India’s Minister for Information & Broadcasting (I&B), M. Venkaiah Naidu, said today that the skill development would be a priority area for the Ministry of I&B in the overall communication approach for the North Eastern Region.
This would complement the Government’s Act East Policy launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year as it would facilitate the nurturing of talent in the field of Media & Entertainment.
The proposed Film & Television Institute of India in Arunachal Pradesh and the setting up of a campus of Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) at Aizawal would provide training to young population.
The Minister stated this while conducting Review Meeting of Programmes & Policies in North East with the officers of the Ministry in Guwahati today.
Sarbananda Sonowal, Chief Minister of Assam, senior officials of the Ministry along with officers of the North Eastern Region were present on the occasion.
Naidu further mentioned that the Film & Television Institute of India in Arunachal Pradesh would be setup on a campus of more than 50 acres and at a cost of Rs. 200 crore, as an extended campus of Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute, Kolkata. This would act as a catalyst to promote talent in different aspects of film making in the region.
The Minister also mentioned the setting up of permanent campus of Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) at Aizawal which would be developed as media training hub for North East Region & South East Asian countries. The institute would be developed at an estimated cost of Rs. 25 crore.