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Jamshedpur, June 25: The valedictory session of the 10 day Film and Theatre Acting workshop organized at Tulsi Bhawan in Bistupur conducted under the joint aegis of East Singhbhum District Hindi Sahitya Sammelan and Media Mantra Acting Academy was loaded with excitement that underlined new hopes on tomorrow’s theatre and film acting horizons. Thespian Hari Mittal and the weather beaten theatre, film, serial and short film actor-director, Shiv Kumar Prasad who continues to expand his footprints in the zones of acting, combined to add finesse and sharp-edged guidance for effective acting to the students during the course of eleven days where every minute aspect of acting was explained to the participants theoretically and reproduced by the students on the stage.
The closing ceremony, organized at the Chitrakoot wing of Tulsi Bhawan in Bistupur, commenced with prayers to the Goddess of Learning, Devi Saraswati. The General Secretary of Tulsi Bhawan, Prasenjit Tiwari, while welcoming all participants, guests and officials, expressed gratitude to trainers Hari Mittal and Shiv Kumar Prasad for sharing their vast experiences with the participating students in a highly efficient and laudable manner.
Chief Instructor, Hari Mittal who had conducted theatre workshops in 1992, a 45 day workshop in association the National School of Drama, New Delhi apart from several others in Jamshedpur and other Indian cities, shared his experiences during the ten-day workshop at Tulsi Bhawan.
On the concluding day, the passing out students presented monologue delivery and acting within a two minute time frame. The audience applauded each performance that bore the stamp of quality presentations. The performances were competitive and the winners were Sanju Kumari, Jaya Mahanand and Kumari Avishka who won the first, second and third prizes respectively.
Certificates of Participation were presented to the passing out trainees who shared their experiences and at the same time resolved to devote full time to theatre and film acting pursuits. The Vice President of the Tulsi Bhawan managing committee, Vimal Jalan presented gifts to all participants of the Film and Theatre Acting workshop.
Both the trainers were honored with presentations of Sri Phal (worshipped coconut) and mementos. Ram Nandan Prasad, Prasanna Vadan Mehta, Vimal Jalan, and Vidya Sagar Labh along with Trustees of Tulsi Bhawan, Khajanchi Lal Mittal and Arun Kumar Tiwari spoke on the occasion. Workshop Coordinator Sanjay Pathak Snehi anchored the valedictory proceedings while Joint Convener Upasna Sinha proposed the vote of thanks.
Sanjay Pathak Snehi, coordinator of this workshop conducted the workshop and co-convener Upasana Sinha proposed vote of thanks. The proceedings came to a close with the singing of the national anthem.