By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Sept 11: The tenth annual Inter-State Brajath Sharma Memorial Drama Festival is currently underway at Rabindra Bhawan from yesterday and will continue till September 16.
While the festival lamp was lit by Brajath Sharma’s daughter Nirmala Mishra last evening, the festival was iugurated by well-known music director-composer-singer-actor Bibhuranjan Choudhury. The souvenir, Kohinoor, was released by famous lyricist-singer Lokth Goswami.
‘Saanko’ from Gauhati University staged ‘Mahayaj’ written by Dr Sitath Lahkar and directed by Debashis Saikia.
Today Samahar staged ‘Charbak’, written and directed by Dr. Sitath Lahkar. The play is based on the character Charbak, who denied existence of soul and its so-called union with the ‘supreme being’ after death. The royal drama beautifully presents arguments of either of the sides, believing and not believing the existence of soul. It also raises the burning issue of caste and untouchability that still prevails in society.
Tomorrow New Delhi-based JNU’s ‘Jumbish Arts’ is going to stage ‘Gau’rakh Dhandha’, written and directed by Satish Mukhtalif and based on Harishankar Parsai’s satires. In the backdrop of ongoing attacks on democratic values and secularism, either in the me of protection of ‘Indian culture’ or ‘tiolism’ or ‘cow protection’ in our country, the play attempts to build a dialogue and create space for social harmony.