- McDonald’s to shut down 169 outlets in India
- Triple talaq violates rights of Muslim women: SC
- WhatsApp Coloured Text Status Now Rolling Out to Android and iPhone
- Airtel to launch its own Rs 2500 4G smartphone before Diwali
- Sasikala uses 'barricaded corridor' in jail premises as private space, claims former DIG Roopa
- Police verification for passport to go online within a year
- 'Routine run' kills second IMA cadet in 2 days; 5 in hospital
- MLAs supporting TTV Dinakaran meet Governor, demand Palaniswami's removal
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.
The 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.