Haryana to release film policy by year end to promote state culture

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DW BUREAU / Chandigarh: Haryana government will release its film policy by the year end to promote Haryanvi culture and during the international film festival to be organised as a part of Swarna Jayanti celebrations starting from November 1 at least one Haryanvi film would be screened in all villages in the state.

This was stated by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar while presiding over the first meeting of State Level Swarna Jayanti Celebrations Committee held under his chairmanship at Panchkula near here.

Khattar was responding to the suggestion made by noted film producer and director Satish Kaushik that Haryanvi films and Haryanvi script should promoted.

The film director also said that these days Haryanvi language was being used in a big way in films. The Chief Minister said instructions have already been issued to the Department of Information, Public Relations and Languages to prepare the film policy at the earliest possible.

With a view to encouraging film makers in Haryana, the state government has already given incentives to award winning Haryanvi films ÔÇÿPagriÔÇÖ and ÔÇÿSatrangiÔÇÖ, he added. He urged that the logo of the Golden Jubilee should be used by the people prominently.

Former Election Commissioner S Y Qureshi suggested that the excavations at Rakhi Gari should be expedited as these would project HaryanaÔÇÖs heritage all over the world. He also stressed the need for generating awareness about conservation of water.

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