Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Prashant Rasaily felicitated by Sikkim Filmmakers and Artist Society

GANGTOK, May 12: Prashant Rasaily, the first runner up of the television reality show “Gateway to Hollywood” was felicitated in glittering function held at Nepali Sahitya Parishad Bhawan here today.
The ceremony was organized by the Sikkim Filmmakers and Artist Society for his landmark achievement in the show.
Shyam Pradhan, a film maker based in Sikkim and Chandra Prakash Ghimirey, a cinematographer also from Sikkim chaired the occasion as the chief guest and guest of honour respectively.
Prashant was felicitated with a citation, shawl and a memento.
Expressing his gratitude towards the Association, Prashant said he was touched with the gesture and the support that he received from the people of Sikkim.
The young director said that there are very talented youths in Sikkim who are in desperate need for proper guidance and mentoring, especially in the area of filmmaking. He further expressed his desire to make a film on Sikkim for which he sought the support of the people.
In his address, the chief guest said that the State had a long way to go in the field of filmmaking. However, the success story young talents like Prashant had paved the way for aspiring filmmakers of the State.
The occasion also witnessed screening of the Prashant’s entry film for Gateway, “Mother” and his final submission “Children of light.”