GUWAHATI, Jan 27 � The 36th Jyotirupa North East One Act Play Competition 2015 was kicked off today at the Rabindra Bhawan here. The initiative of socio-cultural organisation Jyotirupa which has emerged as a platform for amateur theatre groups to showcase their talents was lauded by cultural activist Badal Das, who inaugurated the contest.
Delivering the inaugural address after lighting the ceremonial lamp, Das highly appreciated the endeavour of Jyotirupa and said that this contest has been a launching pad for many renowned actors of the State. While commenting on the theatre movement in Assam, Das said that Jyotirupa has made considerable contributions towards the theatre movement with its consistency and dedication.
�I need to express my appreciation for the organisers for continuing with this competition despite the challenges. This contest has been able to bring out the creative aspect of many and many more have been in the limelight now because of this contest,� said Das, calling upon all the participating groups to take theatre as a mission.
It needs to be mentioned here that this contest over the years has been able to attract the participation of many amateur theatre groups thus adding a momentum to the theatre movement in the State. According to the organisers, the contest apart from giving the audience a glimpse into the issues of the society has introduced theatre lovers to new experimentations in the field of theatre.
Das said that theatre is not only a source of entertainment but it is a medium to educate man. �Theatre mirrors the society and life. Theatre has a significant role in highlighting the problems of the society,� he said emphasizing that theatre should also take a critical look at society and show the right direction.
On the other hand, Das said that it is important now to bring a creative revolution in the State through the medium of theatre. He also released the souvenir of Jyotirupa on the occasion.
Earlier, editor of The Assam Tribune PG Baruah who is also the president of Jyotirupa, felicitated Das.