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World Puppetry Day: Kolkata celebrates puppetry day with pomp and show

On the occasion of World Puppetry Day, which is observed on March 21, puppet masters from all over West Bengal came under one roof to celebrate. The performances were presented by several traditional and contemporary puppet theater groups. Check out the pictures here.

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Since 1993, March 21 has been observed as World Puppetry Day. This year, the occasion was celebrated with a colourful and enjoyable puppet show at Kolkata's Dwarkanath Mancha, Jorasanko Thakurbari. The show was presented by Puppet Mancha in association with West Bengal Academy of Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Arts, Ranbindra Bharti University. Puppet masters from all over West Bengal, including Kolkata came under one roof to celebrate. These puppetry performances were presented by several traditional and contemporary puppet theater groups.

The various puppet shows included the use of beni putul (glove puppets), dang-er putul (rod puppets), tar-er putul (string puppets), shadow puppets and bonaku among others. (Source: Express Photo by Shubam Dutta)

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Even children took part in the show with their colourful puppets. (Source: Express Photo by Shubam Dutta)

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Puppets in the form of animals like tigers, ducks and rabbits too were seen being carried by the puppet masters. (Source: Express Photo by Shubam Dutta)

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Puppet masters are seen carrying their puppets. (Source: Express Photo by Shubam Dutta)

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Both children and adults came together to celebrate the day. (Source: Express Photo by Shubam Dutta)