The three-day National Level Theatre Festival organised by North Zone Cultural Centre (NZCC), Patiala, in collaboration with J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages concluded here on Monday.
On the concluding day, the play titled ‘The First Teacher’ written by Chingiz Aitmatov and directed by Chakresh Kumar was staged.
This play is based on a book written by Russian writer ‘Chingiz Aitmatov’ in year 1962. The play sends a strong message of women empowerment, girl education and a fight against ignorance, backward mindset of the society which still persists in many places of our country.
Ravinder Kaul was the Chief Guest and Guests of Honour were Bhawani Basheer and Zahid Mukhtar.
Mushtaaque Ali Ahmad Khan, renowned Theatre Director, Film Maker and the Festival Director from the Kashmir Valley was also honoured.
The stage was conducted by Mohammad Ashraf Tak, Chief Editor, J&K Academy of Art, culture & Languages.
Prof Saubhagya Vardhan, Director, NZCC informed that ‘Kashmir Natya Mahotsav’ will be organised from March 28 to 31, 2018 at Srinagar in which only Kashmiri Theatre groups will participate.