Lwrgi Theatre Group vows to uplift Bodo theatre, observes foundation day
From our Correspondent
KOKRAJHAR, May 10: Lwrgi Theatre Group (LTG), Kokrajhar, which has been working to uplift the Bodo theatrical activities, observed its 7th annual foundation day on Tuesday at the Kokrajhar Science College premises.
In his deliberation, former president of the Bodo Sahitya Sabha (BSS), Brajendra Kr. Brahma said the theatre was an integral part of literature. The theatre had incomplete meaning without literature, he said adding that the art of the artistes in theatre enhanced the flavour of literature. He said the Bodo theatre needed revival and efforts should be put in for the same. He hailed the initiative of the Lwrgi Theatre Group to keep Bodo theatre alive. He also said theatre could change a society through its creative presentations. He further said the group required support and due attention from the government.
The secretary of LTG, Sanjib Kr. Brahma said the group had presented Raja Eragdao and Saogari in different cities, including tiol capital New Delhi and Mumbai, and received huge applause from the viewers. He said the group had decided to present Jwhwlao Dwimalu at a programme to be held early next year in Sri Lanka. He also said the audition for Jwhwlao Dwimalu would soon be held.
Brahma said LTG had presented many plays before the people in different places, which included Sandw Baodia, Saogari, Dai, Gwdan Fwishali, Guma Oja, Barhoongkha (one-act play), Mwjang Mwnia Bifani Dersin Nonga, Amao Rajani Fil Decision, Lama Khandai, The Calling and Unwanted Passenger. He also said the group had a vision to develop Bodo theatre and to create livelihood through drama and theatre.
Meanwhile, an activist of Bodo culture who did not want to disclose his me, said the department concerned (Cinema and Theatre, a transferred subject to BTC), lacked vision to develop Bodo drama and theatre but seemed to be giving maximum importance on infrastructure. He also said that lack of planning to take culture and cinema to new heights also was a problem.
An open meeting was also held at Kokrajhar Science College auditorium hall with Swmdwn Brahma, president of LTG, in the chair. Jogeswar Brahma, general secretary of Dularai Boro Harimu Afat (DBHA) addressed the gathering as chief guest. Besides, educationist and retired Principal of Kokrajhar Government College of Teacher Education, Dr. Mangalsing Hazoary, former president of the BSS Brajendra Kr. Brahma, NSD artiste Jayanta Basumatary and other artistes attended the function.
Earlier, the president of LTG, Swmdwn Brahma hoisted the flag of the group in the morning while homage to departed artistes was paid by Brajendra Kr. Brahma, former president, BSS.