Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appealed to the entertainment fraternity to harness the immense power of creativity for the nation building.
He interacted with the members of the creative and entertainment world in New Delhi on Saturday on ways to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and exchanged thoughts on a wide range of subjects.
He said Mahatma Gandhi is synonymous with simplicity and his thoughts reverberate far and wide. He said, several people from the world of films and television have been doing great work when it comes to popularising the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi.
During the event, Mr Modi also released four cultural videos marking the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
Noted film personalities like Shahrukh Khan, Amir Khan, Rajkumar Hirani, Anurag Basu and Kangana Ranaut were among those present on the occasion.
The Prime Minister appealed to the gathering to think about ensuring more tourists come to India. He asked the members of the film industry to visit the Dandi museum and the ‘Statue of Unity.
Prime Minister said that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami informed him that after the Informal Summit between Prime Minister Modi and Chinese President Xi Jingping in Mamallapuram, tourist arrivals have increased.
He told film personalities present during the interaction that their work has reached all corners of the world and on the part of the Government, he would be happy to help in anyway to ensure maximum impact of their creative initiatives.
He said, the members of the film industry came with a lot of suggestions and he is happy to share that the government has addressed them to ensure more people can see brilliant work done by our film personalities.
Prime Minister outlined that India is going to celebrate the 75th anniversary of its independence in 2022. He requested the gathering to showcase the inspiring stories of India’s freedom struggle from 1857 to 1947 along with India’s growth story from 1947 to 2022. He also underlined the plan to host an Annual International Entertainment Summit in India.