Drama fest kick-offs

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    IMPHAL, April 25: The State Kala Akademi is planning to maintain a Child Theater for the small children by next year, said Manipur State Kala Akademi secretary, S. Vedeshwar Sharma at the opening ceremony of the 27th All Manipur Drama Festival 2011 which kickstarted today at the auditorium of the Manipur Dramatic Union, Yaiskul Police Lane.
    The festival was organized by the Manipur State Kala Akademi, Kuman Lampak Imphal.
    The opening ceremony was attended by Dr. Th. Meinya Singh, Member of Parliament (MP) Lok Sabha, as chief guest and Dr. R.K. Nimai Singh, IAS, commissioner (Art & Culture), Government of Manipur was the functional president of the opening ceremony.
    Dr. R.K. Nimai maintained that theatre was introduced much before in the state than even sports and it is our culture and as such the state should adopt theatre to bring in more development to the state.

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