Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha inaugurated Multipurpose Cinema Halls at Pulwama and Shopian districts.
“Today is a historic day for J&K UT. Multipurpose Cinema Halls at Pulwama and Shopian will offer facilities ranging from movie screening, infotainment and skilling of youth”, said the Lt Governor.
Students, Youth and people from all walks of life gathered at the new Multipurpose Cinema Halls at Drussu Pulwama and MC Shopian to witness the event. Establishment of Cinemas at District Headquarters has been undertaken by the Government's Mission Youth Department in collaboration with the district administration. Cinema Halls in Anantnag, Srinagar, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Doda, Rajouri, Poonch, Kishtwar and Reasi will be inaugurated soon.
The Lt Governor dedicated the multipurpose cinema halls of Pulwama and Shopian to the people, especially the younger generation of Kashmir who have waited for a long time for this moment.
The Lt Governor shared the government’s vision to establish similar Multipurpose Cinema Halls in every district of the UT under Mission Youth.
Cinema is a powerful creative medium which reflects culture, values and aspirations of the people. It opens the door to the world of knowledge, new discoveries, enables people to get a better understanding of each-other’s culture, observed the Lt Governor.
J&K has a long association with the world of cinema. The new film policy and facilities created has once again made J&K the favourite shooting destination and brought back the golden era of film-making in the UT, the Lt Governor said.
With the support of Mission Youth, District Administration, Jadooz Group and the society, I am confident the timeless creativity offered by Cinema will be appreciated across generations, added the Lt Governor.
Cinema has played a huge role in social change in our country; giving us role models, inspiring us to work for the society and for the nation, the Lt Governor further added.
Reiterating the Government's commitment to make the youth empowered, the Lt Governor said, the government is ensuring that the talented youth of J&K get the right platform and modern facilities for education and skill development.
The new cinema halls will generate employment for locals and also provide a vibrant space for training of youth and seminars.
Ms Bilqeesa Jan, DDC Chairperson, Shopian; Sh Pandurang K Pole, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir; Sh Vijay Kumar, ADGP Kashmir; Sh Abdul Jabbar, DIG; Sh Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, CEO Mission Youth; Sh Sachin Kumar Vaishya, Deputy Commissioner Shopian; Sh Baseer-ul-Haq Chaudhary, Deputy Commissioner Pulwama, besides senior officials of civil administration and police department and people in large numbers were present on the occasion.