Some 11 children’s theatre troupes take part in it
BERHAMPUR: The three day Children’s Drama Festival concluded in the city on Sunday evening.
This multilingual children’s drama festival was organised by the children’s magazine ‘Sishubarta’. It was inaugurated on Friday, to coincide with the World Theater Day.
Eleven children’s theater troupes took part in this special drama festival. The plays were enacted at the ‘Bhanja Mandap’ of Jatiya Sangeet Kala Kendra in the city. Only children under the age of 14 were allowed to participate in the drama festival.
The highlight of the concluding session of the festival, were ‘Adhunika Ramayana’ and ‘Stop That’. Children from the Rudhapadar residential school near Bhanjanagar enacted ‘Adhinika Ramayana’ ,which was satire on the changing family values in modern society. The other play ‘Stop That’ was by the students of a school from Gouduni village. It was a play to build up public awareness against common social problems like ‘public defecation’.
Other worth mention plays included ‘Lalach Ka Natija’ enacted by the students of Holy Heaven Play School of Prem Nagar area of the city and ‘Kaluri Benta’ by students of Bapuji Sishu Mandir of Ankuli. On the second day of the drama festival the audience went back to their childhood when the small children enacted ‘Kaluri Benta’ based on a famous folk lore of Orissa.The ‘Sishubarta’ authorities have decided to make this children’s drama festival an annual event.