SRINAGAR: The 8-day-long Kashmir Theatre Festival which began at the Tagore Hall on March 2nd concluded here on Friday. The festival was organized by J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages (JKAACL) and supported by Cluster University, Srinagar and Chief Education Office, Budgam.
Eight plays were staged during the festival which included Arnimal, Gindan Tamashe, Chakdar Paether, Tankha, Akh Pryetch, Fatah, Dakhe Loor and Nam Te Maaz.
Prof Qayoom Hussain, Vice Chancellor, Cluster University, Srinagar was the chief guest at the concluding day function while as Prof Deeba Sarmad, Dean Humanities and Hina Mir, Principal, Hr. Secondary School Chadoora were guests of honour.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Hussain described Theatre as ‘a way of life’ and exhorted the JKAACL that it should continue to promote and develop such activities. He also promised support of the Cluster University in all such endeavours.
Others who spoke on the occasion included Prof Deeba Sarmad, Dean of Humanities, Cluster University and JKAACL Kashmir I/c, Dr Farooq Anwaar Mirza.
On the concluding day today a large gathering comprising theatre lovers, artists, and students witnessed the play and appreciated the performers.