Guwahati, Mar 21 (ANI): Theatre groups in the North Eastern region are promoting national integration, peace and harmony through the medium of theatre.
Street plays on peace that also dealt with problems caused by militancy were staged in different parts of Assam.
The National Institute of Performing Arts, New Delhi in collaboration with United Theatre Artists, Tezpur organised and performed street plays in Jorhat.
“We the people of north east and a group of theatre activists are doing street plays so that people can become aware of the insurgency. Our main motto is to bring peace and harmony, and to curb insurgency in the north eastern states,” said Aishwariya Kakoti, Secretary, United Artist, Tezpur.
The plays were also performed in Golaghat and Darrang districts of Assam and drew enthusiastic crowds.
Their enthusiasm clearly demonstrated what they think about the issue of militancy and their desire for peace and harmony in the region.
“It was really touching because the play was based on conflict and violence caused by militants and terrorists. It is also about spreading the message of peace and harmony in our land,” said B. Arup, a resident.
Ashut Borah, another resident, added, “So many lives have been lost in blasts. We should keep peace in our mind, in our soul and shun all the violent activities.”
Another play “Mujhe Maaf Karo” that was performed was based on the need for peace in the region.
Its theme is about forgiveness and love and the need to live together in harmony and build a strong nation.
“This play is very nice. We should maintain peace and harmony. This is a special message to the youth,” said Porag Borah, a resident.
The plays highlight how insurgency in the region has devastated the region.
Everyday, there is news of killings, bomb blasts, abductions and these issues were taken up in the plays.
The plays sent out a positive message that regardless of differences everyone should work for permanent peace and spread the message of non-violence in the region.
The return of peace and normalcy can provide momentum to growth and development of the region.
And this initiative is a novel attempt by the theatre personalities of the area to make people aware about the urgent need for harmony in the society. By Vaschipem Kamodang(ANI)