The Film and Television Institute has set up a replica of the Raj Ghat, a memorial in New Delhi dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi at Law College Road in view of Gandhi’s 150 birth anniversary.

To pay our respect to the father of the nation, Humanities students of Delhi Public School, Pune along with their history faculty visited the site on 30th Jauary,2019 (Martyrdom Day) The installation of Raj Ghat featured a replica of the spot where Gandhi’s mortal remains were cremated on 31st January,1948. The words ‘Hey Ram’ was inscribed on the memorial in the Devanagari script. The original memorial at New Delhi was designed by Vanu Bhuta ad his national shrine was bestowed with several awards for his architectural design.

This memorial at F.T.I.I. has been conceptualised by the Department of Art Direction and Production Design. The black marble platform, which marks the spot of Gandhi’s cremation, a day after his assassination on January 30, 1948, has been replicated here. Through this, FTII pays tribute to the Mahatma and his timeless message of truth, non-violence, mutual respect and social justice,” said Bhupendra Kainthola, Director, FTII Pune, while opening the memorial to the public. The monument will be on public display till February 28.

Our students showered flower petals and kept a minute silence at the spot, remembering the great personality and his contribution towards our nation. The students of Delhi Public School were shown various departments of the Institute by the outreach Manager Mr. Milind Joshi and his team. The students were explained how films are made, folly sound, cinematography and later also taken to Prabhat studio.  Various aspects of film making were explained in detail to every child. Today FTII, is considered a centre of excellence across the world. Films made by the students of the institute have enjoyed excellent reception in festivals in India and abroad and have gone on to win National and International awards. The alumni of the FTI have left an indelible imprint across all facets of Indian Cinema and television and have built an excellent reputation in its allied industries.

Added on: 30 Jan 2019

Published by: School Admin