Ministry to digitize archival material on eminent personalities – Shri Bimal Julka
Multimedia Exhibition on Former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee concludes

Secretary, I&B, Shri Bimal Julka has said that the rich repository of archival footage on eminent personalities available with the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting was in the process of being digitized and would be available to the public through Doordarshan, All India Radio and Social Media platforms of the New Media Wing. Shri Julka stated this while speaking on the occasion of the closing ceremony of the Multimedia Exhibition on former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee organized to mark Good Governance Day at the IGNCA complex here today.

Shri Julka further added that the Multimedia Exhibition on former Prime Minister Shri Vajpayee was an example of the innovative approaches being adopted towards information dissemination by different Media Units of the Ministry. The Exhibition reiterated the integrated communication approach being practiced for effective outreach and impact. At the closing ceremony, prizes were awarded to children who participated in painting competition organized at the venue during the Exhibition. Shri N.M Ghatade, a close associate of the former Prime Minister Shri Vajpayee distributed prizes to the children along with Secretary, I&B. The theme of the painting competition was ‘Swachhta’ and National unity.

The Exhibition also witnessed screening of three films based on the life of Shri Vajpayee provided by the Film Division of the Ministry. Photo Division provided the photos being mounted at the Exhibition. The Song and Drama Division of the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting gave cultural performances during the Exhibition. Publication Division organized a Book Exhibition at the venue. Doordarshan provided short-films to highlight the achievements of the former Prime Minister Shri Vajpayee.

Through a display of around 250 photographs, the 6 day Exhibition served as a window to the eventful life and journey of Shri Vajpayee, throwing light upon different facets of his vibrant personality. The rare collection of pictures along with Scrollers, Translites, LED walls, Large Fascia and Title Boards provided a glimpse into the diverse phases of his life as a statesman, poet and visionary leader. People from all walks of life including several eminent personalities visited the Exhibition.

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