The PHALKE INDIAN CINEMA will enter into 100th Year on 3rd May 2012 and to celebrate this occasion a Meeting of Board of Trustees of DADASAHEB PHALKE ACADEMY, an all India Body of 38 Cine Associations was held under the chairmanship of Shri Santosh Singh Jain, when it was decided that a grand function will be organised, simultaneously to mark the Events of PHALKE JAYANTI & AWARDS on all India basis by all Crafts and Associations affiliated to the Academy.
The Inauguration of the grand Celebrations on the 100th year of PHALKE INDIAN CINEMA, will be by lighting the PHALKE MASHAL, as a tribute to the ist Indigenous Film RAJA HARISHCHANDRA Produced by Dadasaheb Phalke and released on 3rd May, 1913 and this will be followed by screening of various films of Dadasaheb Phalke and thereafter the Academy’s Awards in all Sectors including the most prestigious Award of PHALKE RATNA, which has so far been conferred on the great Legends viz Sarvshri DILIP KUMAR,DEV ANAND, B.R. CHOPRA, SUNIL DUTT, MANOJ KUMAR and DHARMENDRA.
The Trustees of the Academy are Santosh Singh Jain, Pahlaj Nihalani, Mithun Chakraborty, Johny Lever, Sanjay Patel, Sangram Shirke, Govind Swarup, Neena Jalan and Ram Gopal Gupta.
Event Management will be handled by Ashok Shekhar of Madhuri Entertainment.