Setting up of FTI draws ‘near’

NAHARLAGUN, Nov 8: The set up of the much awaited India’s third Film & Telivision Institute (FTI) at Jollang-Rakap in Papum Pare district, finally, is going to see the light of day with the finalization of tender process in connection with its construction, followed by a traditional ‘Bhumi Pujan’ at the institute site on Friday.

The stage is now set for the execution of Rs 128 crore-project at an area spanning 253 acres and overlooking the villages.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof A Dutta, a faculty of Satyajit Ray Institute of Film and Television Institute, Kolkata, while highlighting the significance of the upcoming institute said that the institute will nurture talented local youths in the fields of cinematography, sound and lighting engineering, direction and other related subjects.

Participating in the event, Obang Tayeng, Director IPR said that the state government is taking every possible step for early construction of the project. Congratulating the people on the occasion, he also called upon the people of the area to be a part of the project and help in building a great institute in the entire country.

Officers of various wings of CPWD including Executive Engineer Rohit Meena also participated and assured to complete the project with active support of the people. 

In a function attended in large number by all Gaon Burahs and leaders of the adjoining areas, contractor of KK Construction Hu Tatu.

Tatu, who is also the builder of the institute appealed to all villagers to extend every possible support in smooth sailing of the project. He assured to complete the project in two years time with full co-operation of the village communities. (DIPR)