Gangtok, Feb 28 ( IPR): The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Sikkim Shri P.S. Tamang(Golay) chaired a coordination meeting with the Investors, Industrialists, producers, stakeholders and eminent personalities from film industry at the Conference Hall of Tashiling Secretariat, this evening. The meeting, held on the sideline of Global Cinema Festival 2020 that was inaugurated today, was also attended by the Hon’ble Minister, Information and Public Relations Shri Lok Nath Sharma, Chief Secretary Government of Sikkim Shri SC Gupta, Additional Chief Secretary Shri GP Upadhyaya, Secretaries, Heads of the Departments, President of Film Federation of India, and representatives from industrial sector.
The Chief Minister Shri P. S. Tamang expressed his heartiest gratitude to all the participants for making it convenient to attend the meeting and Global Cinema Festival 2020 all the way from various parts of India and abroad.
The Chief Minister Shri Tamang touched upon newly released film policy of Sikkim and urged the investors to promote Sikkim with at least 70% of film shooting in the state to be entitled for financial support of Rupees One Crore from the state government. Further he articulated to promote the Himalayan state of Sikkim to attract more filmmakers across the globe.
He also outlined strategic developmental programme along with the planning of tunneling to connect all districts for the convenience in transport system in near future.
Participants wholeheartedly applauded the state of Sikkim and its diversified potential and wide scope for film making and also suggested to create awareness about its beauty across the world to attract filmmakers.
Investors, Industrialists and the producers introduced about their impressive spheres of experiences and achievements and expressed their interest to explore Sikkim as shooting destination.
The Chief Secretary Shri SC Gupta assured that the state government has duly noted all suggestions, ideas, Information and interventions of all participants and anticipated the inputs would be effective and useful for future perspectives in film making.