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Friday, August 12, 2016

Indo Afghanistan Cultural Forum Inaugurated at Marwah Studios

Indo Afghanistan Cultural Forum Inaugurated at Marwah Studios

NOIDA, India, August 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry in association with Asian
School of Media Studies and Association for Asian Union & Asia Pacific Region have formed
a new organization under the name and banner of Indo Afghanistan Cultural Forum.

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"We are supporting the vision of our Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi having
best of the relations with the whole world, especially Asian countries. We have formed
Indo Afghanistan Cultural Forum to develop and promote relations with Islamic Republic of
Afghanistan through art and culture," said Sandeep Marwah, renowned international media
personality and President of Marwah Studios.

"Love, peace and unity can be attained through art and culture. I must congratulate
Sandeep for initiating such a great step. He has created history by starting this
organization. I am sure the love and affection of people of both the countries will work
as support to their aim and objectives," said renowned music exponent Ustad Eltaaf Hussain
Sarahang, who was the chief guest on the occasion. He later honored Sandeep Marwah with
the Chairmanship of IACF.

"Indian films and television serials are more than popular in Afghanistan. The
exchange has extended with films shot in each other's state. The music, dance, drama,
language and history have taught us about each other's culture and traditions. We must
continue to do so," said Vijay Kumar Handoo, former Director of Doordarshan, Ministry of
Information & Broadcasting, Government of India and Chairperson, Media and Entertainment
Committee of Association for Asian Union.

"The terror, pain and agony people of Afghanistan have seen cannot be expressed in
words. India has always gone out of way to support Afghanistan in all state of affairs as
I have witnessed during my two years stay in Kabul," added Jyoti Kalash, IAS, Principal
Resident Commissioner, Nagaland.

"The Indo Afghanistan Cultural Forum has added another feather in the cap of Marwah
Studios. We are proud of Sandeep Marwah for bringing the name of Noida to the
International level," said Bachchu Singh, City Magistrate, Noida.

Najeeb Khan, popularly known for his film Bajarangi Bhaijan, Sajia Shojaei, a
filmmaker from Afghanistan and Dr. Ajay Kumar, Director, Asian School of Media Studies
also spoke on the occasion. A documentary film 'A Forgotten Story' directed by Sajia
Shojaei produced by Sandeep Marwah was also released and screened on the occasion.

Later, Sandeep Marwah honored the guests with the life membership of International
Film and Television Club of Asian Academy of Film & Television and World Peace Development
and Research Foundation.

About AAFT: 

AAFT- Asian Academy of Film and Television is the first ten best film schools of the
world conducting 55 different courses in films, television, media, fashion and new media.
The academy has churned out more than 12000 students hailing from 120 countries of the
world. The institution has been bestowed upon more than 200 awards from all over the

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Media contact: 
Viney Kumar 
Asian Society of Film & Television 



Asian Academy of Film & Television (AAFT)

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