GUWAHATI, Feb 20 � The 5th Singhapurush Radha Govinda Baruah full length drama festival will kick off on February 24 at Rabindra Bhawan here.
Held annually by the socio cultural organization Jyotirupa to highlight the life and contribution of the architect of modern Assam Radha Govinda Baruah, particularly his leaning towards culture, this festival has been entertaining theatre lovers to meaningful plays over the years.
Addressing media persons here on Wednesday, functionaries of Jyotirupa, its general secretary Naren Hazarika and working president Dilip Baruah said that this festival has always retained its tradition of introducing theatre lovers to plays that have a social message.
The five-day fiesta will open with Saponar Ghar written by Krishna Bhuyan and directed by Tapan Bikash.
�Jyotirupa has been promoting the amateur theatre groups and providing a platform to these groups to showcase their skill and creativity,� said Naren Hazarika.
The shows will begin at 6 pm every day. There is no entry fee for the theatre lovers and the organizers have requested the Guwahatians to enjoy all the plays, each revolving on a issue pertinent to the welfare of the society.
Koina Konda Sil will be staged on February 25 by Rangalay, Puranigudam. This play is scripted and directed by Mrinal Kumar Bora and has a mythological touch to it. Masor Telere Mas, directed by Biswajit Oja, will be presented on February 26. On February 27, Bastav-Abastav will be presented by Lachit Sangha, Guwahati. This play is scripted and directed by Sambhu Gupta.
On the last day of the festival, Natyabhumi of Tripura is going to present Moneybag. This is also a social play in Bengali.
It needs to be mentioned here that several of the plays that will be staged at the festival have already received accolades outside the State.
On the other hand, the organizers also made an appeal to the government to make Rabindra Bhawan free for those organizations and groups that are not into commercial gains but are truly into promoting art and culture.