Governor releases “Theatre An Introduction”
JAMMU : Mr. N.N. Vohra, Governor, released “Theatre An Introduction”, a book originally written in Kashmiri by Mr. Ashok Kumar Jailkhani, here at Raj Bhavan, today. This volume encompasses interalia, a global overview of drama, technical aspects of theatre and the status of play acting in Kashmir.
The Governor complimented the writer for bringing out a book which, he hoped would prove useful for the students pursuing studies in the field of Theatre and Fine Arts.
The Governor interacted with the two dozen invited persons, from the field of Art and Literature, who were present on the occasion. They spoke about the problems being faced by artists and Theatre actors and reflected on the various ongoing projects for development of the theatre related infrastructure in the State. They urged the introduction of Master’s Programme on Drama/ Theatre in Jammu and Kashmir Universities. The Governor assured them that their suggestions would be looked into by the authorities of both the Universities. Among those present included Mr. Balwant Thakur, Director, Natrang Jammu, Dr. Sohan Lal Koul, Director, Writer, DDK, Jammu, Mr. Ayash Arif, Director, Festivals & Publications (J&K Film Makers and Artists Cooperative Ltd.), Mr. Mushtaq Kak, Stage Director & Film Actor, Prof. Tej Raina, Writer and Journalist and Mr. Mohan Singh, Dogri Writer.
Mr. Navin K. Choudhary, Principal Secretary to the Governor was present on the occasion.