The Indian Army in collaboration with the premier film education institute, Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, organised basic acting workshop under their flagship programme, Skilling in Films and Television (SKIFT).
Basic Acting Workshop was organised for 15 days at Army Public School, BB Cantt under the aegis of Chinar Corps from 28th Jan to 12th Feb 2019. This was an excellent opportunity given to talented young boys and girls of Srinagar to learn basic acting skills. The 15 days intense acting foundation course was conducted under the mentorship of FTII’s faculty member Sh Phonsok Ladakhi. Children learnt the basic acting techniques, Anapan breathing technique and different types of exercises which helped them in personality development as well.
On 12th Feb 2019, the closing ceremony of the course witnessed a live stage performance by the participants to mark the successful completion of the course. The event was graced by Lt Gen KJS Dhillon Chinar Corps Commander, Shri Vishwas Nerlekar, representative of FTII and other dignitaries.
Speaking on the occasion, Lt Gen KJS Dhillon highlighted the Army’s continuous effort towards identifying and streamlining the energy of the youth in a positive direction, as also preserving the cultural heritage of J&K. He also thanked FTII for taking the initiative in providing a platform to the upcoming talent of Kashmir valley. He appreciated the efforts put in by Shri Phonsok Ladakhi, Course Director and congratulated the students on their successful completion of the course.