Gaya (Bihar), Feb 21: Street theatre is proving to be the best medium to make people aware and fight against Naxalism.
In the Shergathi sub-division of Bihar’s Gaya District, artists from Anupam Kala Manch, a theatre group, have staged a street play to create awareness about the harmful consequences of Naxalism and its long-term impact on poor villagers.
Villagers turn out in hundreds to watch a street play staged in the Naxal hit Amas village.
“The aim of the play is to create awareness among the people regarding the Naxals who are destroying our country. It is a step to inform the people that naxals are doing no good to us but they want to destroy us,” said Anupam Goswami, Head, Anupam Kala Manch.
The group of artists belongs to West Bengal and Jharkhand, who have been performing in all naxal-affected states of the country.
Recently, members of the group were threatened by rebels in Jharkhand, but they have dedicated their art to protect tribal people from the clutches of red rebels.
“Naxals have brutally beaten our artists and also received threats on phone and they released threatening statements on papers to force us to stop our street plays. But we are not afraid,” Anupam Goswami, Head, Anupam Kala Manch.
The police has joined hand with the group to make their mission possible.
“The main aim of this street play is to bring the mislead youth on the right path. Police authorities also have this motive that the misled youth should adopt the right path,” Rajan Kumar, DSP, Sherghati, Bihar.
Despite being a target of the naxal fury and receiving constant threats from various Naxal groups the spirits of these social welfare groups are undaunted.
The welfare groups engaged in anti naxal campaign are leaving no stones unturned to create awareness among the youth of the naxal affected areas. (ANI)