Large number of feature and non-feature films, our cultural legacy, is in danger of being permanently lost for want of inadequate preservation. The government is launching a ‘National Film Heritage Mission’ to embark upon conservation, restoration and preservation of this rare heritage,” said the minister at the event as per the Assocham's statement.
He said that in the field of animation, the next frontier efforts at imparting job skills have been few and far in between. The government is setting, in 12th plan five year plan, a “National Center for Excellence in Animation, Gaming and Special Effects” to address the needs of this sector.
Uday Kumar Varma, Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said the piracy of films and music is a major concern, for it not only denies film artist and producers their legitimate share of revenue from sales, the money generated is also known to fund anti-national activities. He said that the government is not only initiating a concerted anti-piracy initiative through audio-visual campaigns but evolving best practices, also to sensitize our youth.
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