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Bengal authorities to advertise artistes, assist them earn livelihood – artwork and tradition

The West Bengal authorities has determined to advertise artistes and performers to make sure that they get to earn their livelihood, amid the pandemic-induced disaster.

Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay mentioned on Saturday that there gained’t be any ceiling on the quantity of people that might attend open air reveals and programmes, supplied they adhere to Covid-19 tips.

“The state government is in favour of promoting artistes involved in different form of arts, such as jatra, stag theatre, recitation, so that they get the maximum opportunity to earn a livelihood,” Bandopadhyay mentioned.

Last month, the federal government had granted permission to reopen cinema halls and theatres.

“In closed theatres, there is a restriction on the number of people who could attend the show. In case of open air auditoriums, however, there is no such restriction. We want the artistes to make the most of this opportunity,” the chief secretary mentioned.

There are lakhs of performers within the state who’re discovering it troublesome to eke out a residing, and the federal government is sympathetic in direction of their plight, he mentioned.

“We have asked the Kolkata Commissioner of Police, the DG and all district magistrates, SPs to allow open-air theatre performances, while maintaining Covid-19 safety protocols,” he added.

(This story has been printed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content.)

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