For the last 34 years, Vasantro Acharekar Sanskritik Pratishthan is conducting this competition in two categories viz. School & Open. The main aim for hosting this competition is making avail an avenue for new artists to present their art and increase sensitivity mongst the audience.

This competition received such an overwhelming response from all over Maharashtra, Goa & Karnataka, that “first round” was introduced for open category from 21st year of this competition. This gives the best opportunity for students to perform in this prestigious state level competition. year 2002 was celebrated as a Silver Jubilee Year for Nath Pai One Act Play Competition. Various functions were organised to commemorate this event. Felicitation of Dr. Sriram Lagoo, Damu Kenkare & Vijay Tendulkar the trimurtee of marathi stage. These stalwarts were felicitated in their diamond jubilee year by the Chief Guest Shri. Chandrakant Gokhale, the veteran film and drama personality.Vasantro Acharekar Sanskritik Pratishthan conducted the survey of the assosiations hosting the “one act play competition’ in Sindhudurg Dist. A get-together of all these activists was hosted. The Chiefs of I.N.T., Purshottam, Sufala, Mrigjala the major association of Maharashtra who have been conducting the one act play competitions were present on the occassion. In honour of famous playwright Vijay Tendulkar a special festival of his one act plays was organised. Dr. Sriram Lagoo inaugarated the “Script Bank” of one act plays during this festival. Around 1250 scripts are available in this first “Script Bank” in Konkan Region. On the occasion, the Silver Jubilee year, Vasantrao Acharekar Sanskritik Pratishthan, held seminar named “ Marathi Rangbhumi Sadyasthicha"