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Indian cinema@100: Centenary Award instituted for films, makers driving change

  | May 04, 2013 12:19 IST (New Delhi)
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The award was announced at the 60th National Awards ceremony. Seen here, John Abraham collecting his award for his film Vicky Donor.

Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari on Friday said the government has instituted a special "Centenary Award" to honour individuals or films which spark a "paradigm change".

Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari on Friday said the government has instituted a special "Centenary Award" to honour individuals or films which spark a "paradigm change".
The award would be given every year starting this year, recognising a paradigm transformation in filmmaking and honouring individuals or films that had a profound influence on contemporary socio-cultural evolution, Tewari said at the 60th National Film Awards ceremony at the Vigyan Bhavan, marking the 100th anniversary of Indian cinema.
President Pranab Mukherjee, Communication and IT Minister Kapil Sibal and awardees from Bollywood and regional cinema were present at the event.
The evening was hosted by actors R Madhavan and Huma Qureshi.

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