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Jammu, March 27:

Nutan Prayaas Manch today honoured the renowned actress, Director and writer Neha Lahotra, for her outstanding contribution in the field of theatre at MHAC School Nagbani in Jammu on the occasion of Word Theatre’s Day on Wednesday.

Neha Lahota- a junior fellow member of Centre of Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT), New Delhi is a daughter of Jammu- who has been pursuing the theatre works in acting, writing, producing and directing various dramas on different and topical social, political and other allied issues.

She joined theatre in 2007 and started her journey in theatrics with participation in many stage shows related to drama productions as an actor. She received first State academy Merit Award in 2008 for a play performed in Annual Drama Competition of Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages and later bagged many “Best Actress Awards” for her different plays.

She has been continuously focusing on the women oriented plays, out of which her own written plays, ‘Main Damini Bol Rahi Hun’ and ‘Pulwama’ were the most famous among all.

She was awarded with ‘Junior Fellowship 2016-2017’ for ‘’Scheme for Award of Fellowship to Outstanding Person in the Field of Culture’’ by Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT), New Delhi in August last year.

Sween Puri principal of MHAC Nagbani School was the chief guest of the occasion in her addresses Sween Puri congratulated the team members of Nutan Prayaas Manch for its efforts to develop theatre in the state.

She said, “Theatre is powerful medium in all arts which develops the overall personality of an individual. Theatre is a good tool to change the mindsets of the masses in order to make the society in a progressive way in street orthodox.”

Nutan Pryaas Manch also honoured with “Person of Worth award” 2019 Sween Puri a renowned educationatist and known theatre personality Neha Lahotra for outstanding contribution in theatre World.

The play ‘DASTAK’ – Written by Arvind Gaur and Directed by Anuroop Pathania was also staged during the function