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Of rainbows and fables, stones and gravels

Of rainbows and fables, stones and gravels
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Celebrating some of the best children’s flavors with a distinct palate on stage, every autumn National School of Drama (NSD) organizes a festival of theatre for children. This year, the 12th edition of Jashnebachpan, will make sure that children are treated to the best through theatre for children.

Jashnebachpan 2014 will be inaugurated by Shripad Yasso Naik, Minister of Tourism and Culture on Sunday, 2 November at Abhimanch in New Delhi Campus of National School of Drama.

Jashnebachpan 2014 will be featuring various performances in 8 languages – Assamese, Bengali, English, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Manipuri, Hindi and 1 non-verbal from 14 States/Union
Territories at the National School of Drama.

Many a plays of TIE (Theatre in Education Co.) have also become a part of the same fantasy world for children.T.I.E. Co has staged over 1200 shows, 350 workshops catering to more than 11 lakhs children apart from college students, teachers, parents and theatre lovers across the world with their plays celebrates its glorious 25 years.

It has also captured hearts in Poland, China, Philippines and Japan. Prof. Waman Kendre, NSD Director said, 'It is a matter of pleasure for us that T.I.E. Co is about to complete 25 years. India has very few organisations that work for children's theatre and T.I.E. Co works with unmatched commitment and passion towards it.'

'We believe that theatre changes life, so this year we have also involved children from under privilege backgrounds and dropouts in Jashnebachpan. The idea is make theatre for everyone. Many NGOs have also participated in our initiative,' he added.

This year NSD has invited the participation of Zonal Cultural Centers to get involved and extend encouragement and support to the various participating groups.

T.I.E Co is also organizing its first ever three-day seminar, titled, Theatre for children; who’s need is
it? from 12th to 14th November will have known theatre personalities like Rudraprasad Sengupta, Feizal Alkazi, Kanchan Sontakke, Bansi Kaul and many more.

Abdul Latif Khatana, T.I.E Co. Chief said, '25 years ago T.I.E. Co was a new concept. We believe that theatre isn't just for one to watch. It is a medium to learn and experience. It has been observed that people involved in theatre turn out to be better citizens.'

Ratan Thiyam, Chairperson NSD Society, reiterates, 'By organizing theatre for children we are preparing a generation to be more creative, responsible and sensitive to their environment. It has also introduced motivational aspects in creativity in Indian education.’

Where : National School of Drama
When :  3-14 November
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