Itanagar, Apr 27 UNI | 3 months ago

Arunachal Pradesh Governor Lt Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma has felicitated Sange Dorjee Thongdok, director of the Sherdukpen film titled 'Crossing Bridges', which adjudged best language feature film in the 61st National Film Awards.

The film, 'Crossing Bridges', has been adjudged winner in the category of best feature film for languages not specified in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution in the 61st National Film Awards.

'Congratulating Mr Thongdok and his team for the award, the Governor said that 'it is an honour for the state'.

The Governor advised Mr Thongdok to explore various subjects on Arunachal Pradesh for making films, which he hopes will create more understanding of the culturally rich and beautiful people and land.

The Governor suggested in bringing out the strength of every tribe with special focus on language and indigenous faith and some practices which needs to be changed, official sources informed today.

'The people of the hills, who are close to nature and have a rich cultural heritage of dances and drama, acting comes naturally', the Governor added, during a special screening of the film was organised at Raj Bhawan on the occasion here yesterday.

First Lady, Ms Jyotsna Sharma, father of Thongdok, assistant director, Mr Tenzin Kechok and lead actor of the film Mr Phuntsu Khrime were present during the function along with other dignitaries.

(Posted on 28-04-2014)