GUWAHATI, June 27 - With renewed vigour, the Kamrup Natya Samiti has decided to launch several initiatives to carry forward the cultural legacy of the Kumar Bhaskar Natya Mandir.
Other than planning a cultural calendar to streamline the programmes, the Samiti is also preparing to create a corpus fund for sustenance of its new projects.
The new executive committee of the Natya Samiti for the year 2017-18 under its president and veteran social activist Dhiren Baruah has decided to stage at least three quality full-length plays at the Kumar Bhaskar Natya Mandir, Uzan Bazar.
�Kumar Bhaskar Natya Mandir has a legacy of its own and the Natya Samiti�s initiative is to make it a thriving centre of cultural congregation through revival of its glory and also by offering some quality choices to the discerning audience,� Samiti president Dhiren Baruah told The Assam Tribune.
Talks are on with theatre activist Avinash Sarma to stage a full-length play at the Kumar Bhaskar Natya Mandir in September this year during Mahalaya, ahead of Durga Puja. The tentative date of staging the play is September 16.
Moreover, a fixed fund of Rs 20 lakh would be created to sustain the new initiatives of the Samiti, for which it has sought the help of culture-loving people of the State.
�Keeping the contributions of Atul Chandra Hazarika, Prabin Phukan, Lakshyadhar Choudhury, Tilak Das, Sarbeswar Chakrabarty, Anandiram Das, Shaila Barua, Kamal Narayan Choudhury, Shashi Goswami and Mowajin Ali in mind, we want to march ahead for coordinating the cultural activities of present times,� Baruah added.
The Samiti is also planning to organise programmes of modern songs, children�s plays, Dhrupadi Sangeet, etc., at the Natya Mandir.