Vijayawada: The three-day Amaravati Theatre Festival (ATF) organised by Andhra Pradesh Tourism department concluded on Sunday at Tummalapalli Kalakshetram in the city. Speaking at the concluding ceremony AP Tourism Authority CEO Himanshu Shukla said, “Credit for success of this festival goes to Vijayawada public who made it a point to watch plays. This reaffirms our belief that festival will be a grand success.”
AP Creativity and Culture Commission CEO Vijay Bhaskar said that the festival marks beginning of a change among public. “Success of this event begins the revival of Andhra Pradesh’s legacy in theatre arts,” he said. The Amaravati Theatre Festival culminated with plays ‘Barrister Parvateesam’ by Shiva Prasad Tumu, Sanskrit play ‘Karnabharanam’ originally written by Bhasa and theatrical adaptation by Padmabhushan (Late) Kavalam Narayana Panicker, Telugu play ‘Swaccham Shivam Sundaram’.
The Telugu play narrates the story of a man who is born in the lap of nature happily without any worries or sorrows. This play was specially designed as a contribution to the Swachh Bharat Mission. AP Deputy Speaker Mandali Buddha Prasad, Law and Justice minister Kollu Ravindra, civil supplies minister Prathipati Pulla Rao, and former Rajya Sabha member Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad, film actor Poorna were present on the occasion among others.