About Jan Bharat Rang

The Bharat Rang Mahotsav festival completes 25 years in 2024.

On this occasion NSD is inviting all performing art groups (theatre/music/dance/folk art/folk theatre etc.) for participation in Jan Bharat Rang under the banner of Bharat Rang Mahotsav 2024, marking its 25th anniversary this year. The interested participant groups are required to prepare a production (skit/nukkad natak/music/dance/folk) in their respective fields of performing arts of 10-20 minutes duration. The performance will be based on any of the themes :

‘Vasudeva Kutumbakam’

‘Panch Pran’

‘Vikashit Bharat’

 The groups will perform at a venue convenient to them, in their respective locations on 21st February 2024  at 4pm i.e. on the culmination of 25th anniversary of Bharat Rang Mahotsav, 2024.

The groups are required to record their performances live on one of the three social media platforms – Youtube, Facebook or Instagram. Participants need to submit the link on the NSD portal through the dedicated link to be provided by NSD. by 6pm. A certificate of participation will be auto generated on the successful uploading of the videos. The link is to be uploaded by 6 pm on 21st February, 2024.

A Note on the Hosts

The National School of Drama, an autonomous organisation established and fully financed by the Government of India, Ministry of Culture, New Delhi, is one of the foremost theatre training institutions in the world and the only one of its kind in India. It imparts comprehensive training in Dramatic Arts leading to Three Year Diploma Course to the selected students from all over the country as well as from abroad under Cultural Exchange programs of the Government of India.

NSD also has its centres in Sikkim, Bengaluru, Agartala, Srinagar and Varanasi. Sikkim Theatre Training Centre of the National School of Drama imparts year-long extensive training in dramatic arts. The Bengaluru programme also particularly focuses on traditional South Indian folk art, theatre, and theatre training. National School of Drama (TIE wing) Tripura offers a one-year residential certificate course in Theatre-in-Education, and National School of Drama has established a new extension centre in Varanasi which offers a one-year training programme in Indian Classical Theatre and Natyashashtra.

Besides this, the school has two performing wings- the NSD Repertory Company, and the Theatre-In- Education Company. Over the years, the Repertory Company has presented works of various playwrights and directors who have been associated with it and has evolved into one of NSD’s major institutions, working on contemporary and modern plays as well as introducing experimental work on a regular basis. In addition to doing productions, it organises its own Festival called ‘Bharat Rang Mahotsav’, where past and new productions are introduced and staged each summer. NSD’s Repertory Company also tours and performs extensively in India and abroad. NSD’s Theatre-In-Education Company consists of a group of actor-teachers working with and performing for children. The major focus of the TIE Company is to perform creative, curriculum-based and participatory plays in schools, specially designed and prepared for children of different age groups.

The School also has an active Extension Programme and a publication section. The Extension Programme, under which NSD faculty and alumni conduct workshops in various parts of the country, was launched in 1978 and since then has conducted workshops and programmes for adults and children across the country, and in Nepal, Sikkim, Ladakh, and Bhutan as well. NSD has been actively promoting knowledge and practices of theatre through Cultural Exchange Programme. It also provides an opportunity to showcase the rich cultural heritage of the country before an international audience.