This is with reference to this year's Dayawati Modi Award for Arts, Culture and Education being conferred on renowned UK producer Mr Kent Walwin in recognition of his lifetime contribution to the creative moving arts and the cultural ties between countries, India and UK in particular.
His considerable feature film and television credits range from classics such as Hotel New Hampshire starring Rob Lowe, Jodie Foster and Nastassja Kinski, to A Handful Of Dust with Kristin Scott-Thomas, Alec Guinness and Anjelica Huston, as well as Where Angels Fear To Tread with Helen Mirren, Judy Davis and Helena Bonham-Carter
Kent seeks to make his most important contribution to film-making to date as he embarks on a most ambitious and prestigious film on the missing years of Jesus Christ – believed to have been spent in India. This interfaith film, inspired by Mr. Satish Kumar Modi's book "In Love with Death", sets out to explore the mystery of Jesus Christ’s journey to enlightenment and the influence Eastern religions, in particular Buddhism had on his thinking and teachings.
The Award, carrying a cash prize of Rs. two lakh and one thousand, the scroll of honour and a silver shield which will be presented to Mr. Kent Walwin on 17th November 2009 at Kamani Auditorium, 1 Copernicus Marg, New Delhi at 6.30 pm.