The former Vice Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia Shahid Mahdi proposed that public broadcasting system without the funding support from the govt should be created in India as a civil society initiative. He was formally inaugurating the 62nd Festival of Short Digital Films of the students of Asian Academy of Film & TV. Lamenting that documentaries are not finding rewards and outlets in the country he said that the viewers need better television and not more television. Reacting to the suggestion from Shahid Mahdi, Director of the Academy Prof Sandeep Marwah announced that AAFT Public Broadcasting System would soon be added to the AAFT Community Radio Project. The former bureaucrat Deo Dutt, noted cardiologist Dr K.K. Aggarwal, film & TV director Gurbir Grewal well known film and television producer Prasan Sinha, CEO of WeCare Foundation Satish Kapoor, Executive Producer of Doordarshan Rajiv Kumar, Philanthropist Satya Bhushan Jain and well known business person Vijay Khanna also shared their thoughts with the students on this occasion.