CHENNAI: Minister for Information and Special Programe Implementation, KT Rajenthra Balaji, announced on Thursday that news reel bulletins of former Chief Ministers CN Annadurai and MG Ramachandran and Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa available with the Tamil Nadu Films Division would be digitised.
In the demand for grants for his department in the Assembly, he said digitisation would cost Rs 75 lakh. Photo negatives of the three leaders would also be digitised at a cost of Rs 15.89 lakh and old newspapers with reference section would also be digitised.
He added that the preview theatre in the MGR Govt. Film and Television Training Institute would be modernised and a new course on Animation and Visual Effect would be started. The infrastructure for this course would be established in the current year and students would be admitted for the course from the next academic year (2013-14).
To help Tamil Nadu Films Division to telecast important functions of the State government live, equipment (Live Back Bag) would be purchased at a cost of `18 lakh.
He added that notifications for change of names given by transgenders would be published in the government gazette free of cost.