NHRC extends by 10 days the last date for entry to its first 'Street Theatre Festival and Awards Scheme-2018'. (01.08.2018)

PRESS RELEASE

New Delhi, 1st August, 2018
The National Human Rights Commission has extended the last date by 10 days from 31st July, 2018 to 10 August, 2018 for receipt of entries for its first 'Street Theatre Festival and Awards Scheme-2018'. This is the final extension and no entries will be entertained after 10th August, 2018 till 05.00 p.m.
The aim is to recognize, encourage and promote the creative methods of the Indian citizens for communication through street plays in order to build awareness about the protection and promotion of human rights.
The inaugural run of the competition is open for the participation of the college theatre groups as well as registered theatre groups of Delhi-NCR region with their street plays in the contemporary spoken Hindi only.
The groups whose street plays will be shortlisted for performance will be paid Rs. 25,000/- each to meet various expenditures towards the production cost etc apart from the participation certificates. Besides this, the three best performances for the first, second and third positions will be given the prize money of Rs.1 lakh, Rs.60 thousand and Rs.40 thousand respectively along with certificates and trophies.
The themes of the street plays could be broadly-based on various socio-economic, cultural and political rights within the ambit of right to life, liberty, equality and dignity and covering issues specific to bonded and child labour, women & children's rights, rights of elderly persons, disabled rights, right to healthcare, issues of fundamental freedoms, human trafficking, domestic violence, human rights violation due to police atrocities, custodial violence and torture, socio-economic disparities, rights of indigenous people, prison reforms, right to education, right to clean environment, right to work, right to equality before law, right to food and nutritional security, various human rights violations and their redressal mechanism.

The NHRC is completing its silver jubilee in 2018, hence street plays may also be educative and informative about the human rights violations and their redressal mechanism in the country and challenges being faced by those involved in the promotion and protection of human rights.
The detailed terms and conditions of the competition along with the application form can be downloaded from the Notice Board on the home page of the website of the Commission, www.nhrc.nic.in. For any further queries, the Deputy Director (Media & Communication), NHRC can also be contacted.
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