The much anticipated Dogri Theatre Festival took off at Abhinav theatre here today. The theater extravaganza will provide a treat for theater lovers of the region by staging a variety of plays in Dogri language.
Organized by North Zone Cultural Centre Patiala in collaboration with J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages the festival will conclude on March 24th.
Giving details, Secretary JKAACL, Dr. Aziz Hajini said that during the festival, which is purely dedicated to Dogri language and culture, eight plays will be staged.
“During the Jammu festival it was observed that out of 22 plays only two were in Dogri language. Therefore, a need was felt for hosting language based festivals,” Dr. Hajini said.
Continuing further, he said that it was in this backdrop that it was thought expedient to hold theatre festivals in Dogri and Kashmiri languages.
As per details given by him the theater festival in Kashmiri language will begin at Tagore Hall Srinagar on 20th of this month.