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dated September 16, 1954: State award for films

A committee has been set up for final selection of the best feature film, documentary and children's film for the State awards, which the Government of India have decided to give. These awards are unique, being the first to be conferred by any State on films of merit. For, the Oscars, the coveted awards of the film world, are given by the Academy of Motion Picture, Arts and Sciences. The National Film Awards of Britain are also not State awards. There will be three all-India awards. The best feature and the best documentary will be given the President's Medal and the best children's film the Prime Minister's Medal. There will be two Certificates of Merit in all the three categories. The committee consists of four non-officials, a representative each of the film industry and the Information and Broadcasting Ministry and the Chairman of the Central Board of Film Censors.

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