Guwahati, September 11: Samahar Natya Gosthee’s 12th Annual Brajanath Sharma Memorial Inter-State Drama Festival was inaugurated on September 10 by veteran Sattriya Dance expert Padma Shri Mr Jatin Goswami. The souvenir of the festival ‘Kohinoor’ was released by Gauhati Artists’ Guild President Aminul Haque and the festival lamp was lit by Brajanath Sharma’s granddaughter Neelakshi Mishra Sharma.
The ceremony was followed by the play of the first night; Jirsong Theatre from Guwahati presented “BAAGH”. Originally written by Sisir Kumar Das, the Assamese translation was done by Mamoni Raisom Goswami. Directed by Rabijita Gogoi, the play mainly talked about women’s condition when violence spreads out in a killing spree. Represented by two isolated women – a Hindu and a Muslim – fleeing for their lives amidst raging violence, termed as the man-eater tiger, the play tried to analyse the reasons for such disturbances in the society.