New Delhi (Uttam Hindu News): Senior journalist and columnist Anant Vijay’s book ‘Over the Top’ published by Prabhat Prakashan was launched on Friday evening in the auditorium of Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts. Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s All India Publicity Chief Sunil Ambekar, Cabinet Minister Anurag Thakur, Indira Gandhi Kala Kendra Member Secretary Prof. Sachchidanand Joshi, besides a large number of people associated with literature and media were present in the program.
The book ‘Over the Top OTT’ was launched by Sunil Ambekar, while Professor Sachchidanand Joshi was present as the chief guest in the program along with Union Information and Broadcasting and Youth and Sports Minister Anurag Thakur as a special guest.
Speaking on the occasion, Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur on Friday said that instead of criticizing OTT platforms, efforts should be made to bring them on the right path and use them to take Indian stories, culture and traditions to the world audience. should go.
Anurag Thakur further said that he is in favor of self-regulation of OTT. The government wants that when the limitations in the field of content have been eliminated, then India’s media industry has stronger chances of becoming a global leader. Thakur also clarified that the government will not come in the way of creativity in content creation, but will adopt a zero tolerance approach towards it. Because under the guise of creativity something else is presented.
Anurag Thakur said that platforms like OTT and YouTube have provided a huge opportunity for content creators in the country to take Indian stories, culture and tradition to different corners of the world. In such a situation, instead of criticizing it, we should try to bring such platforms on the right path.
He said there is a need to include OTT platforms so that Indian content can be taken across the world. “I look at it in a positive way,” he said. We have to end their wrong practices and ensure that we convey the voice of India to the world through good content.
The minister said the government has encouraged self-regulation for OTT platforms but has not hesitated to act on complaints of inappropriate content. In the name of self regulation, if you display nudity, hate speech, we have taken strict action in the past and will not hesitate to do so in future also.
While releasing the book, RSS leader Sunil Ambekar also advocated encouraging start-ups in the entertainment sector and protection against the creation of monopoly in this sector. Ambekar said OTT platforms have provided avenues to showcase India’s diversity and also created opportunities for the youth.
These platforms have presented a good opportunity for us. We should not misuse it. Some people have a tendency to emphasize shortcomings to such an extent that they close up shop. Similar things happened with mills in Mumbai and industry in Kolkata.