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Indian Film Week in Puskin Cinema – 5-11 October 2017

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On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of India’s independence, Embassy of India in collaboration with Puskin Cinema is organizing the 3rd Indian Film Week from 5-11 October 2017. Besides the last three years’ box office hits some older classics of Bollywood movies have also been selected for the festival. 

The Opening Ceremony took place in Puskin Cinema on 5 October 2017. The event started with a Reception in Puskin Café. Dr Imre Lázár, Head of Dept., Department of Bilateral Relations, Ministry of Human Capacities, other government officials, Ambassadors from other embassies, representatives of Mayor’s Offices, cultural institutes and Hungarian print- and audiovisual media attended the function.

The Inauguration Ceremony started with the flower ceremony on stage. Flower petals were offered to Lord Ganesha by H.E. Rahul Chhabra, Ambassador of India, Madam Kavita Chhabra, Dr Imre Lázár, Mrs Lázár and Mr T.P.S. Rawat, Director of Amrita Sher-Gil Cultural Centre seeking blessings of the God. The flower ceremony was followed by the speech of Ambassador Rahul Chhabra.

In his speech Ambassador dwelt on the 70th year of India’s independence and emphasized the importance of events being organized during the memorial year. The Inauguration concluded with the presentation of Indian gift items to winners of the facebook quiz. Two participants were invited on stage and given the presents by Ambassador Chhabra and Madam Kavita Chhabra.

The screening took place to a full-house audience. 220 people attended the event.”