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Reliance Animation CEO Ashish Kulkarni conferred with Honorary Doctorate in Kuala Lampur
Posted By : Animation Galaxy At 22-08-2013 00:04:29
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Mr. Ashish Kulkarni, CEO Reliance Animation & Reliance AIMS has been honored with an “Honorary Doctorate in Business Management” for his dedicated work in the field of Animation and effort to build an ecosystem for the animation, gaming, visual effects and comics (AVGC) sector in India, placing India on the global map. This honorary Doctorate was conferred upon him by the “Open International University of Complementary Medicines", Colombo, at its 51st “Honorary Doctorate Convocation Function” in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on the 25th of June 2013. This honorary doctorate is awarded to selected achievers from across the globe who have excelled and performed exceptionally well in their fields such as education, medicine, industry, religion, art & literature, astrology, vastu science, social service, architecture and construction etc.
Ashish SK has pioneered the cause of creating successful original Indian IPs like the feature film Krishna aur Kans, animated TV series such as Little Krishna and Shaktimaan, BIG Bees and the award winning short film The Bad Egg etc. to name a few. The focus point of Ashish SK's work and effort is bringing traditional artists to mainstream animation and reviving old Indian art and folk forms through the new era digital content delivery formats.
On this momentous occasion, Ashish SK would like to humbly thank all the stakeholders, investors, artists, technicians, AVGC leadership, education providers, overseas studios, industry bodies such as FICCI, MCCIA, NASCOM, ABAI, TASI, ASIFA & Animation Xpress, and supporters of the AVGC industry in its journey so far and mission to build India as an AVGC superpower. He sincerely appeals to the universities and educational institutions for recognizing the importance of artistic creative and performing arts streams and placing them at par with engineering, medical, chartered accountancy and legal streams.
A true believer in creating original content, Ashish SK further explains how he deems the creators of “Chotta Bheem” Arjun, Delhi Safari, Son’s of Rama, Keymon Ache, Motu Patlu, Pakdam Pakadi, Roll no.21, Toon Cricket, Ghtotkuch etc., in very high regard & congratulates them for building these character brands & icons out of India.
Presently, Ashish SK, under his capacity as co-chair of the FICCI Animation and Gaming forum and active council member of the Media and Entertainment Skills Council (MESC) formed by FICCI under the National Skills Development Council (NSDC) has mentored the teams along with Ernest & Young to build National Operating Standards (NOS) for the AVGC industry which are currently in the validation process. Ashish SK continues to strive towards establishing operating standards for each and every job function within the sub-sectors of the AVGC industry as he contemplates that it will help place India amongst the world’s best skills and media practices.
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