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Nukhu stress on promoting schools of drama

Sangtam Women Cultural Society, Kohima performing a folk drama during the festival of Folk Drama Show at State Academy Hall, Kohima. (NP)
Correspondent Kohima, Jul 28(NPN):
Published on 29 Jul. 2010 12:22 AM IST
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A festival of Folk Drama Show was held Wednesday at the State Academy Hall, Kohima. Drama groups from Nagaland and Assam participated in the event. Speaking at the occasion, chief guest, Deo Nukhu, advisor, Science and Technology, New and Renewable Energy and Art and Culture, said drama was edifying as well as entertaining that influence the masses.
While lamenting that drama was not popular among the Nagas, Nukhu stressed the need to introduce schools of drama in the state to promote the art and also train children from a young age. Deo Nukhu also stated that drama can become a source of employment for artistes, pointing out that many renowned actors in film industry establish themselves from drama or theatre.
Folk dramas were performed by the Chekiye Women Group, Dimapur; Sangtam Women Cultural Society, Kohima; Uve Cultural Society, Kohima and North East Group, Assam. A brief report on theatre movement in Nagaland was delivered by Ikato Y. Kiho, president of Nagaladn Theatre Fraternity; while song was presented by Chakhesang Baptist Church, Ministers’ Hill Kohima.
The drama show was organized by the department of Art and Culture and NEZCC Dimapur.

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