India has bright prospects in animation industry: Soni

September 17th, 2011 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS  

Ambika Soni Kolkata, Sep 16 (IANS) The animation industry in India is poised to be a major money spinner, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni said Friday and advised students of the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) to take up studies on animation and production management.

“Any institute which ceases to be resilient… I think there will be question marks on how successful that institute will be considered by the succeeding generation. It is always good to innovate,” said Soni addressing the convocation at the institute.

“Don’t think that animation is just a dilution or production course is not something worthwhile. Study a little deeper look beyond your institute to the outside world. Billions and billions of dollars are going to be earned by this particular industry,” she said.

Soni added that she feels that animation industry is going to be the next big thing after IT industry and the country can also have a lion share in this sector.

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