DADASAHEB PHALKE AWARDS
 

To honour the Father of Indian Cinema, Dhundiraj Govind Phalke, the National Film Awards named the most prestigious and coveted award of Indian Cinema after him. He is the man who made the first Indian Feature film Raja Harishchandra in 1913. Popularly known as Dadasaheb Phalke, he then went on to make 95 films and 26 short films in a span of 19 years. The Dadasaheb Phalke Award was introduced in 1969 by the government to recognise the contribution of film personalities towards the development of Indian Cinema. The first recipient of this award was Devika Rani.

Dadasaheb Phalke Award is given to a film personality for his/her outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian Cinema. The award comprises of a Swarna Kamal, a cash Prize of Rs. 10,00,000/- (Rupees Ten Lakhs) and a shawl.

 
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Tender for inviting tender for Hiring of Event Management Agency for 60th National Film Awards Ceremony of 3rd May 2013
60th National Film Awards presentation ceremony to be held in New Delhi 0n 3rd May, 2013. Hon’ble President of India to give away the awards.
Revised Request for Proposal(RFP) for Event Management of Film Festival to Commemorate Centenary of Indian Cinema 2013 to be held from 26th April to 3rd May, 2013 in New Delhi and minutes of the pre-bid meeting.
 
 
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