Udalguri DC Amar Gaon Pabitra Rabha
Udalguri deputy commissioner Dr. P. Uday Praveen at Amar Gaon in Jalah village near Tangla town in Udalguri district on Monday. Image credit - Northeast Now

A group of students from Tata Institute of Social Science TISS Mumbai visited Amar Gaon, the residence-cum-studio of National School of Drama alumni Pabitra Rabha at Jalah village near Tangla town in Udalguri district.

Rabha runs a theatre group – Dapon: The Mirror – where dwarf theatre personalities act and it has gained widespread recognition across the length and breadth of the nation.

The TISS Mumbai during their visit to Amar Gaon on Monday also had interactions with the dwarf actors associated with artiste Pabitra Rabha-led theatre group.

Udalguri deputy commissioner Dr. P. Uday Praveen also visited Amar Gaon on Monday.

Through the theatre group, Rabha has been providing livelihood and shelter to a number of dwarf actors and has provided them an opportunity to live a life with dignity.

Deputy commissioner Praveen lauded the initiative of Rabha.

He also appreciated the efforts of the group of students from Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS) Mumbai for conducting a special session on the topic ‘Identifying the problems in community and to resolve the issues through community based solutions’.

Pertinently, Khil Khilai under Dapon is another wing of the group which lays special emphasis on theatre in education holding a grand project ‘Theatre and Vocational Training’ for dwarves regarding humanity and prosperity.

It provides all sorts of training and psychological treat to develop their mental ability.

Workshops and seminars are held by Khil Khilai where scholars from across the country guide them in various prospects of performing arts.

Shajid Khan

Shajid Khan is Northeast Now Correspondent in Udalguri. He can be reached at: itsshajidkhan@gmail.com