Smriti Irani in Chennai, watches film with governor

Smriti Irani in Chennai, watches film with governor

Union Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday watched the English premiere of Eknathji One Life-One Mission with Governor Banwarilal Purohit at a multiplex in Chennai.

She tweeted: “”Attended English premiere of the film ‘Eknathji’ in Chennai along with Hon’ble Governor of Tamil Nadu Shri Banwrilal Purohit ji.”

She added: “My compliments to Vivekananda Kendra for representing ‘One Life-One Mission’ of Eknathji Ranade on the silver screen.”

Purohit hailed Eknath ji Ranade, who constructed the Swami Vivekananda Memorial in Kanyakumari, as a ‘towering personality’ and said he accomplished the impossible task of constructing a memorial for Swami Vivekananda at the southern tip of the country, where the three seas meet.

“It is a matter of pride and honour for me to be associated with the centenary celebrations of Mananeeya Eknath ji Ranade by being present here today to unveil to the world, his greatness through a film made about him”, he said.

At an event in Chennai on Sunday, actor-politician Sarath Kumar said the industry lost nearly 30 per cent of revenues every year due to piracy.

Responding to the issues raised by the members, Minister of State for PMO, Dr Jitendra Singh invited them to discuss their grievances with Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani in New Delhi. On Goods and Service Tax issue, he said he could arrange a meeting with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.