ICMEI- International Chamber of Media And Entertainment Industry created a new chapter in the history of India and Iceland relationship by forming the first ever Indo Iceland Film And Cultural Forum at New Delhi.
H.E. Thorir Ibsen, Ambassador of Iceland to India, launched the forum in a grand function at New Delhi. “What a pleasure to do something which has never ever taken place earlier-this time this forum has been created to promote and develop the relations between two countries through art and culture. I wish ICMEI all the best and I am sure we will be able to do something extra ordinary in a short period of time,” said Ambassador Thorir Ibsen.
Iceland and India established diplomatic relations in 1972. At that time the embassy of Iceland in London, United Kingdom was accredited to India and the embassy of Indiain Oslo, Norway, was accredited to Iceland. Embassies were established in New Delhiin 2005 and in Reykjavik in 2006.
“It is a great opportunity to work with the Embassy here and promote arts and crafts of each other which also includes cinema now. We have already organized a festival of films from Iceland earlier. A special road show was also organized on the tourism of Iceland. H.E. Thorir Ibsen is also the member of International Film And Television Club of AAFT. We are looking much ahead of this now,” said Sandeep Marwah, President of Marwah Studios.
Sandeep Marwah presented the Patron ship of Indo Iceland Film and Cultural Forum to H.E. Thorir Ibsen and the Ambassador honored and nominated Sandeep Marwah as the honorary Chairperson of the Forum.
Recently Akshay Marwah of Asian Education Group and a member of ICMEI visited Iceland to study more about Iceland and its culture.
H.E. Thorir Ibsen is Ambassador of Iceland to India with accreditation to Bangladesh, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Nepal, Seychelles, South Africa and Sri Lanka. Earlier he was Ambassador of Iceland to the European Union and Belgium with accreditation to Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Switzerland.
Sandeep Marwah is five times World Record Holder in Media and is the founder of Noida Film City. He is one of the most respected persons of Indian film, television and media Industry. His contribution in developing foreign relations of India with rest of the World is commendable.