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Uttar Purush’s Three-Day Drama Festival Enters Its Second Day 

by RTD Journal
Uttar Purush's Three-Day Drama Festival Enters Its Second Day 
Bhubaneswar, 16.01.2021: The second day of a three-day Nataka Parikrama -2022 of Uttar Purush, one of the oldest theatre groups of Bhubaneswar, was marked on Sunday at Rabindra Mandap, playing a drama named  ‘Kabandha’.
A Scene from the play
The group presented the play ‘Kabandha written by Sarojkanta Mishra . The 1 hour play has projected the harsh truth of society relating to the Nachiketa, child protagonist of ancient Indian story who defeated death with his knowledge and wisdom. And how people can go to any length for their own sake forgetting all the morals.
The story was directed by Chakradhar Patra, one of the senior artists of the group and played a major role in the drama as well. The program was managed by Debadutta Pati, Secretary of Uttar Purush.
Nishikant played Nachiketa’s character with perfections and give a strong message to society. The other performers were Rakesh, Ranesh, Debalendu, Jaganatha Pratima, Alibha, Abhilipsa, Manoj, Ajit, etc.
Jyoti Ranjan Das, Secretary of Student welfare of SOA University, Direndranatha Malick, Artist of Pratistata Satabdi, Biranchi Panda, President of Jupiter educational institutions, Chittaranjan Swain, Vice president of Uttar Purush, Soraj Kanta Mishra were among the dignitaries who attended in the program.
 The group presented the play ‘Sabuthu Udas Kabita’ on the first evening of the festival.’ Chata’ will be played on 17th January.
Story by: Susant Pal



Drama Festival

The National Drama Festivals Association (NDFA) was formed in 1964 to encourage and support amateur theatre in all its forms and in particular through the organisation of drama festivals in the United Kingdom.

Since 1974 the NDFA has organised the British All Winners Drama Festival (BAWF) where the very best of British amateur theatre take part in a week-long celebration of theatre. The winners of all NDFA member festivals in the previous year, be they full-length or one-act member festivals, are eligible for invitation to take part.

The NDFA also sponsor a playwriting competition – the George Taylor Memorial Award. The objective of this competition is to promote new writing for the theatre. Adjudication is carried out by a panel of judges, and the winners receive a certificate and a cash prize.

Membership of the NDFA is open to all drama festival organisations and also to theatre groups and individuals who are interested in taking part and supporting drama festivals throughout the UK.

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