“It was in 2018, we were the first one in India to announce the National level award after the name of our former Prime Minister Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee for the people who have contributed immensely towards the promotion of Indian art and culture,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah, President of Marwah Studios and founder of Noida Film City.
The award titled Atal Bihari Vajpayee National Award For Promotion of Art And Culture was constituted by AAA (Asian Academy of Arts) in association with AAFT University of Media And Arts and ICMEI (International Chamber of Media And Entertainment Industry) immediately after the death of former Prime Minister to mark respect to his untiring contribution to the nation and art and culture of India. He was also a well-renowned poet.
The awards are presented during the Global Literary Festival Noida in the grounds of Marwah Studios at Film city Noida. This time, owing to Covid-19, the awards will be presented through a web event. Global Literary Festival has been planned from 17–19 September 2020. The high profiled jury shall soon declare the name of the awardees of 2020.
Mahatma Gandhi Forum, Deendayal Upadhyaya Forum, Pt Jawaharlal Nehru Forum, Sardar Patel Forum, Bhagat Singh Forum, Sarvepalli Dr Radhakrishan Forum, Shakespeare Society, World Peace Development And Research Foundation and many other organizations are supporting the festival.