(Hindi,Urdu,English)
Producer : Globalistan Films Pvt. Ltd.


Director: Deepti Kakkar
&
Fahad Mustafa

RAJAT  KAMAL
&
50,000/- each to the Producer & Director



For its cutting edge investigation into the life of a typical Indian city, the film uses strong characters, juxtapositions and humour to create a visual arch that delineates the haves and have-nots of power
11.   
SPECIAL JURY AWARD
Shared

a.     Ananthamurthy – Not A Biography…But A Hypothesis
(English)




b.         Tamaash
(Kashmiri)


Director:Girish Kasaravalli






Director: Satyanshu Singh
&
Devanshu Singh

RAJAT  KAMAL
&
1,00,000/-

(cash component to be shared among films)



a.
For the clarity and the insight with which it looks at the work of Ananthamurthy, one of the finest Indian writers, whose work carries exceptional social significance.

b.
For presenting a heartwarming story of friendship in a lucid and engaging style and for using elements of the magical and the macabre to create a modern day fable of Kashmir.


12.   
BEST SHORT FICTION FILM
Mandrake !
Mandrake !
(Hindi)
Producer : Film and Television Institute of India



Director: Ruchir Arun

RAJAT  KAMAL
&
50,000/-  each to the Producer & Director


For the deftly crafted story of a young man who transforms a rundown warehouse into an Aladdin’s Cave through the fun and frolic of the moving image where magic, mystery and adventure become possible.
13.   
BEST FILM ON FAMILY VALUES
Heyro Party
(Bengali)
Producer : Baishakhi Banerjee & Deepak Gawade


 Director: Deepak Gawade

RAJAT  KAMAL
&
50,000/- each to the Producer & Director

For its poignant reflection of selfless dreams and aspirations, the film depicts the struggles and dilemmas of a poor family in a simple and compelling cinematic language. 
14.   
BEST DIRECTION

Chidiya Udh
(No Dialogue)
Director: Pranjal Dua
SWARNA KAMAL
&
1,50,000/-
For his unique vision of urban angst told without dialogue. The de-emphasised narrative masterfully blends visual, sound, music and acting.

15.   
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY


Mandrake !
Mandrake !
(Hindi)
Cameraman : Kavin Jagtiani

Lab : Reliance Media Works

RAJAT  KAMAL
&
50,000/-each to cameraman and laboratory
For exhibiting a wide spectrum of hues, both colour and  black and white, while picturising the action in a dark warehouse full of unlikely light sources as also for the simulation of a silent era film with amusing trick photography.
16.   
BEST AUDIOGRAPHY

Chidiya Udh
(No Dialogue)
Gautam Nair
RAJAT  KAMAL
&
50,000/-
For a layered and resonant sound track with elements of ambiguity and discord contributing to an overwhelming sense of urban disconnect.

17.   
BEST EDITING

Gulabi Gang
(Hindi, Bundelkhandi)
Arjun Gourisaria
RAJAT  KAMAL
&
`50,000/-

For imparting the film with its structure and rhythm, tempo and drama, movement and exposition.

18.   
BEST MUSIC DIRECTION
Yugadrashta
(Assamese)
Anurag Saikia
RAJAT  KAMAL
&
` 50,000/-

For its spectacular blending of folk elements with a rich and nuanced classicism that conveys an enthralling period feel.

19.   
BEST NARRATION/ VOICE OVER

Kankee O Saapo
(Odia)
Lipika Singh Darai
RAJAT  KAMAL
&
`50,000/-

For its soulful and enigmatic interior dialogue between two generations that operates at an allegorical level, gently synthesising apparently unrelated visuals leaving the viewer with a strong sense of evocation.

20.   
SPECIAL MENTION


a.      Accsex
(English, Hindi)








b.      Candles In The Wind
(Punjabi, Hindi)






c.       Dharmam
(Tamil)




d.      At the Cross Roads :  Nondon Bagchi Life and Living
(English, Bengali)
 Director : Shweta Ghosh








Director : Kavita Bahl & Nandan Saxena







Director : Madonne M Ashwin




Director : Rajdeep Paul   and
Sarmistha Maiti
CERTIFICATE





a.
 For vigorously taking up the challenge of exploring sexuality in women perceived to be differently abled.

b.

For its chilling depiction of the ground realities in the bread basket of India. The tone and texture of the film contradict the prevalent narrative of it being the best place to live and work.

c.

For its searing critique of middle class hypocrisy and a corrupt society as seen through the eyes of an impressionable child.
d.
For an entertaining biography of a wonderfully engaging personality, with shades of a near chaotic life style, set in a period known for its path-breaking music.


61st NATIONAL FILM AWARDS, 2013
BEST WRITING ON CINEMA


Best Book on Cinema

Title of the Book
Author
Publisher
Citation

Cinema Ga Cinema
(Telugu)
Swarna Kamal and Rs 75000 to the author :Nandagopal
Swarna Kamal and Rs 75000 to the Publisher: Praga India, Hyderabad
Cinema Ga Cinema is a refreshing treatise on various aspects of film making from its beginning in the early 20th century to the present and even into the future. Veteran film journalist Shri Nandagopal deals in an exhaustive, research based and yet elegant manner with different aspects of the art of cinema, aesthetic values, roles of dance and music, photography, costumes and myriad other aspects of film making not just in India but even in world cinema. His extensive exposure and experience in the film industry lends richness to all parts of the book.


Best Film Critic

Name of Critic
Citation

Swarna Kamal and Rs75000 to the Critic : Alaka Sahani (English)

Through her articles published in 2013, film critic Alaka Sahani has highlighted facets of cinema beyond glamour and gossip by delving deeper into the contemporary relevance of iconic film makers, hunting down the remnants of yesteryear theatres in Mumbai, investigating the new lease of life given to documentary film makers by the Internet and by looking at film making on the other side of the border. The Jury recommends her for the award for the non-mainstream theme of her articles and the sensitivity with which she has presented these issues.