The Media & Entertainment Skill Council of India Elects Veteran Filmmaker Subhash Ghai as the Chairman

Mumbai 2nd July, 2018: From the time of its inception in 2012, MESC has strived to create a robust and vibrant eco-system to provide quality vocational education and develop a distinct skill set in Media & Entertainment domain in the country.

Upholding the vision of enhancing its capabilities, the Governing Council of MESC, India elected filmmaker Subhash Ghai as its new Chairman. Subhash Ghai's valuable knowledge and experience in honing talent would be crucial at a time when MESC is required to create 11.74 lakhs skilled workforce by 2022 and contribute to the National Skill Mission of creating 500 million skilled workforces.

Fondly conferred as the 'showman' of the millennium, over the years Ghai's contribution to the Indian cinema has been notable. He has not only entertained the audience with his blockbusters but also educated them by throwing light on social issues through his creative content and outstanding story-telling skills. To provide top quality education to the talented aspirants who aim to make a mark in the industry, the veteran filmmaker also founded Whistling Woods International, Asia's premier Film, Communication and Creative Arts Institute.

The zeal, dedication, and persistence that Subhash Ghai has projected for his work have been applauded by many including the members of MESC. Through his expertise in the sector, MESC envisions to solve skill development challenges, which includes a huge supply-demand gap in terms of both the quality and quantity of workforce.

In his first Governing Council meeting of the MESC as the Chairman, Ghai addressed the members about the responsibilities he would behold for the benefit of the organization.

Sharing his views for the betterment of the entire Media & Entertainment ecosystem he said, "I believe for a skilled India, major emphasis needs to be put on the quality of training provided to the trainees. It is the need of the hour and collaboratively working with the members of MESC for the same is on my top-most priority."

The members of the MESC felicitated Chairman - Subhash Ghai with a token of gratitude; with this, the meeting commenced its end. As a final address to the members, Ghai said, "I am extremely honoured to be elected as the Chairman of Media & Entertainment Skill Council under the Ministry of Skill Development. Along with the members of the organisation, I aim to passionately work towards building a skilled workforce for our country and effectively solving the skill development challenges that come our way."