STATE GOVT WILL GO ALL-OUT TO PROMOTE FILM-MAKING IN STATE: CM
Sunday, 18 February 2018 | PNS | Dehradun-
To promote films in Uttarakhand, the State Government has waived off the fees charged on shooting movies, said the Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat while he was meeting a film maker Shiv Narayan Singh Rawat at his residence on Saturday. CM said that Uttarakhand is geographically and environmentally suited for shooting movies.
During the meeting, the filmmaker, S N S Rawat requested the CM to take initiative for setting up an institute at Kotdwar to help promote the culture of the State through the medium of films. CM said that they would proceed after taking the required permission from the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII). The filmmaker said that Uttarakhand has a vast potential in the realm of film making hitherto untapped and a film institute would tap the potential to a great extent. He further said that the initiative if taken by the State Government would boost tourism in its wake and subsequent revenue generation to be used for the State’s development.
Mention worthy, SNS Rawat had started his movie-making career from Garhwali blockbuster ‘Jagwal’.
CM said that the state has no dearth of talent and admitted that the film institute if it comes up would help the talented youngsters shine in the world of movies. He assured that the State Government would go all-out to promote film making in the State.
It is also learnt that CM has directed the chief executive officer (CEO) of Uttarakhand Film Development Council Pankaj Kumar Pandey to take necessary action for setting up the film institute in the State. He also accepted the filmmaker’s request to screen short film ‘ Raju Bajarangi’ in the schools for the students.
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