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Punjabi Theatre Festival from Nov 17 at Sri Ram Centre of Art and Culture

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STATE TIMES NEWS

NEW DELHI: The five–day annual Punjabi Theatre Festival

organised by Punjabi Academy, Delhi will commence on 17th

November, 2014 showcasing best of Punjabi theatre at Sri Ram

Centre of Art and Culture here.

The academy under the aegis of Department of Art, Culture

and Languages, Government of Delhi has been instrumental in

putting together the best of Punjabi Theatre at one platform.

Every year, a large number of artists from all corners of the

country fill Delhi with colour, music, dance, drama, flavour and

fervour as Delhi celebrates series of events. Punjabi Theatre

Festival is one glowing example of various programmes

organised by Punjabi Academy.

On 17th November, Punjabi Theatre Festival will stage ‘Kujh

Afsaney’, a play based on four tales of Saadat Hasan Manto’s

BU, Thanda Gosht, Dhuan and Kaali Shalwar, the most talked

about work of Manto has been adapted and dramatised under the

direction of Kuljit Singh a well known theatre personality.

Commenting on the festival, Jawahar Dhawan, Secretary

Punjabi Academy said, “Punjabi Academy has been at the

forefront in promoting the best of Punjabi culture, amongst which

theatre has a strong connect with the public, as always we are

expecting that Delhites will love and appreciate our effort.”

Further elaborating, S.S Yadav, Secretary, Department of

Art, Culture and Languages, Government of NCT of Delhi said, “It

has been our constant endeavour to present the best of cultural

events in the national capital.”

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