To celebrate the 158th Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, (NGMA) in association with National School of Drama has organised Children Theatre Festival. The event was officially inaugurated on June 21, 2019.Plays developed and performed by children will enthrall the audience at The Auditorium, National Gallery of Modern Art, Jaipur House, New Delhi. All the performances are based on Rabindranath Tagore’s work and have proved to be a crucial tool in giving insight into the great life of the artist. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe National School of Drama and NGMA have been collaborating in organising such workshops for children every now and then. In the past month, participants have been coming every single day to rehearse and understand their respective plays along with instructors. The whole campus has almost been given a new life because of the energy and enthusiasm of the children. Speaking at the inaugural function, Adwaita Charan Garanayak, Director General, NGMA stated, “The children have found a unique way of immortalising the spirit of Tagore’s work through their creative practices. The dedication of the participants and the organisers was evident as they came every day and put in their hard work throughout the infamous dry heat of Delhi summers.” Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveRitu Sharam, Director, NGMA stated, “I am pleased to say that the workshop has been a great way of initiating the process of making NGMA more accessible to the public. Interaction with all sections of the society while interpreting NGMA’s role in the 21st century and making it a cultural hub is an area that concerns me the most. NGMA with its repository is focusing on the diverse modules of increasing interaction with all of society as one to form stronger relationships. This workshop was an integral step in our endeavour to allow people and especially children to familiarise themselves with great artists like Tagore and the museum at large.” The workshops are divided into three age groups – 8 to 11-year-old, 11 to 13-year-old and 13 to 16-year-old.