In People’s Court: Play with a bold anti-corruption message
The theatre group of Kurigram Committee of Concerned Citizens (CCC), under the umbrella of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB), staged a play titled "In People's Court" at the Terre des Hommes' (TDH) Hall here on July 15.
The play homed in on the rampant corruption in society, be it in the sphere of education, health or local administration. The play aimed at generating awareness on three fronts: the need for teachers to run primary schools in river-eroded areas, corruption of the school managing committee in the education sector; lack of doctors and nurses, careless treatment and supply of unhygienic food in hospitals in the health sector and test-relief corruption, VGF corruption, providing aid to river erosion victims by the local administration and working out constructive solutions.
“In People's Court” will be staged in different districts throughout the year. Programme officer of TIB, Taufiqul Islam, and convener of the Yes group, Yousuf Alamgir, jointly directed the play with the participation of 20 members of the theatre group.
General secretary of Kurigram Shilpakala Academy Rasheduzzaman Babu; dramatist Debobrota Bakshi Bulbul and journalists Abdul Wahed and Fazley Elahi Shwopon gave their interpretations of the play. Cast of the play included members of Yes group, Mizan, Hakim, Haimanti Shukla, Hasna Banu, Obayed, Bijoy, Shamim, Milon, Shohag, Ditia, Irin, Selina, Nasrin, Belayet, Moni, Konok, Farid, Fatema and Akram Hossein.