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Being presented by Sahitya Kala Parishad and Department of Art, Culture & Languages, Delhi Government, the seven day festival of yuva energy will showcase some popular and widely performed plays, directed this time by young and promising directors of Indian theater.

The festival began with acclaimed author Mannu Bhandari’s popular and widely performed play Mahabhoj, directed by Tariq Hamid at the Sri Ram Auditorium, Mandi House.

Every evening beginning from today, some masterpiece stories and plays will be staged for the theater and literature lovers of the capital. Rinkoo Dugga, Secretary, Art, Culture & Languages, Delhi Government, presided over the opening day of the festival as chief guest.

'Some very fine stories have been told in Indian literature over the centuries which never fail to enchant the audience, no matter, how many times they are played out and narrated. At the Yuva Natya Samaroh, we have some such plays and stories that will get a new interpretation and meaning in the hands of young and remarkably talented Indian theater artists.’

‘We are featuring plays by eminent writers like Bhishm Sahni, Surendera Verma and even the ancient literary genius Mahakavi Bhasa. In a way we are connecting our legacy of literature to contemporary Indian artists,' says J P Singh, Assistant Secretary, Drama, Sahitya Kala Parishad.

Kal Kothri, a widely acclaimed story written by popular Indian playwright, novelist and short story writer Swadesh Deepak will be staged on the second day of the festival. The play will be directed by Atul Satya Kaushik.
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