Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 7 PM - 1 AM UTC+01
BAFTA 195 Piccadilly, W1J 0 London, United Kingdom
GOLDEN GLOBAL GALA 2016
ARTS FOR INDIA CHARITY NIGHT ON 19TH OCTOBER 2016 AT BAFTA IN LONDON
LORD ATTENBOROUGH, DAME JOAN COLLINS AND MUMTAZ HONORED
Arts for India charity honored Lord Richard Attenborough posthumously on the 19th Oct 2016 at a special event hosted at BAFTA in London. Lord Richard Attenborough was an English actor, film director, film producer, and politician. As a film director and producer, Sir Attenborough won two Academy Awards for his film on Mahatma Gandhi in 1983.
Speaking on this occasion Satish Modi, philanthropist, author and also the founder of the “Arts for India charity” said, “We feel honored that Lord Richard Attenborough has made the film on the father of the nation Shri Mahatma Gandhi which nobody could have done better”.
Arts for India charity also honored one of the legends of screen and stage – Dame Joan Collins & also a Lifetime Achievement award has been conferred on Indian Actor Mumtaz. World famous actor Kabir Bedi attended the Arts for India charity event to honor Lord Richard Attenborough, at BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly in London.
Speaking on this occasion the renowned India actor Kabir Bedi said, “Lord Attenborough remains an iconic figure in world cinema. I first met him at the London Press screening of his Oscar-winning “Gandhi”, where I bowed and touched his feet, Indian style, as a mark reverence. I salute Arts For India for honoring a great British actor, producer and director for his magnificent contributions to the world of films.”
During the event on 19th Oct 2016, BFI showcased never before seen the archive of Indian cinema. Avakian, a Swiss Jewellery House has donated its jewellery to help underprivileged students.
Arts for India charity helps disadvantaged young girls out of poverty through the provision of education in art and creative design to a global standard. Every year, Arts for India charity awards eminent personalities for their outstanding achievement in the field of art, culture, and education.
Previous Arts for India awardees include:
His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Screenwriter Simon Beaufoy
Arts for India (AFI) Charity was launched in London, in 2010 by Satish K Modi sponsors students at IIFA (International Institute of Fine Arts), based in Modinagar, India. More than 4000 children have been given free of charge education so far.
BAFTA is donating one year Academy Circle membership for auction to help raise funds for underprivileged Indian arts students through Arts for India charity.
The following organizations are supporting the event
The British Film Institute (BFI) founded in 1933. It’s a charitable organization which promotes & preserves filmmaking and television in the United Kingdom. The BFI National Archive holds one of the largest film and television collections in the world.
Columbia University School of the Arts: Located in New York City
Pinewood Film Studio.
BAFTA is the British Academy of Film and Television Arts an independent British charity.