Rangpur Divisional Children's Theatre Fest Kicks Off
The Rangpur Divisional Children's Theatre Festival 2011 kicks off today with much festivity at Dinajpur Shilpakala Academy.
Around 17 children's theatre troupes from the Rangpur division will take part in the four-day festival.
Hectic preparations are over for the event, the first of its kind in the region in the last 10 years.
Peoples' Theatre Association of Dhaka has organised the festival in collaboration with Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
Local lawmaker Iqbalur Rahim will be present at the festival as chief guest at Shilpakala Academy. Mirza Anwarul Islam Tanu, convener of district Shammilito Sangskritik Jote, will be present as special guest at the inaugural session.
Shajahan Shah, president of Rangpur Divisional Children's Theatre Festival, is likely to preside over the inaugural session.
Liakat Ali Lucky, secretary general of Peoples' Theatre Association, will inaugurate the festival.
The festival will continue till March 21.
Organisers said that a rally marking the festival will be brought out this afternoon with the participation of culturally inclined people, children and performers. Children will get the opportunity to receive training in theatre at the festival.