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Children enjoy themselves at the drama workshop at Dibrugarh University recently. ATelegraph picture

Drama as motivation

There is nothing better than motivating children to the world of art and culture through drama.

This was exactly what Dibrugarh University chapter of Natkatha, a literary-cultural organisation, had in mind when they organised a 15-day children’s drama workshop on the university campus from July 4.

Altogether 32 participants from Dibrugarh and its adjoining areas between the age group of six to 16 took part in the workshop, which was inaugurated by the vice-chancellor of Dibrugarh University, Kandarpa Kumar Deka.

Karabi Deka Hazarika, noted poet and professor in the Assamese department of the university, delivered the inaugural lecture. Rajib Hondique, deputy registrar (academic) and president of the Dibrugarh University chapter of Natkatha, presided over the meeting.

The resource persons for the workshop were Anil Saikia, Sukalyan Das, Prasanna Borthakur, Dilip Das, Diganta Dutta, Voirab Phukon, Sapon Jyoti Thakur, Heramba Phukon, Pranjal Buragohain and Gautam Sarma.

The valedictory function was held at Ranghar auditorium of the university on July 20. The participants enthusiastically performed short skits on themes like Assam bandh, deforestation and folktales. Certificates were distributed to all the participants by the vice-chancellor.

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NCC cadets at the rally at Dhubri Government Boys' Higher Secondary School. ATelegraph picture

Cadets under the Dhubri-based 7 Assam Bn NCC organised a Save the Girl Child rally last week. Cadets from Dhubri Government Boys’ School, Bholanath College, P.B. College and Bidyapara Higher Secondary School participated in the rally.

The cadets took out a procession from Dhubri Bholanath College, which culminated at Dhubri Government Boys’ Higher Secondary School.

Several speakers addressed a meeting held on the playground of Dhubri Government Boys’ High School.

Prominent speakers were Sgt Maj. M.M. Singh of the 7 Assam Bn NCC (unit in-charge), M.R. Wahid, NCC officer of Dhubri Government Higher Secondary School andKhagen Medhi, district information and public relations officer. Besides Samsul Abedin, NCC officer in-charge of Bidyapara, Amir Hussain, NCC officer in-charge of Bholanath College also addressed the rally and stressed the need to save the girl child as the female population was falling drastically.

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