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Theatre designing workshop concludes
Correspondent Kohima, JUL 20 (NPN):
Published on 20 Jul. 2010 11:57 PM IST
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Eight youths from Kohima completed a ten-day theatre designing workshop held at State Academy Hall Kohima. The closing function of the workshop was held on Tuesday with Vilalhou Noudi, art executive, Art and Culture Department as the chief guest.
The chief guest stated that theatre was an important form of art that combines all other art forms. He highlighted the importance of theatre in society, pointing out that it could be channelized as a powerful tool to change the mindset of the society. “Promoting art can go a long way in changing the society” he stated.
Noudi further expressed happiness at the result of the workshop, and urged the participants to give out positive messages to the society through their works. He expressed hope that theatre in Nagaland would go a long way.
Director of Youth Net, Hekani Jakhalu said theatre was an important medium for social change in the society. Sharing experiences of receiving positive response after Youth Net did RTI campaign through theatre; Hekani asserted that theatre was a powerful tool to capture the minds of the people. Felicitating the participants and organizers of the workshop, Hekani expressed optimism that the workshop would be a beginning of positive change in the society.
President of Nagaland Theatre Fraternity Ikato Y. Kiho said theatre designing workshop was first of its kind in Nagaland. While maintaining that theatre was new in the state, Kiho expressed hope that the participants of the workshop would continue doing what they have learned and expand the industry.
Participants of the workshop included Akatoli Chishi, Kotiba Longkumer, Kekhrielezo Tase, Zupen Yanthan, Paynger Toshi Longkumer, Chubatondang Jamir, Erenthung Huntsoe and Vilika Swu. The chief guest distributed certificates to the participants.
The workshop was an initiation of Nagaland Theatre Fraternity in collaboration with NEZCC Dimapur and Art and Culture Kohima.

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