Theatre artistes draw crowds in Agra

December 26th, 2008 - 9:15 pm ICT by ANI  

By Brijesh Kr.Singh
Agra, Dec.26 (ANI): Offering a special treat to the theatre lovers, many troupes are performing at a four-day theatre festival in Agra city.
Organized by Sanskar Bharti Natya Kendra, the festival that started on Wednesday and is scheduled to showcase a number of performances during the four days, would last till Sunday (Dec.28).
According to the organiser, 600 participants from around 12 states of the country would participate in the event.
“Our motive of organizing this festival is to restore and preserve the lost glory of our folk culture. We want the development and progress of our nation’’s folk culture,” said Sanjay Chaturvedi, the organizer of the Sanskar Bharti Natya Kendra, a theatre organization in Agra.
The event started with five plays, presented by the children from Sanskar Bharti Natya Kendra. Some of the artists presented plays on the theme of the recent terrorist attacks in the country.
“The theme of our plays was about the terrorists killing people endlessly. They should stop their gruesome act because God continues to keep a watch on them. I therefore request them to stop terrorism, as we want peace,” said Mahru Rinji, an artist.
Like every year this year also the dance and theatre festival has been organized. The theme is the terror spreading tentacles of in the country this year. (ANI)

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