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Army, FTII conducts mobile filmmaking course for Kashmiri youth at B’la

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Baramulla, Dec 31: In a unique initiative to meaningfully engage the Kashmiri youth, the Indian Army in colaboration with Films and Television Institute of India (FTIl), Pune organised third time Mobile Film Making Course for the youth £of Baramulla under their flagship programme, Skilling in Films and Television (SKIFT).

The course was conducted from 20 to 30 December 2018 for 22 Kashmiri youth having flair for Mobile Film Making by the Local Rashtriya Rifles of Himalayan Brigade under the aegis of Army’s Dagger Division.

The course culminated with a befitting function where the short films made by students were screened. The event was graced by Major General Gulab Singh Rawat, General Officer Commanding Dagger Division, experienced faculty members of FTIl, Pune, dignitaries from civil and district administration besides senior Army and Police Officers.

FTII has added new dimensions to Army’s continued effort towards building bridges with Awam, nurturing cultural heritage and identifying young talent among the youth of the valley. The course organised jointly by FTII and Army will provide good employment opportunities to the youth in the creative world.

GoC 19 Infantary Dagger Division Major General Gulab Singh Rawat while speaking on the occasion appreciated the efforts of FTII and the team which conducted the course on Mobile Film Making in Baramulla and applauded them for providing a platform to the youths and giving them an opportunity to learn basics of Movie making by Smart phone in Baramulla itself.

The short films made by youth of Baramulla will be showcased at Winter Youth Festival being organised in the near future at Gulmarg where they will get an excellent opportunity to display their skills. He highlighted that such events provide good employment opportunities to the youth and thanked FTIl for helping the Army in engaging the youth in constructive activities.

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