New Delhi : In yet another season of spellbinding productions and engaging interactive sessions with legendary theatre experts, the National School of Drama (NSD), an autonomous institution under the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, today inaugurated the 20th edition of Bharat Rang Mahotsav (BRM) in the national capital.
Speaking at the function, the Minister of State for Culture (I/C), Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Govt. of India, Dr. Mahesh Sharma ,said,
“This country applauds those who give back to the society. This country of 132 crores is bound together by culture and art. Our Prime Ministeronce told me that rich heritage and culture is our strength. Our art is our lifeline. We should use the power of art for the sake of humanity. Theatre Olympic helped create a new identity and BRM’s spread to other cities help consolidated that. I request the Chairman and Director to change 20-25% invite for people who are new and young.”
Classical Indian dancer, Guru, Choreographer, Scholar & Author on Indian Socio-Cultural traditions and Member of Upper House of Indian Parliament (Rajya Sabha) Dr. Sonal Mansingh adressing the inaugural session said,
“We often confuse ‘Natya’ with ‘Natak’. Natya is much vast that includes music, songs, dance, and drama. That is why Bharat wrote ‘Bharat Natya Shastra’. Your selfless pursuit of art will help you to excel I wish all the best to the festival.”
Commenting on the excellent platform provided by National School of Drama MoS Ramdas Athawale said,
“The festival started in ending years of the 20th century has become a youth. The love and care shower by our honorable minister has encouraged us to spread to 16 states across India. Quality is as important as representation. This is a representative festival which makes it distinct from other theatre festival in India.”