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Press Release




-“T.I.E. Co. to open four new centres across India, to start a two-year special course for children”-Prof. Waman Kendre


New Delhi, November 7th, 2017: The 10th edition of Bal Sangam, National School of Drama’s signature festival of Folk & Traditional Performances, today culminated with great pomp and show at the NSD campus in the capital today. The colourful carnival involving young artistes from India and Bangladesh captured children’s folk performances and theatre across both the countries at its very best.


Spread over 5 days, the festival concluded with a glittering function and valedictory ceremony involving eminent theatre and film personality Manoj Joshi, who was the chief guest for the evening. Renowned theatre and television actress Vibha Chibber was the guest of honour with M.L. Srivastava, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Government of India as the special guest. Prof. Waman Kendre, Director, National School of Drama presided over the function and vote of thanks by Prof. Tripurari Sharma.


The festival ended with a rousing performance ‘Rang Se Rang’, with concept and choreography by Suresh Shetty and Moon Moon Singh. The evening also saw the presentation ‘Coming together of Colours’, organised by Dr. Suwarn Rawat, Ajit Choudhary, Manish Saini and Siddharth Khanna, in which the myriad colours from different parts of India and Bangladesh was presented.


Huyen Lalong Manipur Thang-Ta Cultural Association from Irilbung, Manipur who enthralled the audiences with their performance Tangkhul Nurabi. Directed by Mutum Ibomcha Singh, Tangkhul Nurabi is based on the original form of Loutarol and has been dramatized by replacing the ritualistic section with songs and different beats. The Huyen Lalong Thang-Ta Cultural Association is being run the able administration of Guru G Gourakishor Sharma, a Sangeet Natak Akademi awardee and Padmashri.


Speaking at the valedictory ceremony of the 10th Bal Sangam, noted theatre and film actor Manoj Joshi said, “I am happy to be here at the hallowed campus of NSD, which has produced so many outstanding talents in every sphere of performing arts.”


“It was great to see the child artistes presenting India in its full cultural diversity in their dance and music performances. India is a country known for unity in diversity and it was beautifully choreographed in their presentation today”, he added.


Vibha Chibber, well renowned theatre and television personality and one of the founding members of T.I.E. Co., said, “It is an emotional moment for me to come back here for the 10thedition of Bal Sangam. NSD and T.I.E. Co. have taught me everything and I thank them for whatever little I have achieved in life.”


M.L. Srivastava, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Government of India said, “NSD and TIE Co. have done an outstanding job in the way they have organised the 10th Bal Sangam. We are very happy to see the enthusiastic participation of children from all the parts of India and Bangladesh.”


Prof. Waman Kendre, Director, National School of Drama said, “We are planning to open four new centres of T.I.E. Co. across the country. We will also start a special two-year course for children under T.I.E. Co. It gives me immense satisfaction that Bal Sangam has completed its 10th edition in such spectacular fashion. Over 400 child artistes from all across the country came and participated, making it one of the most successful editions of Bal Sangam ever.”


The 10th edition of Bal Sangam brought together children from India and Bangladesh who charmed their way through some captivating folk and traditional performances presenting a varied cultural mosaic. The festival included plays by child artistes as well as art & craft workshops, the highlights being Baul Children from West Bengal, Yakshagana from Karnataka, Thang-Ta from Manipur, Ankiya Nat form Assam, Nautanki form Uttar Pradesh, Chhau from West Bengal, folk dances from Punjab, Kalari From Kerala, and dances from Mizoram. In addition, the festival also had a host of ambience performances like logman, dhol players, jugaad band performers, acrobats, behrupiyas, magicians, kacchi-ghodi performers and kathputli exponents, who delighted the visiting crowds and children greatly.



For further media query please contact:

Anuj Kumar Boruah/ Ayonava Bagchi/ Shakti Raj Vidyarthi

Young Monk Communications

+91 9958372662 / 9818774606/9711118189

E: anuj@youngmonk.in /ab@youngmonk.in/ shakti@youngmonk.in

A.K. Barua

Public Relations Officer

National School of Drama

+ 91 9810329401

E: anoopbarua@gmail.com​


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