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Club offers colleges free stage

Golaghat, Feb. 5: The Golaghat Amateur Theatre Society, one of the oldest amateur drama clubs in the state, has decided to offer its theatre hall free of cost to colleges to stage dramas enacted by students.

The move aims to encourage dramas organised by college students of the district.

The four-day staging of dramas will begin tomorrow. The colleges selected for this year’s event are Debraj Roy College, Golaghat Commerce College, Sarupathar College, Furkating Junior College and HPB Girls’ College.

“This is for the first time such an initiative has been taken by the Society in order to enliven tradition of drama and popularise it and provide an appropriate platform for budding artistes,” Siranjit Bora, cultural secretary of the Society, told The Telegraph.

“Apart from offering the stage for free, we shall also provide all technical assistance like sound and light. The promising artistes in the future will be engaged in dramas of the Society along with all possible exposure and help,” Bora said.

The fully air-conditioned theatre hall of the Society with a seating capacity of 400 has always been conceived as a multipurpose building to host dramas, concerts, art and culture, seminars and conferences. Any drama group that stages a play at the theatre hall now has to pay around Rs 7,000 per day.

The Golaghat Amateur Theatre Society was established in 1895. During its last 119 years of eventful existence, it has got the proud privilege of nurturing and creating many great artistes of the state in the fields of drama, cinema, music and art who recognise it as their alma mater.