Agartala: The 2nd round of theatre festival of PRAGJYOTISH have started in Agartala. The team is all set to create a grand theatrical experience for the audience of Agartala with 5 different plays.
The inaugural function for Pragjyotish kick started at the Rabindra Satabarshiki Bhawan with an ambience performance. Dignitaries present on the occasion included Chief Guest Shri Jishnu Dev Verma, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister, Govt. of Tripura and Guest of Honour Shri. Sanjoy Ganguly, Eminent Theatre personality from West Bengal. The function was presided over by Shri. Santanu Bose, Associate Professor, National School of Drama.
Presiding over the function Shri. Santanu Bose, welcomed the guest at the inauguration ceremony and also expressed his gratitude for the dignitaries present at the event. After successfully initiating the ceremony in Guwahati National School of Drama is taking the lantern of PRAGJYOTISH ahead in Agartala. The idea behind the event is to reach out to a much wider set of audiences with works from regional theatre. We aim to highlight the position of theatre and plays and endorse the culture of appreciating various art forms.
Chief Guest Shri Jishnu Dev Verma, present at the event said “National School of Drama has been doing a commendable job in presenting some of the best works in theatre all over the country. This is a motivational aspect for the current generation to pursue their dream career in theatre. Platforms like PRAGJYOTISH are providing the regional audience with access to some rare stage masterworks”
Guest of Honour Shri. Sanjoy Ganguly, who was present at the event said “National School of drama has given a platform to some of the best works of theatre and actors. We can see a very bright future of theatre as the youngsters are carrying this forward with a firm and strong belief. Some of the best works of theatre have been brought to the audience from around the globe for past two decades by NSD. Platforms such as PRAGJYOTISH provide a stage for the regional audience to experience the different and rare art forms.”
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, Shri 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. Going further PRAGJYOTISH will be inaugurated in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh on 3rd March.