Gopi, in a Facebook post, noted: “Thank you Prime Minister of India, Home Minister of India and my friend Mr Anurag Singh Thakur, Minister for Information & Broadcasting.
“Had the first call for the invitation and confirmation on the Chairmanship of the Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute, Kolkata. I’m taking over charge with the assurance of the Minister that it is 100 per cent not an office of profit and not at all a salaried job and that I will still continue to carry all the liberties of a politician that I am in every front. So I will take charge as the Chairman as per instructions on the date and time suggested by the Central Information & Broadcasting Ministry. Wish me all the best, pray for me so that I add glitter to the name of the world-renowned Shakespeare of Indian films in the creative aspect.”
The Kolkata-based institute provides higher and professional education and technical expertise in the art and technique of film-making and television production. Gopi last year completed a term as a nominated member in the Rajya Sabha. He started moving close to the BJP ever since he was invited by Prime Minister Modi for his swearing-in ceremony in 2014.
–Ajit Weekly News
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