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Singhapurush RG Baruah drama fest

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Feb 21 � The 6th Singhapurush Radha Govinda Baruah Memorial full-length drama festival that will kick off on February 24 at the Rabindra Bhawan here will introduce theatre lovers to the experimentations and thematic variations of theatre movement in other States.

This festival, an annual feature in the activity calendar of socio-cultural organization Jyotirupa, apart from emphasizing on promoting meaningful plays that can contribute towards ushering the positive changes in the society has also been providing a taste of theatre from neighbouring States to the Guwahatians. This year, two groups from Manipur and Kolkata will stage their plays during the festival.

Addressing mediapersons at the Guwahati Press Club today, functionaries of Jyotirupa, its general secretary Naren Hazarika, working president Dilip Baruah and vice president Dr Roman Sarma said that theatre without purpose will not serve the interests of the society. �We have always stressed on plays that highlight the issues of the society and we feel proud that we have succeeded in creating an audience that has a leaning towards meaningful plays.�

The five-day fiesta this year too will bring a bouquet of selected plays and every day, the show will begin at 6 pm. The festival will be inaugurated by noted theatre personality Dulal Roy.

Two plays Jupurit Jonak and Astachalar Banhi will be presented on the first day of the festival. It needs to be mentioned here that these two plays had won prizes at the 35th Jyotirupa North East One Act Play Competition. According to the organisers, presentation of the award winning one-act plays will motivate the amateur theatre groups in the State.

On the second day, play Lachit, on the third day Andharat Jonakir Jilmil, on the fourth day Rajashree Bhagyachandra and on the concluding day Sabjanta will be staged.

Calling upon all theatre lovers to extend their support to its mission of promoting meaningful plays, Jyotirupa functionaries informed that entry to all the shows, including to the shows to be performed by the outside groups, is free.

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