Pune, Maharashtra India (PressExposure) June 03, 2011 -- People without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture are like trees without roots. India was on the threshold of freedom and there were a number of cultural groups coexisting in the country. To bring the different sects and religious communities of the country together so they could participate with undisputed harmony, the leaders felt a great need for a national cultural policy. It was then that student-leader of the Bombay city, Shri Rohit Dave laid down the rules and regulations of the "Indian National Theatre", keeping in mind the participation not only of the artistes as a class, but the common man of India. Watch Garja Maharashtra on Saturday, 4th June 2011 at 8:30 pm to know more about the Indian National Theatre (INT) only on IBN-Lokmat.
Founded in the year 1944 in the city of Bombay, the Indian National Theatre is today one of the foremost pioneer theatre organisations in India. Smt. Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay was elected INT's 1st President and Shri Rohit Dave became the Vice-President under whose leadership the theatre grew by leaps and bounds. The INT has a number of stage productions to its credit, but its special contribution to the theatre movement in India has been in the field of ballet and dance-drama with fabulous ballets like 'Discovery of India', 'Rhythm of Culture', 'Usha', 'Raj Nartaki', etc. The INT has been equally active in the field of dramatic productions. It has set up a number of drama units in English and various Indian languages like, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, etc. One of the major contributions of the INT to the theatre movement in India is its Theatre Service Department. This section has a remarkable collection of costumes, ornaments, sets and equipment which can meet the requirements of a wide variety of productions. The INT is affiliated to the Theatre Centre (India) and through this national body to the UNESCO'S International Theatre Institute, Paris.
Indian National Theatre has been one of the premiere theatre institutions of India, its fundamental aim being not only to function as a performing unit, but also, encourage and nurture the performing arts that are uniquely Indian in character. Know more about the accomplishments of the Indian National Theatre on Saturday 4th June 2011 at 8:30 pm in Garza Maharashtra only on IBN-Lokmat.
You can also watch a repeat of this episode on Sunday i.e. 5th June 2011 at 11:30 am.