IMPHAL, June 20: A 20 Days Children Theatre Workshop cum 2 Days Children Theatre Festival organised by the Forward Artistes Centre En-Camped with financial assistance of Ministry of Culture (CFG), concluded today at the Manipur Dramatic Union.
The valedictory function was attended by director of Jawaharlal Nehru Dance Academy L Upendro Sharma as chief guest and chairman of FACE L Iboyaima Singh as president.
Addressing the gathering, L Upendro Sharma hailed FACE for coming up with te festival solely for children.
He said that art cannot be learnt like general education, it has to be grasped from childhood stage.
To bring out the hidden talents of a child, teachers should nurture their confidence, he continued.
L Iboyaima Singh appreciated the role of culture and theatre organizations in developing and preserving the rich art and culture of the state.
As part of the programme, children performed Maibi Dance, MIME play titled ‘Freedom’ and a short play titled ‘Khambana Puru San Senba’ (Khamba Takes Care Purum Bull).
The short play ‘Khambana Puru San Senba’ is based on Moirang Sayon Epic.
A total of 20 children including 16 girls participated in the workshop cum theatre festival.