National theatre festival underway in Mkg
Mokokchung, Oct. 10 (EMN): Theatrical presentation titled ‘Jina & Etiben’ directed by Bendang Walling has impressed an audience of 500 on the first night of the national theatre festival which got underway at Mokokchung Town Hall on Tuesday.
The 12th century era love story of “Jina & Etiben” was beautifully enacted by the actors to the delight of the audience. It depicted the fight between “Haves and Haves not” which is still prevailing in the present generation.
Chairman of Mokokchung Entrepreneur Consortium and chief guest of the programme, Tsukti Longkumer, has resented on the prevailing corruption, terrorism and evil practices in the society at a times when right thinking citizen are working for peace, prosperity, change and transformation.
Tsukti went on to allege that “religious leaders have become unreliable, politicians have become cheaters, policemen have become rogue more than the criminals, public leaders and administrators have become puppet of the politicians.
“Entire machineries in our country are running at the brink of breaking down because of corruption, selfish leadership and unscrupulous people blindly following behind their blind masters,” he asserted.
In this connection, he said the role portrayed by artistes in the drama was a pertinent tool to educate the people with truth. “Performing Arts should be the vehicle to carry right understanding, justice, honesty and virtues in the society,” Tsukti said
He opined that stage performances and dramas are inexpensive and have more freedom to depict the reality people are facing and to inform about the need for change through motivational plays.
Tsukti further encouraged all sections of society to give importance to enactment of dramas with a motive to bring change in this corrupt era.
Shorts speeches were delivered by Lemlila Sangtam, SDO (Civil) Mokokchung, and festival director Parag Sharma. Folksong and dances were also performed by cultural troupe from Ungma Village.