Trivandrum: First ever association for AVGC (Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming & Comics) sector in Kerala launched. The launch event of Society of AVGC Institutions in Kerala (SAIK) was held in Maurya Rajadhani, Trivandrum on International Animation Day, 28th of October, Monday. M Siva Sankar IAS, Secretary IT, Government of Kerala initiated the launch of SAIK. Sasi PM, CEO of Technopark, released the logo and Director Madhupal felicitated the gathering. SAIK is a not for profit organization established with an objective of creating a business collective of small, medium and big sized studios engaged in AVGC across Kerala for all information and needs related to the sector. The society aims to accomplish Kerala as a powerhouse of AVGC sector and to promote Kerala AVGC as an important hub- destination in the global map.
Speaking at the launch M Siva Sankar IAS, Secretary IT, Government of Kerala said, ‘Formation of SAIK is very significant as it is for the first time, organisations and institutions related to AVGC sector collaborate to promote and recognise the potential of the sector. The industry is one of a kind and undoubtedly have the advantage of being the market leaders by promoting Kerala as a region providing competent human resources. He added, the government will certainly facilitate SAIK to achieve the sectors deserved position in global map.
“We believe SAIK is the need of the hour for the creative community in Kerala. We have always been proud that this state has produced some of the best techno-creative talents in the country, however there was no full-fledged organisation working towards nurturing these talents and studios to grow into their full potential. SAIK was formed with the purpose of bridging this gap and ensuring that Kerala-based studios and talents have a collective voice as well as access to resources and opportunities. We believe the efforts of SAIK along with the Kerala government’s support will also ensure that Kerala is recognised as a leading techno-creative hub on the global map”, says Jayakumar P, President of SAIK.