To celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, an ‘International Festival of Films on Gandhiji and his principles’ will be held in Ranchi for the first time from September 21 to 23 at Audrey House. The film festival will be inaugurated by the Governor Draupadi Murmu on September 21.
Director, Department of Culture, Government of Jharkhand Deepak Sahi and Devendra Khandelwal, Chairman IIMC gave detailed information about the event here on Thursday. In the film festival, movies and documentaries from various parts of the world will be screened. These films will recount events from the life of the Mahatma demonstrating his adherence to values and beliefs that he preached about throughout his life.
A State level painting competition on the life and thoughts of Mahatma Gandhi will be held on October 1. Theatrical performances based on Bapu’s life will also be held on October 1 and October 2. “This festival will bring to life the Mahatma as he lived his life overcoming the challenges and hardships. It will also focus on the strength and power of compassion to solve all problems,” said Sahi. Films like ‘The making of Mahatma’, ‘Apni Gandagi hum nahi saaf karenge toh kaun karega’, ‘Gandhi Aashram, Sabarmati’, ‘Bapu ne kaha tha’, ‘Gandhi, My father’ will be screened on the first day. ‘Gandhi’, ‘Kshama’, ‘That wonderful spectacle’, ‘Road to Sangam’, ‘Gandhi- The Mahatma’, and ‘2nt October in Sewagram’ will be shown on September 22.
On the last day of the film festival ‘Maine Gandhi ko nahi mara’ and ‘lage Raho Munna Bhai’ will be screened. A ‘Bhajan Sandhya’ will also be organised every evening where as photos displaying the journey of the Mahatma’s life will also be exhibited.