Convocation has deep significance in lives of both trainer and trainee.This event brings huge
satisfaction and happiness to the trainer when he can hear success stories of his disciples
while they follow the footsteps of their seniors. On the other hand, after having a grueling
stint in the packed curriculum of the academy, the students feel mesmerizedby the charm of
visualizing about stepping into their dream world and attaining their aspirations. With prayers
and blessings, Trainers set their students to sail as they are all geared up for the ‘D Day
Landing’ at our film line Normandy, the Mumbai Film Industry and the media industry.
Ms Nirvana Sawhney, alumnus of Lee Strasberg and a renowned international actress with several
hit films like Jalebi, Bin Kuch Kahey, etc. was the chief guest of the convocation ceremony. She
appreciated the efforts of GKFTII team for providing such wonderful facilities to students. She
was enthralled to see the enthusiasm and energy in them. Ms Nirvana Sawhney, giving a personal
touch to her short speech, disclosed that during her initial days she suffered heavily from
stage fear, which even caused black-outs on stage. With formal training, more and more exposure
and experience she had graduallygained confidence and was now in complete control of her
emotions. When asked about the secret of her success, she admitted humbly that the main driving
forces that brought success in her life was her honesty and sincerity.
The Dean of Gulshan Kumar Film & Television Institute of India,
GKFTII, Prof Kalyan Sarkarin his send-off address, reminded students the old
proverb that says “Man can climb to highest summit, but he cannot dwell there for
long” and brought out an analogy with being successful and being able to retain the
success in films industry. He further emphasized that these youngsters should foremost strive to
be good human beings and rest of the things in life will follow with adequate positive efforts.
At GKFTII the media training is a fusion of art with science with intermingling of traditional
methods with modern advancements. This home grown rich magic potion is the secret behind the
success of Gulshan Kumar Film & Television Institute of India in
such a small time.
This modest ceremony was organized for motivating and inspiring the One hundred and forty
students who successfully passed out with flying colors. Prof Kalyan Sarkar expressed
satisfaction in the training and thanked all the teachers and the supporting staff for bringing
out the latent talents of students in the surface, thus ensuring successful careers for these
new entrants to the media industry. As the students were brimming with confidence,Dr Deepti
Trivedi, the Vice President GKFTII mentioned that some students are bound to uplift the
bench-mark even higher. She congratulated the Dean and his very efficient team.