DHEMAJI, Dec 12 - The results of the 39th edition of the All Assam Padmanath Gohain Boruah memorial one-act play competition held at Dhemaji Public Auditorium with a two-day programme were announced recently. A total of 13 one-act play groups from different places of State participated in the competition.
The competition was formally inaugurated by Dr Ranoj Pegu, MLA, Dhemaji LAC. The inaugural ceremony was attended by several dignitaries including dramatists Sewabrat Boruah, Nazim Ahmed, retired princiapal Mahendra Nath Konwar and a veteran cultural and retired high school teacher Kanthi Borgohain. The ceremony conducted by Bhabishya Dihingia, president of the organising committee was initiated by Paban Boruah, secretary of the organising comittee. In the ceremony, Natya Praggya, the magazine of the one-act play competition was released by noted playwright and director Bhaba Pujari. In his speech, Pujari lauded the attempt of the organisers for keeping the continuty of the competition intact till the the 39 edition and hoped that it would always be creating a suitable stage for drama at Dhemaji.
In the competition, Octopus, performed byTheatre Guwach Forum of Dhemaji was adjudged as the best play group while Duthengia Sadhu performed by The Rebel (Kalabari) and Moi Raja Nahaon, performed by Panchajanya (Dhemaji) were adjudged senond and third best play groups respectively. Likewise, the experimental drama award was given to play Badhyabhumit Emuthi Jonak performed by Nataraj Natyagosthi of Jorhat.
Udipta Borpatra Gohain who acted in the play Octopus was adjudged as best actor, Bulen Borgohain (play Moi Raja Nahaon), was adjudged as second best actor and Bijoy Sankar Saikia (play Jetia Sandhya Name), Nagaon was adjudged as the third best actor.
Chayanika Bora (play Jetia Sandhya Name) was adjudged as best actress while Bandana Sarma (Ayodhya Bijoy), Bihpuria and Ajanta Bora (Gadhuli Gopal), Biswanath Chariali were adjudged as second and third best actresses.
Rupantar Borpatra Gohain, director of Octopus was adjudged as best director, Rupam Buragohain, director of the play Moi Raja Nahaon as second best director and Debashis Boruah, director of the play Duthengia Sadhu as third best director.
The other results of the competition are � best comedian actor Rintu Bora (Jetia Sandhya Name), best child actress Bidisha Sarma (Duthengia Sadhu), best music director Manoranjan Bora (Nataraj Natyagosthi, Jorhat).
Kishore Tahbildar, playwright of the play Murkhar Bakasto, played by Natabihanga, Guwahati bagged the best script award, Jayanta Saikia, playwright of the play Bhok, staged by LCV Science College, Lakhimpur bagged the second best script award and the playwright of the play Duthengia Sadhu, Debashis Boruah got third best script award in competition.