67th #NationalFilmAwards postponed indefinitely amid #coronavirus lockdown

New Delhi: National Film Awards, which honours excellence in the entire national spectrum of Indian cinema, which is conducted on May 3 every year, also stands delayed until further notice amid coronavirus lockdown.

It was in 2012 that May 3 was announced as the designated date for holding the National Film Awards distribution ceremony every year, commemorating the day India’s first full-length feature film, Dadasaheb Phalke’s Raja Harishchandra, was released way back in 1913. However, reports state that this time the date falls within the lockdown period in the country, owing to the ongoing global crisis.