Wales chief of trade leaves a trail of memories

A high powered delegation of the Wales government; Welsch Assembly lead by its Chief of Trade and Head of Creative Business, Rob Thomas recently visited the Marwah Film & Video Studios, Asian School of Media Studies and the Asian Academy of Film & Television situated in Film City in Noida.Rob Thomas was accmpanied by his deputy Ms Allison Dowzell, Development Manager and Aslesha Khandeparkar, Vice President (India) and Anusheel Basudev, Partner( North India : IBW) during the three day entourage. The visit was the outcome of Prof Sandeep Marwah’s continuing efforts to promote media education as well as the film, TV and media industry in general between the two countries.Rob held elaborate discussions with the faculty of ASMS & AAFT on various issues, including exchange programs for faculty and students of ASMS & AAFT and similar leading Media Management Universities/Institutes like the world renowned Cardiff in Wales. Sandeep Marwah also took an opportunity to have his latest state of art sound recording studio inaugurated by the distinguished chief guest from Wales on this occasion. As the Chairman of the Media and Entertainment Committee of the 102 year old PHD chamber of commerce and industry(PHDCCI), Sandeep also organized a special interactive exchange session of the Wales Chief of Trade and his team with the Chamber Secretary General, Krishan Kant Kalra at the PHDCCI premises.For the students of cinema at AAFT, the visit proved to be a great inspiration with Rob Thomas himself so kindly agreeing to launch shooting of 24 short digital films under the direction of renowned Bollywood director Ashok Tyagi. Mahurat shots for all these films were given by Allison Dowzell. Others felicitating the distinguished guests on behalf of ASMS & AAFT included Prof Harsh Wardhan, Prof Satish Garg, Prof Suresh Jangida, Prof T S Bedi and Chief Proctor, Gyanendra Tiwari. The Chief Guest was also honoured with a life time membership of the prestigious International Film & TV Research Center