Imagine, if you are told that you'll be getting a prestigious award in school on Annual Day. Would you or your parents ever give the ceremony a miss? Nope. So what happened that convinced 60 recipients to skip the National Film Awards to receive their prize? Actually, they felt cheated by the government and we can see why.
Recipients chose to back off from attending the 65th National Film Awards ceremony in New Delhi on Thursday. Why? Because 50 of them were denied the photographic right with the head of state and were made to travel in second class rides as they are not in the first eleven.
Let's just say, this kind of discrimination does feel a bit awkward. Denying some National Award winners of honour is disrespectful and does not put forward a great example. That's one of the main reason for the so-called-boycott.
The bureaucracy should have told the President to reconsider the hours as this is bad form.
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