TNPSC Thervupettagam

National Film Awards 2024

February 21 , 2024 59 days 509 0
  • The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (I&B) has dropped the names of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and late actor Nargis Dutt from the National Film Awards.
  • The ‘Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film of a director’ will now be simply called ‘Best Debut Film of a Director’.
  • Indira’s name became associated with the award during the 28th National Film Awards, 1980.
  • The ‘Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration’ has become the ‘Best Feature Film Promoting National, Social and Environmental Values’.
  • Nargis’s name came to be associated with the National Film Awards in 1965, during the 13th edition of the awards, for best feature film category.
  • The National films awards were first presented in 1954 by the Government of India.
  • It aims “to honour films made across India, on a national scale, to encourage the furthering of Indian art and culture”.

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