SMVDU Katra, 16th March 2019. Ten-day specialised acting training workshop came to an end at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), Katra. The workshop was the first under the series “The Need for Right Training”, which is an initiative by Sangeet Natak Academy, New Delhi (Ministry of Culture), GoI, to reach out across the nation and provide the trainees with the world class training in acting. During the workshop the aspiring actors, mostly B. Tech. students of the university, got a real life exposure to acting.
The workshop was conducted by Mr. Vikram Sharma, an internationally trained actor and trainer, also a visiting faculty at the prestigious National School of Drama, New Delhi. More than 25 students were trained in the workshop out of 60- 70 applications. The final day witnessed a valedictory ceremony where all the participants were awarded with certificates of participation. The students of the workshop also shared their views about training, they said that this workshop would help them immensely in understanding the actor’s process of self exploration. The workshop was organised by Mr. Gaurav Jamwal and convened by Mr. Sumanta S. Sharma, President, Board of Cultural Activities at SMVDU. Mr. Sharma expressed his gratitude to Dr. Sanjeev Jain, Vice-Chancellor, SMVDU, for motivating them for organising such events. Further, Dr. Sanjeev Jain said that extra-curricular events were part and parcel of outcome based education system, and a good institute must take care of the holistic development of their students.