Convocation Ceremony of GKFTII 2019
Apr 20, 2019 GKFTII
The fifth convocation ceremony of Gulshan Kumar Film & Television Institute of India was presided over bythe renownedveteran character actor Mr Abhijit Lahiri of ‘Balika Vadhu’ fame. An alumni of National School of Drama, he made big name with films like ‘Ganga Jal’, ‘Mangal Pandey’ and worked with ‘A’ grade production houses of Mumbai apart from well-known TV serials. The veteran actor was much impressed by students, teachers and facilities at GKFTII. Mr Lahiri was astonished to see so much passion in everyone for doing some good work.
The valedictory ceremony had striking resemblances with the closing ceremony of Olympic games. Though both are not connected even in the remotest of the sense, yet the emotional quotient of the participating students struck very similar chord. Three months to one year of intense grueling sessions and learning together had drawn the students closer. After the conclusion of the classroom and practical studio training schedules, students spent intense brain storming sessions all through the pre-production stages. Making student films together bonded them for life. Many future production teams had shaped here and therefore the valedictory ceremony along with joy also set in the pangs of separation. The joy of moving to next level of professional field was blissful as they were loaded with knowledge, expertise in technical skills and tons of ideas full of ingenuity. The training had developed self-confidence and taught them to believe in themselves, a must for the film and media industry professionals.
Before the distribution of the prestigious Diploma certificates, the students in the brief oath taking ceremony took the pledge to be responsible towards the profession and the society at large. The chief guest was touched and appreciated the gesture. Keeping the morale of the students very high, Prof Kalyan Sakar, Dean, GKFTII conducted the program with great enthusiasm and was instrumental in bringing itto stupendous success. He reminded the students that there is always a room at the top and students must aspire for that position. However, to retain that top position for long, one has to be a good human being with high moral fibre. Otherwise success has short shelf life!
Mr Abhijit Lahiri emphasized on learning our own culture before setting out for recognition of any kind. He also highlighted the basic differences between the stars and actors. He advised students not to lose hope and despair in the rainy season…patience is required in abundance in those troubled times. He conducted an interactive workshop with the students later. Dr Deepti Trivedi, Vice President, GKFTII & TSA congratulated the students and asked them to stay connected with the institution for any future guidance. Dr Priyanka Sharma, Dean, Fashion, asked students never to limit their horizon as sky is the limit in this field.
The Director Mr Hitesh Ralhan, asked the students to be ready for the opportunities knocking at the door. Although the existence of hardship cannot be denied, yet along with it opportunities come from all quarters. Mr Nikhil Kumar and Ms Tanishka Behl, students of TSA, were felicitated by the Director, Mr Hitesh Ralhan for earning great laurels in the field of music..
Madam Sudesh Kumari, Director, GKFTII, sent her blessings from Mumbai for all the students and asked the Dean to convey her appreciation to the teachers and staff for the good work done. She reassured her full support for this great endeavor in shaping the destiny of the students.
Prof Mansoor Naqvi, Associate Dean, formally concluded the colorful program by paying the vote of thanks to the dignitaries in his versatile poetic style.