The fourth day of Virasat Pune Heritage Festival had a variety of events including 'Discover Art of Paper-Making' by Papertells at Handmade Paper Institute, 'Preserving Cinema'- the campus tour of the National Film Archives of India (NFAI) and 'Know Your Coins'- coins and currency identification activity. Visiting Handmade Paper Institute and knowing about the beautiful art of paper-making was wonderful experience for the participants including school children. At the campus tour of NFAI, visitors got an opportunity to learn about the art of preserving cinema. Film Preservation Officer at NFAI, Kiran Dhiwar, gave information about the institute that helps in preserving the heritage of cinema. He explained about the techniques of preserving the perishable product like film-prints, film restoration and so on. The interesting fact he shared was that lot of unclaimed film prints are lying with NFAI which was given by the Railway Department. While taking a glimpse of the rich collection of NFAI library and documentation room, one of the participants Jacky Mirchandani became emotional as he had acted in a film 'Aaghosh' screened in 1953.
Day 5 Highlights
'INTACH Heritage Walk: Nadi Kathche Pune (River-side Pune)' Starting at Savarkar Smarak, Deccan corner. (8 am - 11 am)
'An Introduction to G K Gokhale's Life & Works', a campus tour at Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics. (4 pm -5 pm)
'An Innovative Introduction to Marathi Theatre', a drama workshop. (6 pm - 8 pm)