Proud moment for the entire Northeast as Village Rockstars director Rima Das received the Golden Lotus or Swarna Kamal from President Ram Nath Kovind at a special function in New Delhi today.

Village Rockstars, directed by 36-year-old Rima Das, has become the second Assamese film to win this award, besides three more — best child artist, best location sound recordist and best editing.

Assamese filmmaker Rima Das shot ‘Village Rockstars’, with a handheld camera over 150 days with no formal training.