Well known theatre, film and television artist Gil Alon said that art and drama are integrated into the development of a child right from the elementary school stage in Israel. He was addressing a gathering of film and television professionals at Marwah Studios on an invitation from Sandeep Marwah. Gil Alon mentioned that there are 10 Drama School and close to 2500 plays are staged annually in his country with a population which is almost sixty five percent that of New Delhi. Theatre in Israel enjoys the support of the govt., he added. Gil Alon was of the view that Israelis are creative by nature. An actor must follow the dictate of his heart and be himself while performing on the stage or facing the camera. Gil Alon was accompanied by President of Indo-Israel Friendship Association A.C. Peter and a senior diplomat from the Embassy of Israel in Delhi, Ms. Michal Weiler-Tal among others.