‘Militancy, decay and corruption, won’t be accepted by culture’- Under this slogan the ‘Jatiya Natya Utsab 2020’ is underway with the participation of over 400 theatre troupes of the country. This massive theatre festival began on February 12 across 64 districts which will continue until February 29.
On the first day of the festival, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the festival through video conferencing from Ganabhaban on Wednesday (February 12) at 11:30am. At the same time, the inauguration ceremony was simultaneously broadcast in the presence of the personalities of culture and thespians in the District Administration Office in each district.
On the second day of the festival (Thursday) the 20th staging of ‘Radcliffe Line’, a popular play by Batighor, was staged at 7pm at the Experimental Theater of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. The production and direction of this play, which is widely discussed in the audience and the theater scene, is by Muktonil.
Bengal is today divided because of Radcliffe. Following the scribbles of the pen lines barbed wire has passed through the temples - mosques, schools, playgrounds, two brothers' houses, paddy fields. Today, underneath the division of the barbed wire the country is moving forward, civilization is moving forward. But the tunnel of doubt is getting longer and longer.