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TFTI to play a significant role in developing cultural talent of youths: CM


By TC News Desk

Agartala, November 28, 2022: Chief Minister Prof Dr Manik Saha on Monday said that many of the youth from the tribal and non-tribal population of the state have cultural talents. A suitable platform is needed to develop talent and this Tripura Film and Television Institute will play a significant role in developing their cultural talents, he added.

While inaugurating the Tripura Film and Television Institute at Nazrul Kalakshetra this evening, Chief Minister Dr Saha “We never thought that a film institute would be established in our state. It has become a reality with the efforts of the state government.”

He also highlighted the famous music artist, composer Sachin Debbarman and Rahul Debbarman in the discussion.

The Chief Minister said that music, music, cultural thoughts are hidden in every human being. He has to evolve. Full development of talent is not possible without proper infrastructure. He said that the success of this institute will depend on the students, as well as the teachers will play an important role in it. The chief minister expressed hope that the institute would gain fame in the future.

Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Debbarma said that there is no shortage of talent in various fields in the state of Tripura. But just as the value of a diamond can be understood when it is given more form, so also for talent, training and practice are required. Only then its value increases. Terming today’s day as historic, he said, Tripura has a long relationship with the film world and Bollywood because of SD Burmans. Now the establishment of Tripura Film and Television Institute will fill the shortfall in utilization of film talent. Referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s culture-minded thinking, he said “Every state has its own culture, and film is a powerful medium to showcase this culture.”

He hoped that this new institution would one day emerge as a reputed institution in Tripura because Tripura has its roots in cultural development, its people have a rich heritage of mixed culture. Now due to establishment of TFTI one day Tripura will make big name in film world. He wished success to the students admitted to TFTI and thanked everyone involved in this initiative.

Speaking on the programme, ICA minister Sushanta Chowdhury highlighted the context of building this institute. He said, “Our state has a rich culture. The natural beauty of this state is unmatched. Through this film institute, the natural beauty and rich culture of the state will be showcased more. This film institute will also play an important role in improving the socio-economic status of the youth of the state. Through this film institute, the youth of the state will be able to showcase their talent to the people of the country.” He expressed hope that this institute will move ahead smoothly.

This is the first film institute in the state in collaboration with the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute of Kolkata. Agartala Mayor Deepak Majumder, Bangladeshi famous actor Ferdous Ahmed and SRFTI, Kolkata Director Himansu Sekhar Kathua were present as guests of honour. This institute has 4 courses namely Screen Acting, Film Appreciation, Production Management and News Reporting, Anchoring, News Room Automation. Altogether, 47 students have been admitted in this institute this year.

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