WB Guv recalls Ray’s contribution to Indian cinema, inaugurates 7th convocation of SRFTI

WB Guv recalls Ray’s contribution to Indian cinema, inaugurates 7th convocation of SRFTI

India Blooms News Service

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Kolkata, May 2 (IBNS): The 7th convocation of Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute, SRFTI was formally inaugurated by Governor of West Bengal Kesharinath Tripathi on Tuesday morning.

The day also marked the 96th birth anniversary of legendary film maker Satyajit Ray.

The Governor Kesharinath Tripathi and other dignitaries garlanded the portrait of Satyajit Ray at the institute.

Speaking on this occasion, Tripathi recalled the glorious contribution of Satyajit Ray towards the growth of Indian film industry.

He said Ray had put Indian cinema on the international arena.

Inaugurating the 7th convocation ceremony of SRFTI, the Governor said audio visual media is playing a vital role in upholding qualities and values of the nation.

He also asked the students to put their learning for public good. He asked the students to effectively use the knowledge they have attained during their stint in the institute.

The Governor praised the SRFTI, Kolkata for bringing out quality filmmakers and shaping future of students.

The Managing Trustee of Public Service Broadcasting Trust, PSBT, Rajiv Mehrotra, the Chairman and head of Prasad Studio, Chennai, Ramesh Prasad, SRFTI Director Debamitra Mitra, Dean of the institute Shymal Karmakar and Registrar BDM Ambedkar were present on this occasion.

Mehrotra said the great obligation before the filmmaker is to tell the truth as perceived by him. There is a nurturing environment in SRFTIfor filmmakers who wish to make meaningful films, he added.

The Chairman and head of Prasad Studio, Ramesh Prasad discussed about 4 Ps which are Passion, Patience, Perseverance and Purity of thought, which his father L V Prasad had followed and said it is an inspiration for all the aspiring filmmakers.

The Director of SRFTI, Debamitra Mitra said 73 students of 9th and 10th batch were awarded their degrees along with meritorious and trophies at the convocation on Monday.

The event concluded with cultural programme presented by the students from different states.

 

 

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WB Guv recalls Ray’s contribution to Indian cinema, inaugurates 7th convocation of SRFTI

India Blooms News Service
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