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Celebrating the 12th edition of Jashnebachpan, from 2 to 14 November, the National School of Drama plans to make children get interested in the art of the stage. Jashnebachpan 2014 this year, features a three-day seminar 'Children Theatre- Whose need is it?' at the National School of Drama Campus in the capital.

Eminent Speakers like Prof Rudraprasad Sengupta, Mohan Agashe, Jayati Bose,. Sanjana Kapoor, Raja Bhattacharya, K. G. Krishnamurthy, Shaili Sathyu, Chandradasan, Suwaran Rawat, V. K. Sharma, Faisal Alkazi, Walter Peter, and many others will be present at the Seminar.

The festival is the biggest children theatre festival in India hosted in association with the Theatre In
Education Company (T.I.E.).

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 not only educated and entertained audiences in India but has also captured hearts in Poland, China, Philippines and Japan. 34 plays by renowned directors like late B.V. Karanth, Barry John, Mohan Agashe, Wolfgang Kolneder, Tripurari Sharma and many more had a long haul and an impactful journey with children theatre through TIE Company.

Celebrating some of the best children’s flavors and a distinct palate back on stage, every autumn National School of Drama (NSD) organizes a festival of theatre for children. This year, the 12th edition of Jashnebachpan, makes sure that children are treated to the best through theatre for children. Jashnebachpan 2014 featured 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 Campus.

This year NSD has invited the participation of Zonal Cultural Centers to get involved and extend encouragement and support to the various participating groups for increasing regional participation. In its Silver Jubilee year, TIE Co. is organizing its first ever three-day seminar during the festival.
As one of the major highlights, all the genres of theatre for and with children are included in the current edition of Jashnebachpan in terms of performances.

Jashnebachpan 2014 have works of Directors such as Swatilekha Sengupta, K.G. Krishnamurthy,
Laique Hussain, Goutam Gope, Parthapratim Deb,  Dinesh Kakoti , Rajkumar Raikwar,Gagan Dev  Riar, Chakresh Kumar, Binod Roy, Neeraj Gahlot, Tathagata Chaudhuri and Anirban Bhattacharya, Bharat More and Anvay Ashtivkar whose performances have been chosen from the 127 plays that came to the screening committee from all over the country.
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