Luminaries of Indian Cinema Launch the 24th Edition of the Limca Book of Records
Shabana Azmi, Jahnu Barua, Prabhu Deva, Mike Pandey, A. Sreekar Prasad, Dr. K Viswanath and Santosh Sivan Celebrate 100 Years Of Indian Cinema
At a special event organized in New Delhi, to launch the 24th Edition of the Limca Book of Records, Mr. Manish Tewari, Honorable Minister of State, Information & Broadcasting, Government of India along with Atul Singh and Vijaya Ghose, felicitated Shabana Azmi, Jahnu Barua, Prabhu Deva, Mike Pandey, A. Sreekar Prasad, Dr. K Viswanath and Santosh Sivan as 'The People of the Year-2013' .
The all new edition celebrates 100 glorious years of Indian cinema and catalogues a special Cinema section acknowledging the extraordinary achievements of 20 Indian icons from the field of Cinema as the 'People of the Year'
Vilas Nayak also presented each luminary with a portrait
I congratulate Limca Book of Records for completing 24 years of showcasing India's best talent and achievements. This year, we celebrate 100 years of the Indian Cinema and I am glad that the new edition of Limca Book of Records has chosen to pay a tribute to the cinematic heritage of this wonderful industry. Indian cinema, over the years, has reflected the evolution of our country, including socio-economic, political and cultural changes and has etched a unique identity of its own at the global stage. I am pleased to be a part of the celebrations today, specially when it also celebrates the work of some prominent luminaries of Indian cinema - Mr. Manish Tewari, Honorable Minister of State, Information & Broadcasting, Government of India
The event ended with the Dastangoi performance by the dynamic duo, Mahmood Farooqui and Danish Husain. Paying a tribute to 100 years of Indian Cinema, the performance highlighted some of the most defining milestones of one of the most prominent contributors of our country's cultural heritage. The initiative is an effort by Coca-Cola India to support this half a millennium old lost art form of Urdu storytelling.
Dignitaries during the launch event