02 September, New Delhi
Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore and Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh inaugurated the first BRICS film festival in New Delhi Friday.
The film festival is the run up to the BRICS summit which is to be held in Goa next month.
The five day festival will act as a platform for people of the film industry of member countries to explore areas of cooperation in the domain of cinema, culture and cuisine.
Information and Broadcasting Ministry said, Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed a BRICS film festival and film awards at the last BRICS Summit.
The Ministry said, it is a step taken to build bridges and bring harmony amongst the BRICS countries Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.