Guwahati, 21 April, 2011: Sangeet Natak Akademi, National Academy of Music, Dance & Drama, New Delhi in association with Srimata Shankaradeva Kalakshetra and Cultural Affairs Department, Govt of Assam will be organizing the 6th India Puppetry Festival, PUTUL YATRA from 22 -30 April 2011 at Guwahati, Assam.
Hon’ble Governor of Assam, Shri Janaki Ballav Patnaik has kindly consented to inaugurate the festival on Friday, 22 April, 2011 at 6 pm at Ranghar Bakori Manch, Srimata Sankaradeva Kalakshetra, Panjabari, Guwahati Assam.
Some of the well known celebrities of Indian Puppetry who are attending this festival include Dadi Pudumjee from Delhi, Suresh Dutta from Kolkata, Puran Bhatt from Rajasthan and Anurupa Roy from Delhi. Altogether 47 puppetry troupes of the country are taking part in this 9 days festival. These includes troupes from states like Maharashtra, Gujarat, West Bengal, Assam, Manipur, Tripura, UP, Delhi Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Karnataka.
The details of the programme may be seen at www.sangeetnatak.gov.in. Briefly speaking, the Festival performances are from 22 – 30 April 2011, Puppetry Exhibition from 23-30 April 2011, Workshop from 23-29 2011 and Interaction from 24 April 2011 onwards.
It is noteworthy that the Festival Performances will be at Guwahati from 22-30 April and will also be held from 26 April to 5th May 2011 at Shillong, Aizawl, Silchar, Agartala, Lakhimpur, Itanagar, Sipajhar, Majuli, Dimapur, Dhubri, Cooch Behar, Geyzing.
For details contact: Mr. Sasanka Gupta Kashyap – 098640-71544 and Mr. Uday Sahay - 09811418283