69th National Film Awards | Waheeda Rehman conferred Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award


President of India Smt Droupadi Murmu conferred the Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award for 2021 upon Ms. Waheeda Rehman during the event. The President lauded Ms. Rehman for her remarkable contributions to the film industry, acknowledging her significant impact as an actress and a dignified, self-assured individual.

President Murmu commended the awardees Pallavi Joshi, Alia Bhatt, and Kriti Sanon for their portrayals of empowered female characters in their films. She also recognized director Srishti Lakhera for her film ‘Ek Tha Gaon,’ which celebrated the indomitable spirit of an 80-year-old woman.

The President emphasized the importance of sympathetic and artistic portrayals of female characters in films to foster sensitivity and respect for women in society. The awarded films addressed various issues, including climate change, human trafficking, women’s oppression, corruption, and social exploitation. She commended the exceptional storytelling about tribal communities, Mahatma Gandhi’s ideals, resilience amidst adversity, the transformative power of education, and significant achievements in art and culture.

President Murmu stressed that films are a powerful medium for raising awareness and promoting social sensitivity. They serve as a reflection of society’s accomplishments and challenges, making them more than just a form of entertainment.

Highlighting the role of the film fraternity, the President noted that filmmakers serve as agents of change who provide insights into the country and connect its citizens. Indian cinema should embrace the nation’s social diversity and rich cultural heritage, as this approach would not only benefit society and the country but also be commercially successful. She encouraged the film industry to undertake this endeavor with determination.

The President expressed her appreciation for the remarkable contributions of those associated with the award-winning films at the 69th National Film Awards. She expressed confidence that the film fraternity would continue setting global standards for excellence, and Indian films would play a crucial role in building a developed India.

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