International artistes perform on water and river conservation in Kokrajhar
Artistes from Uruguay of South America performed a play on the conservation of river and water at Chandamari artistes’ village, Kokrajhar
KOKRAJHAR: Artistes from Uruguay of South America performed a play on the conservation of river and water at Chandamari artistes' village, Kokrajhar on Monday evening. The play 'Rio' by Amares Teatro of Uruguay, South America was directed by Andres Fagiolino. Rio is the great river of Uraguay of South America that separates Argentina, Brazil and Uraguay. The play reflected the extreme water scarcity of that particular area and preservation bid.
Organized by Lwrgi Theatre Group, the play was inaugurated by the EM of BTR Wilson Hasda. In his speech after the end of the play, Hasda said, "This is the first time the international actors have performed in BTR. Events like these show potential for cultural exchange between our countries in the coming days." He hoped that culture was a powerful instrument to connect people and said the Bodo culture and traditions will get international exposure.
Retired Principal of Kokrajhar College Surath Narzary said the play by Andres and Betrina reflected the strong message on water conservation through their artistic performance and said people in BTR and the state have to learn lot of things from this play on the conservation efforts.
The general secretary of UPPL Raju Narzary said it was a spectacular display of dramatic skills by Uruguayan artistes. He said the issue of river and water conservation for climate justice was very appropriate and timely too. He said there were many rivers and rivulets in Assam and flood problems everywhere but no water to drink. He called upon the people to think and work on the water conservation.
Pratibha Brahma, Chairperson of the Kokrajhar Municipal Board (KMB), said the play was wonderful and carried a message about keeping the earth clean and green.She stated that water scarcity has become a global phenomenon, and that people should come forward with a true heart to conserve water and protect Mother Earth.
Rupjyoti Mahanta of Jorhat's Replica Theatre Group also stated that the visit of artists from Uruguay was fruitful and very important because they had already learned many Assamese and Bodo words during their short trip, and it will provide a good connection as well as exposure to the culture, tradition, and heritage of people from BTR and Assam. Many noted personalities were also present to enjoy the play.