Issue 126 | Jul-Sep 2021

Indian Film Festival 2021

Due to current pandemic restrictions, this year’s showcase took the form of a hybrid event.

Greetings between His Excellency Periasamy Kumaran, High Commissioner of India, Singapore, and Mr Tan Kian Woo (Business ’88), NUS Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. 
Jointly organised by the High Commission of India, Singapore and NUS Alumni Relations, the Indian Film Festival returned for the sixth time to bring the best of Indian films to NUS alumni. In the year of Celebrating SG Women, this year’s festival featured the stories of three women who embrace life’s challenges in different ways. Held from 17 to 19 March at the Shaw Foundation Alumni House (in accordance with safe management measures), the festival featured critically-acclaimed films Badrinath Ki Dulhania, Kahaani and Queen

Distinguished guests to the Opening Night on 16 March were treated to a screening of Hindi Medium. This light-hearted comedy sheds light on the education system in India, as a couple goes through extraordinary measures to enroll their child into a prestigious school. Guests also brought home an abundant goodie bag courtesy of the High Commissioner of India in Singapore, which included Indian traditional snacks, tea leaves and a practical sanitising kit with antibacterial wipes, facemasks and a few bottles of hand sanitiser.  
 
 
 
A guest collecting her goodie bag, courtesy of the High Commission of India.
In attendance for the evening were His Excellency Periasamy Kumaran, High Commissioner and
Mr Shri Siddhartha Nath, Deputy High Commissioner from the High Commission of India in Singapore;
Mr Tan Kian Woo (Business ’88), NUS Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; and
Mr Edward D’Silva (Architecture ’75), NUS Alumni Advisory Board Member. 

Films were also screened virtually and alumni who signed up enjoyed watching the films in the comfort of their homes. Stay tuned for upcoming film festivals and film screenings happening later this year! 
His Excellency Periasamy Kumaran, High Commissioner of India in Singapore,
addressing the crowd of distinguished guests.
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