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Meghalaya based film maker returns award

By The Assam Tribune
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SHILLONG, Nov 5 - Meghalaya-based film maker Tarun Bhartiya today returned the National Award he received in 2009 joining a host of writers, filmmakers and scientists in protest against the �growing intolerance� in the country.

Bhartiya who won the award for editing documentary film �In Camera � Diaries of a Documentary Cameraman�.

�Today the unease has grown and examples of the truly greats � the ninety year-old Krishna Sobti, for instance � returning their awards gives me a feeling that I don�t need to keep mine either,� Bhartiya said in a letter to President Pranab Mukherjee. Stating that the country was being made to go through �dark times�, Bhartiya went on to say that �this darkness was in the making for long: it hasn�t descended suddenly upon us.� � PTI

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Meghalaya based film maker returns award

SHILLONG, Nov 5 - Meghalaya-based film maker Tarun Bhartiya today returned the National Award he received in 2009 joining a host of writers, filmmakers and scientists in protest against the �growing intolerance� in the country.

Bhartiya who won the award for editing documentary film �In Camera � Diaries of a Documentary Cameraman�.

�Today the unease has grown and examples of the truly greats � the ninety year-old Krishna Sobti, for instance � returning their awards gives me a feeling that I don�t need to keep mine either,� Bhartiya said in a letter to President Pranab Mukherjee. Stating that the country was being made to go through �dark times�, Bhartiya went on to say that �this darkness was in the making for long: it hasn�t descended suddenly upon us.� � PTI

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