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Special salute to Indian television industry at The Golden Rose Television Festival in Switzerland

23-April-2002
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Special salute to Indian television industry at The Golden Rose Television Festival in Switzerland

Neha Pant

The Indian Broadcasting Foundation in association with The Golden Rose Television Festival, the premier international event for content creators has ensured that Indian Television Programming will be the major theme of the Golden Rose Festival (23 - 28 April 2002) this year. 1200 delegates comprising of the who’s who of international television industry will attend this year''s event.

The festival will open with a conference session titled "Rupees from Heaven" with a special salute to Indian Entertainment Industry on 24th April 2002.

The Indian seminar will be followed by a Cocktail sponsored by the Indian Broadcasting Foundation and an Indian Dinner sponsored by the Golden Rose Festival at the Montreux Palace Hotel. Following the Dinner the organisers will screen Indian Television programs for the delegates including a Doordarshan production, "Jugalbandi" directed by Gyan Seth and productions of Aaj Tak, Star TV and MTV India.

The Indian Ambassador to Switzerland H.E. N. Desai will also be attending the Seminar, the Dinner and the special screenings.

The Indian delegation comprises of Ravi Gupta, CEO, B4U, Mark Young, MD, BBC Worldwide, Moonesha Shah, Director of TV Licensing & Publishing, BBC Worldwide India, Ramesh Sharma, Chairman and MD, Moving Picture Company, Ketan Mehta, MD, Maya Entertainment, Nikhil Alva, MD, Miditech and Bhuvan Lall, Executive Director, The Indian Broadcasting Foundation.

"We recognize that over the past few years one of the major growth areas of our Festival has been an increase in interest from India and the international delegates will be given the opportunity to meet the Indian delegation at a special Dinner with India", says Georges Luks, Secretary General of the Golden Rose Festival. The event will highlight the strengths, developments and trends of the Indian production and broadcast community.

"With a growing number of delegates attending from India, the objective this year will be to showcase the creativity of Indian television to both Swiss and European delegates at the Festival" says Bhuvan Lall, Executive Director, The Indian Broadcasting Foundation.

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