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Govt to restore, digitise 1300 old films: Rathore

MUMBAI: The government is planning to restore and digitise 1,300 films under the National Film Heritage Mission (NFHM) so that they would serve as a reference for the next generation.

Rajyavardhan RathoreThe heritage mission has a dedicated team which has been assigned the task to preserve the old films, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said. He was talking to reporters after inaugurating the multi-media exhibition on NFHM at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI).

“There is a need to preserve the memories associated with the films and government has taken it as a mission and spent crores of rupees,” Rathore said.

Nearly 300 films have been restored and about 500 have been digitised, said National Film Archive of India director Parkash Madgum.