Workshop for Jail inmates
Workshop for Jail inmates

Sharmila Mishra

IN the first of its kind initiative, a workshop on filmmaking and theatre arts which was conducted in September 2012 at Jaipur Central Jail has been recognized by Limca Book of Records.

Speaking to ABI Pramod Kumar Sharma, jail Superintendent, Jaipur confirmed saying, “I am very happy that our workshop enters in “Limca Book of Records.”

Mumbai based film director and writer Sanjeev Sharma conducted the workshop with generous support of then Director General (Jail) Shri Omendra Bhardwaj which was the first workshop its kind in the history of Indian Jails.

As many as 22 inmates of Jaipur Central Jail took part in this extensive 2-days workshop during which they were imparted with the knowledge of various skills associated with Filmmaking and How to Put Up a Play.

On the first day of the workshop, the inmates were educated about various departments involved in filmmaking and how the films are made while coordinating every department. The inmates were also given knowledge of techniques of Acting and Camera on day 1.

On the second day, the inmates learned the craft of putting up a play. In the intense session, Sanjeev Sharma educated the inmates about the basic skills of Theatre Arts, Stage Designing, Costumes and acting.

While interacting with our representative, Sanjeev Sharma said “I am truly grateful to Omendra Bhardwaj ji for giving me this wonderful opportunity.” He further added “The enthusiasm of the inmates was quite remarkable and it was a completely new experience for me. I would love to conduct more of such workshops across India to help our fellow citizens in moving on with their lives.”

Apart from this, Sanjeev Sharma has also conducted two workshops for South Western Command of Indian Army at HQ South West Command,  Jaipur. Both of these workshops were a huge success and had very active and enthusiastic participation from Soldiers & Officers of Indian Army.

Sanjeev Sharma has now founded “Ronkel – Media Education & Research Institute” in Andheri Suburb of Mumbai to provide the best possible education related to Media and Entertainment sector.

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