Gangtok, November 25(IPR): Chief Secretary Shri S.C. Gupta chaired a meeting regarding Sikkim Film Policy 2021 today at Tashiling Secretariat.
The Chief Secretary said that the main focus should be on how to execute the Policy during Pre and post-shooting schedules. He further inquired about the assistance that will be provided by the Sikkim Film Promotion Board in certain areas. He said that the Board should be like an umbrella organisation depending on the resources available with all the categories defined specifically.
The Chief Secretary further said that the Board should promote local cinema too with the infrastructure and to provide hands-on access to websites for talent pool and all the shooting destinations.
A detailed presentation of the draft of the Sikkim Film Policy 2021 was presented by Director, IPR Department, Smt Benu Gurung wherein she threw light on various aspects about the management and implementation.
The meeting also reviewed the Film Policy of 2020 with the allied departments and stakeholders and after a series of detailed discussions additional issues were incorporated to make it more accessible and feasible for the filmmakers to come and invest in Sikkim.
The meeting was attended by Principal Secretary, Home Department, Shri R. Telang, Chairperson, Sikkim Film Promotion Board, Ms Pooja Sharma along with Heads of Departments and representatives of the allied Departments.
The meeting concluded with a vote of thanks proposed by the Joint Director (Films), IPR Department, Shri Bishal Khawas.