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CINEMA, TV SECTORS URGED TO SEEK GOVT HELP TO DEVELOP SKILLS
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arnataka Vocational Training and Skill Development Corporation headed by its chairman Muralidhar Halappa held a meeting with the representatives of Kannada film and television industries on Friday evening to discuss development of skills among the youths. The film industry was represented by KFCC President Sa Ra Govindu, Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy chairman S V Rajendra Singh Babu. S A Chinne Gowda, S K Bhagwan, Subba Rao of Gopalan Mall, N M Suresh, K C N Chandrasekhar, Nanjunde Gowda, Aniruddh, Kiran of KTV along with Pawan Kumar were among others who represented the industry while the television industry was represented by Ravikiran and Abhinaya.

Halappa said the corporation which comes directly under chief minister intends to find employment to youngsters and also find a suitable profession to them which is of their choice. He said the corporation has a database of 4,000 organisations from where the youths could find employment. The corporation imparts training and helps people in self-employment.   

Halappa said cinema and television sectors were not included under the corporation’s activities as the industry has not been accorded an industry status in true letter and spirit. He urged the industry to identify institutes and encourage youths to come up with project reports pertaining to the sectoral needs so that a proposal could be placed before the chief minister for exclusive funding.

He also urged the representatives of television and cinema industries to submit a proposal regarding the according of industry status to the sectors. He said training and buying of equipment on the basis of project report submission is possible. Candidates could also get financial aid to study abroad. The government of Karnataka has earmarked a budget of Rs 950 crore in last year’s budget for the corporation and he regretted that most of the benefits were not being utilized by the people. Halappa said the cinema industry is hankering for subsidies and awards.

Ravikiran outlined the need for purchase of equipment. While Abhinaya wanted to know whether there is support for sports-based activities.

Rajendra Singh Babu said crash courses being conducted today were not useful. He said the industry needs good technicians and skill development will help create employment for the cinema industry..
-18/12/16

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