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Rangayana, street play workshop begins

Amateur theatre artists from across the state were all set to finetuning street plays on social issues as five day long state level street play training workshop begins at Bhoomigeetha stage here on Sunday. The street plays also aimed to create awareness among public on welfare projects introduced by the government. The workshop jointly organized by the Department of Information and Public Relation and government theatre institute Rangayana.

Speaking after inauguration, Revenue and District In-Charge Minister V Srinivas Prasad pointed that street play is an effective medium to create awareness among have-nots, the poor class of the society those facing difficulties to pursue education, food and shelters. Street plays probably performed by artists those seriously victimized under various illtreatment. Street play helps to eradicate social discriminations.

He said, the government spending crores of rupees for various welfare projects. Annabhagya, Ksheerabhagya, Manaswini schemes are benifiting thousands of people. To bring confidence among farmers there is need of create awareness, so that the farmers can realized the sollutions for the problem what they are facing, he said.

Director for the Department of Information and Public Relation N R Vishukumar, Rangayana Director H Janardhan (Janni), Rangayana Deputy Director Nirmala Matapathi, Deputy Director P N Gurumurthy, Manjunath Bilikere were present. 160 artists, theater directors from 30 district were partaken. They will be set up special team in their respective district to spread awareness on government schemes.

Artists presented recitals focusing benifitiary programs like Anna Bhagya, Ksheera Bhagya and other programs.

“The state government introduced several welfare programs for uplifting people, however due to lack of awareness many of successful programs were not reaching out needy people, thus we need to create awareness for utilizing the welfare policies.” Said, Nirmala Matapathi, Deputy Director, Rangayana.

Revenue and district in-charge minister V Srinivas Prasad is seen inaugurating the five-day training workshop on street plays at Bhoomigeetha in city on Sunday, jointly organised by Department of Information and Public Relations and Rangayana. Information and Public Relations Deputy Director P N Gurumurthy, Director N R Vishu Kumar, Rangayana Director H Janardhan, Deputy Director Nirmala Mathapathi and others are also seen.

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