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2-day children drama festival begins

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  9 Jan 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From Our Special Correspondent

Silchar, Jan 8: A two day children drama festival organized by Chorus, a socio-cultural organization of this town, began in Children Park at Normal School Road on Sunday amidst all fanfare and chattering of the kids. Chorus, an organization exclusively devoted to the children and the development of their latent talent, has been engaged in the creative functions since its inception in 2005. The year of its beginning has its own significance. Impelled by the urge and curiosity of children to exhibit their creativity in various ares, the Chorus placed before the then Deputy Commissioner of Cachar, Sunda Sen Gupta, their demand for a suitable plot of land with the various entertainment installations.

Sunda Sen Gupta realizing the inner creative mind of the children did not miss any time and allotted a plot of land near more than century old Normal School for the purpose. It was on this plot of land with open landscape around and a beautiful scenic atmosphere that the Children Park came up. It became the rendezvous for the kids to come and enjoy themselves in the tural setting and background of the Park. It was from 2011 that Chorus took the most noble initiative and started the drama festival for children.

Besides dramatic performance and presentation, children have been actively involved in song, recitation, art and other forms of creativity. From all reckoning, this Children Park has become synonymous with the very bright and beautiful face of kids. It is their place of recreations also. As Sanjib Kumar Das, president of Chorus, said children need not only mental development and blossoming of their creative faculty but also recreations or entertainment. This park offers them all that is needed for children.

The drama festival has been med as Debojit Das Smriti Shishu tyamela. The Chorus and its children have been clamoring for ming the Park in memory of the famous ‘balloon-wala’, Lakhi th who came down to this town in the early 70’s from dia, West Bengal, and was seen moving through every nook and corner with his colourful balloons. He was very popular with the children and his voice with vocal gestures and caricatures attracted them. Though he was no more seen after mid 90’s, memory of the elderly citizens of this town still recall Lakhi th and his ever shining face as well as balloons which he used to pump up with his mouth.

His call at every turn of the lane and by-lane and the voice calling children still reverberate in their minds. After entertaining the children for years, shadow of age haunted him and he was no more seen. Children quite justifiably have asked for ming the park in memory of the ‘balloon-wala’. The two day drama festival was iugurated by Sanjib Kumar Das who was also the chief-guest. On the occasion were also present Biswajit Das, general secretary, and all other distinguished persolities from the world of art and culture. More than a hundred children along with their parents came to the Park to become a part of the happiest of festival.

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