Guv opens Bharat Rang Mahotsav
Governor NN Vohra inaugurated the 18th Bharat Rang Mahotsav 2016, an international theatre festival, at Abhinav Theatre here today. He was accompanied by First Lady Usha Vohra.
The festival is being organised by the Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages (JKAACL) with support from the National School of Drama (NSD).
Theatre personalities from the US, Italy, Sri Lanka and Rwanda, besides Bhopal, Hyderabad, Kashmir and Jammu, are taking part in the six-day festival.
The Governor and First Lady witnessed the multi-lingual play “Dear Children, Sincerely”, which was presented by artistes from Sri Lanka and Rwanda. The play revolves around disconnection between successive generations.
The Governor complimented Dr Aziz Hajini, secretary of the JKAACL, for providing an opportunity to people of the state to appreciate theatre performances through a series of plays in this festival.
He said such events should be a regular feature in the state and the JKAACL should develop state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities for promotion of local art and artistes in the state.
Expressing his happiness over reopening of Abhinav Theatre, the Governor hoped that it would again produce high-quality per/es like it used to before it was shut down for repairs. The Governor lauded the efforts of the NSD in preparing highly professional and quality artistes.
KK Raina, film-maker who was the guest of honour, and Lateef Khatana, senior faculty member of the NSD, spoke about the journey of the Bharat Rang Mahotsav and the present scenario of theatre in the country and the state.
Dr Hajini presented the welcome address. Mitali Gupta gave a brief about the play and presented the vote of thanks on the occasion.