Nandonik Theatre Circle, a new theatre organisation from Lalmohan in the district, arranged a cultural programme at Lalmohan Secondary Girls School campus on August 1 to encourage the youth to love trees.
The organisation staged a play namely “Gechho Bhoot”, written and directed by Jasim Johnny. The play begins with a Neolomarckia Cadamba (commonly known as 'Kadam') tree grown in Bagon Ali's garden, that the local chairman wanted to cut down ostensibly, as it harboured a ghost.
While he arrived at Bagon Ali's garden with some other people to fell the tree, the tree protested that if it was cut, the village would be ravaged by floods or drought. Bagon Ali and others, specially the youth realised the dangers of tree felling. The chairman is prevented from cutting the tree to take an oath never to cut trees.
Jasim Johnny, Ripon Shan, Al Mamun, A.M. Yasin, Forhad, Aslam, Miraj, Raihan and Shakib acted in the play.
Before the play, president of Nandonik Theatre Circle ANM Shahjamal Dulal thanked the audience for their presence and requested them to plant more trees. Lalmohan Upazila Parishdad vice-chairman Fakrul Alam Hawlader was chief guest at the programme and Chairman of Nature Conservation Committee, Shajahan Sarder was the speaker. The programme was supported by NCC.