IMPHAL, Aug 28: The Festival of Children Theatre, 2011 organized by Manipur State Kala Akademi kicked off at Manipur Dramatic Union Hall today.
The objective of the festival is to groom young and talented children at the grass root level in theatre.
The inaugural function was graced by Padmashree Aribam Syam Sharma and Dr K Sobita as the chief guest and president respectively.
Speaking at the occasion, Aribam Syam stated that today’s children and youths show little interest in art and culture as well as in theatre. The children must be given ample opportunity to develop their talents in the field of creative arts, he noted.
Altogether seven theatre groups are taking in the festival.