IMPHAL, Sept 12: The Second Dr L Bheigyachandra Memorial Drama Festival, 2011 organized by Theatre Mirror kicked off today at Manipur Dramatic Union (MDU) theatre, Imphal.
The inaugural function of the festival was graced by Speaker I Hemochandra, health minister L Jayentakumar and secretary of Manipur State Kala Akademi G Bidyashore as the chief guest, president and guest of honour respectively.
Speaking at the function, Speaker Hemochandra underlined the importance of upgrading the theatre art forms in the state.
He said that the artistes must work with dedication to uplift the present status of theatre in the state.
Hemochandra also stated that he would press the art and culture department to sponsor the drama festivals which are of great importance to the society.
Director of Theatre Mirror, Naba Wareppa appealed to the state government to provide funds and assistance to uplift the dramatic art forms in the state.