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Spreading awareness on RTI Act through drama
Correspondent KOHIMA:
Published on 16 Jul. 2009 12:43 AM IST
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With a view to create awareness to the public through drama, the Nagaland Theatre Fraternity from Dimpaur on Wednesday performed plays based on social issues and awareness at Mount Olive College, Kohima. Organized in collaboration with the YouthNet, the programme was a successful transcribe of their pervious performances performed at Dimapur and Mokokchung. The plays were based on awareness of Right to Information (RTI) Act and environment and wildlife conservation. Through the plays, the actors send out the message of taking Right to Information Act as a weapon for a better society and preserving wildlife and environment through collective effort. President of Nagaland Theatre Fraternity, Ikato said that the programme was a way of creating awareness on various social issues. A student of National School of Drama Delhi Ikato said that actors in the fraternity were all residents of Dimapur who had attended basic drama workshop. President of YouthNet, Hekali Jakhalu, said that it was high time the government and public played proactive roles to bring about change in the society. She appealed to the students to share what they had observed with the community and apply it. Hekani further highlighted on works of the YouthNet in enlightening the people on Right to Information Act. She said that it was an aim of the YouthNet to bring positive change in the society through youth movement. President of Nagaland Voluntary Consumers’ Organization, Kezhokhoto Savi called upon the students to join together in making a difference in the society. “Let us not just be observers but collectively work together” he said. Principal of Mount Olive College expressed hope that with the help of the students, the message of the drama would reach every corner of the state and spread the message of conserving nature.

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