National School of Drama inaugurated its 10th ‘Bal Sangam ‘ in the presence of Smt Sharmila Tagore and Smt Radha Rani on 3rd November 2017 with the folk dances performed by over 400 children across India and Bangladesh.
On 3rd November 2017, Prof. Tripurari Sharma, Senior Professor with National School of Drama(NSD) Welcomed all the dignitaries by thanking them for taking out the time and managing to come and attend the cultural programme of NSD by encouraging the participants of the folk programme.
I feel so happy that this organisation because of which we are all present here, NSD is taking such initiatives like Bal Sangam in order to motivate and guide children of young age in the right direction and learn this beautiful form of art, which further will teach them team-spirit, creativity, help them build self-confidence and defeat stage fear by taking our cultural heritage forward,” said the Padma Bhushan awardee Smt Sharmila Tagore, who was invited as a chief guest at the National School of Drama campus, renowned actress and theatre artist Smt. Radha Rani also accompanied the festival inauguration.
Followed by the inaugural was a combined stage performance of different folks and artists from multiple regions of India and Bangladesh in the presence of Prof. Waman Kendre, who is the director of the famous drama school and welcomed all the kids who had come to participate in this edition of Bal Sangam with Dr Arjan Dev Charan, Present Chairman NSD Society and Mr. Syed Muazzen Ali who is the High Commissioner of Bangladesh adding the grace to the event were over 2,000 underprivileged children associated with different NGOs of the Delhi-NCR region.
Artistes from all across India and Bangladesh have travelled to the capital for this five-day carnival and there is a celebration and festival aura in the air of National School Of Drama where the students, teachers, guests and everyone is happy and cheerful in their own way, looking forward to new activities lined up for the next coming days in the campus of the Drama school in the capital.