Need to create documentary culture in India – Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
Mr. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Minister for Parliamentary affairs and Minority Affairs attended the function to Commemorate 100 short film concept and written by him on “personalities of India” and Screening of film “My Life” in Mumbai today on 11th April 2015.
There is a need to encourage documentary culture in India as short films and documentaries have been proved to be a medium to enhance knowledge of people on different social economic and culture issues, said Mr. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Minority Affairs in Mumbai today.
He said there are significant short and documentary film makers and they need to be encouraged. Shri Naqvi expressed that through short and documentary films social values, tradition and culture can be effectively showcased. Documentaries on issues like social, economic, political environment, human rights, education, health, gender equality, women empowerment and poverty can create an awakening in society at large the Minister added.
He further said that info entertainment channels in the country should have dedicated slots for showcasing short films and documentaries. Maharashtra Government should review its entertainment tax structure, he appealed. Presently 40 per cent entertainment tax is levied in Maharashtra.