LG Mathur Inaugurates 15 days Course In Basic Screen Acting at Raj Niwas


Leh, August 5: The Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, R K Mathur today inaugurated the 15 days course on “Basic Screen Acting” as per SKIFT (Skilling India into Film & Television) to be conducted in collaboration with UT Ladakh and FTII, Pune. 

Phuntsog Ladakhi, Course Director and AD Tourism Jigmet Namgial were present on the occasion at Raj Niwas. Director FTII, Pune Bhupendra Kainthola, Prof. Sandeep Shahare, other faculty members and participants from Ladakh and other parts of the country also joined in the occasion through video conferencing. 

Speaking on the occasion, the Lt. Governor congratulated FTII on their Diamond Jubilee and said as it coincides with the 1st anniversary of UT Ladakh, it’s a happy moment for all of us. He welcomed the initiative of FTII and thanked them for choosing Ladakh to be the first state for this course, especially in this difficult time of Covid-19 pandemic. He praised FTII for its immense contribution in shaping and producing great talents in the country and a reason to bring happiness to millions of people. He also appreciated Phuntsog Ladakhi as an actor, yoga and meditation teacher and said that as the course Director it’s a good learning opportunity for the participants.  


Mathur affirmed that song, dance and acting is a significant part of the cultural landscape of Ladakh and expressed hope that this 15 days course will be a good learning platform of art, craft and acting for the participants and would motivate others to aspire to join FTII. He also emphasized on holding one such training in Kargil in coming times. The Lt Governor informed about a policy draft that the Tourism Industry of Ladakh is planning to develop to attract more TV serial and filmmakers to this region and said that FTII can help by giving inputs and suggestions in bringing out an effective policy for Ladakh. 

Phuntsog Ladakhi apprised the Lt. Governor that in total there are 23 participants including 17 participants from different parts of the country who would be imparted the training online and 6 participants from Ladakh who would be attending the course offline while strictly maintaining the social distancing and other precautionary guidelines of Covid-19.

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