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National Film Awards to be given out on May 3


New Delhi, April 29:

President Pranab Mukherjee will present the 62nd National Film Awards at Vigyan Bhawan here on May 3.

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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore will attend the award ceremony, the information and broadcasting ministry said on Wednesday.

Since 2012, the prestigious National Film Awards ceremony is held every May 3 to commemorate the release date of the first Indian movie “Raja Harishchandra”, a silent project by Dadasaheb Phalke.

The winners list this year is balanced vis-a-vis the Hindi and regional movie worlds, with “Haider”, “Queen” and “Mary Kom” sweeping awards from Bollywood.

Other films to get awards in Best Film category are “Othello” (Assamese), “Nirbashito” (Bengali), “Harivu” (Kannada), “Nachom – IA Kumpasar” (Konkani), “Ain” (Malayalam), “Killa” (Marathi), “Aadim Vichar” (Odiya), “Punjab 1984” (Punjabi), “Kuttram Kadithal” (Tamil) and “Chandamama Kathalu” (Telugu). (IANS)