The lights of PRAGJYOTISH further enlightened at Itanagar
Itanagar, March 3:The 3rd round of theatre festival of PRAGJYOTISH -2020 have started in Itanagar. After Guwahati & Agartala the team is all set to give a grand theatrical experience to the audience of Agartala with 5 different plays.
The inaugural function for PRAGJYOTISH kick started at the Siddhartha Vihar Hall with a folk performance. Dignitaries present on the occasion include Chief Guest Er. Taba Tedir, Hon’ble Minister of Culture, Education & DIA, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh and Guest of Honour Shri. Opak Gao, Additional Secretary cum Director Art & Culture, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh. NSD faculty member, Assistant Professor Mr. Dipankar Paul was also present at the event.
Present at the venue Mr. Dipankar Paul welcomed the guest at the inauguration ceremony and also expressed his gratitude for the dignitaries present at the event.
After efficaciously initiating the ceremony in Guwahati & Agartala NSD is now taking this ahead in Itanagar. The idea behind the event is to reach out to a much wider set of audiences with works from regional theatre with the aim to highlight the position of theatre and plays and endorse the culture & motivating various art forms.
Chief Guest Er. Taba Tedir, present at the event said “National School of Drama has been setting a benchmark by showcasing & introducing probably the best works in theatre everywhere throughout the nation. This is an inspirational perspective for the present generation to look into theatre as a professional aspect. Stages like PRAGJYOTISH will help the locals to have an access to theatre.”
Guest of Honour Shri. Opak Gao, who was present at the event said “National School of drama has been giving a platform to the aspiring actors from many years. The theatre festivals like PRAGJYOTISH at regional level will definitely act as a bridge for the aspiring people from the remote locations to reach out to the Institution like NSD. It definitely acts as a connect to theatre. ”
Echoing his thoughts Dr.Arjun Deo Charan, Acting Chairman, NSD said “Theatre aims at uniting individuals and subsequently, we have spread the celebration to endorse theatre at a regional level with the goal to reach out increasing number of individuals. Pragjyotish will be an effective celebration drawing in a ton of crowd and we trust a comparative run for the current year as well."
Enunciating about the festival, Prof. Suresh Sharma, Director In-charge, National School of Drama (NSD), said, “The festival will provide focuses on providing an engaging audience experience. National School of Drama has been organizing the theatre fiesta in North east since so long, earlier it was known as ‘Purvotar Natya Samaroh’ but keeping in mind the ancient name of the North east region we have renamed the festival as PRAGJYOTISH.”
Besides the plays which will be staged every evening, the campus will be abuzz with allied performance which will include traditional dance and folk performances.