Traditional means of  folk communication – folk theatre, folk songs, puppet shows, ballads, religious discourses constitute a rich resource, which can be usefully harnessed for bringing about desirable societal changes for accelerating development.The traditional forms of communication constitute a potential source for conveying messages for economic and social development. Although communities and individuals have utilised a wide range of media – local fares, puppet shows, street theatres, folk songs and ballads for health and family welfare campaigns but the result has been miniscule. With time, we developed into an ‘advanced’ society where puppet shows, fairs, street theatres are dying out.  Read more at http://www.merinews.com/catFull.jsp?articleID=155353