GUWAHATI, May 15 – With rapid modernization, many things have changed in the society including the people’s attitude towards age old values. One of the trends that has become very obvious is disinterestedness of a large section of the citizens towards social participation which has led to the creation of a wall of isolation, creating an adverse impact on the psychology of the child.
In view of this development in the society, Theatre Guild, Guwahati has decided to include a session on social participation at its summer camp for children scheduled in the capital city. It assumes significance against the backdrop of an increasingly consumeristic society where the elders have chosen to isolate themselves from their fellowmen in their rat race for materialistic success.
Secretary of Theatre Guild Naren Patgiri informed that the summer camp is a regular feature in the activity calendar of the organization so as to provide a platform to the children to come together and learn through the medium of theatre.
“Theatre is a powerful medium to communicate and the participants in our summer camp would learn and exchange through this medium. They would be involved in various activities and we would focus on enhancing their social adaptability skill as well,” said Patgiri, observing that weakening of social ties has made the child a social recluse and the need of the hour was to ensure that the child is not hesitant towards his social duties.
It needs to be mentioned here that Patgiri has worked with children and he has used his experience to bring out the best in the child. “Social participation is very important. Otherwise it will create problem in the child,” said Patgiri.
The fifteen-day summer camp would be attended by students of class V to VII and they will take part in group activities as well.