Pink invited for special screening at UN HQ
China to be theme country at Kolkata film festival
World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2016 observed globally.
27 October: World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
World Day for Audiovisual Heritage was observed across the world on 27 October 2016. The theme for the day was It's Your Story - Don't Lose It.
Five-day long Durga Puja festival began in Nagaland
i. The five-day long Durga Puja was celebrated by the Hindu community throughout the state of Nagaland
ii. The Puja celebration began with Sasthi Puja, followed byMahasaptami,Mahaashtami, Mahanavami, and the Bijaya Dashami, when the celebration would culminate.
Mahesh Sharma inaugurated the 5th International Buddhist Conclave in Varanasi-Sarnath
i. Union Tourism and Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma inaugurated the 5th International Buddhist Conclave in Varanasi-Sarnath.
ii. With a view to showcase and project the Buddhist heritage and pilgrim sites of India, the Ministry of Tourism is organising the ”5th International Buddhist Conclave” (from October 2 to 6) in collaboration with the State Governments of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
Syed Shamsul Haq, one of Bangladesh’s best known writers, passed away on 27 September 2016 in Dhaka, Bangladesh following a brief illness. He was 81.
About Syed Shamsul Haq
• He was Born on 27 December 1935 in Kurigram in then Bengal Presidency of British India.
• His notable works include Boishakhey Rochito Ponktimala, Ekoda Ek Rajjey, Birotihin Utsab, Protidhwonigon and Opor Purush.
• He also wrote innumerable patriotic songs of immense beauty which inspired the 1971 Liberation War fighters.
• He was also awarded with various awards including- Bangla Academy Literary Award (1966), Ekushey Padak (1984) and Swadhinata Padak (2000), the highest civilian award of Bangladesh.
Abhaneri’ Festival Began In Dausa
i.Abhaneri’ festival would be held at the Abhaneri village in Dausa district, Rajsthan to promote rural tourism in the area for two days.
ii.The Department of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan in collaboration with the Dausa District Administration organized the annual event.