The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Remembrance Day:
“Today, we honour every Canadian who has served and sacrificed so we may live free. We fall silent to acknowledge a debt we can never repay. We remember.
“One hundred years ago today, the Armistice between Germany and the Allies ended the First World War. As we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, we also mark Canada’s Hundred Days.
“During the ‘100 Days Offensive,’ Canadians spearheaded attacks that overcame the last lines of German defences and paved the way to final victory. These soldiers were the face and strength of a young country that sacrificed beyond measure and never faltered in its duty.
“Their bravery garnered the respect and admiration of the world, and marked a turning point for Canada. We began to define ourselves as a country – a force on the world stage, confident, and in control of our own destiny.
“Since then, every generation of Canadians has stepped forward to serve. Thousands have fought, and continue to fight, to defend the principles of peace, freedom, and democracy around the world.
“At 11:00 am, I call on all Canadians to observe the two minutes of silence. We remember every Canadian who has sacrificed their future for generations beyond their own. We stand today, free and at peace, because of them.
“Lest we forget.” Continue reading ““We honour every Canadian who has served and sacrificed so we may live free”-P.M. Justin Trudeau”
At a press conference on Monday, March 26th, Punjabi film stars Gippy Grewal and Roshan Prince spoke about the making of a biopic film ‘Subedar Joginder Singh’ which releases April 6th.
Hosted by Y Media Group, the President and CEO, Mr. Yudhvir Jaiswal, welcomed everyone in attendance with warmth and graciousness.
The film is inspired by the life of the Subedar who fought the Chinese during the Indo-Chinese war of 1962. The movie is a saga of his dedication and devotion towards serving the country. He led his troops till he got wounded and subsequently died in Chinese captivity. He displayed such exemplary and unprecedented courage that the Indian Government honored him with the country’s highest wartime gallantry award – Param Vir Chakra posthumously.
The makers have delved into the past to showcase happenings and episodes of his life, most realistically. The movie has been shot in extreme weather conditions of Suratgarh, where the mercury soared to a melting level, and it has been filmed in the bone-chilling climate of Drass, Kargil where the temperature drops below freezing point! A major part of the film has been shot at a height of 14000 feet; the terrain was so insurmountable that it took the cast and crew hours of driving followed by a strenuous vertical trek to reach actual shoot location. Seven Colors Motion Picture Pvt. Ltd has produced the venture.
Both the actors expressed immense happiness and excitement about being a part of this film, which is a highly anticipated one. With 4 million views of the teaser on YouTube already, this film is set to break ground for Pollywood and its push into the mainstream film industry.
Asked about the filming process, Mr. Grewal, who was seen in the Farhan Akhtar starrer Lucknow Central (2017), said that it was very tough. They had to weather rough conditions, undergo physical changes like putting on weight, losing weight and such. Continue reading “Movie Matters! Media Meet @ Mayura!”