SRINAGAR: The Advisor to Chief Minister, Amitabh Mattoo on Tuesday visited the Media Complex Srinagar and hailed the initiative of Department of information and Public relations and Film and television institute of India Pune for media professionals.
He also interacted with the students undergoing training in Still Photography and Screenplay Writing.
The month-long Foundation Course in Still Photography and Screenplay Writing is being jointly organized by FTII Pune and the Department of Information & Public Relations (DIPR) for media professionals in J&K under Skilling India in Film and Television (SKIFT) initiative. Around 50 media professionals from across the state including Kargil and Leh are presently undergoing training in these two courses.
Hailing the DIPR-JK and FTII Pune for this novel initiative, Mattoo said that exposure to latest technology and techniques in filmmaking and photography would go a long way in harnessing the creative skills of the local youth and building their capacities for the related jobs. He said DIPR could and should play a proactive role in honing the skills of the local media professionals to expose them to the latest technological interventions in the field of filmmaking and digital journalism.
Speaking on the occasion, Director Information & Public Relations, Muneer-ul-Islam said DIPR is ready to elevate the skills of youth in the media industry and would facilitate such programmes for them in future as well so that they can keep pace with changing requirements of media and film industry. He also expressed gratitude to Director, FTII, Pune, Bhupendra Kaintholafor his keen interest in the joint initiative.