JAMMU, Jan 7: As part of its Saturday theatre series, Bhartiya Lok Sangeet Kala Sanasthan (BLSKS) staged musical play “Khushaali Ki Aur” in collaboration with Sangam Tru Art Production at Durga Bhawan Janipur, here.
On the occasion, the chief guest was Dr Tara Singh Charak, Former Deputy Director, Health Department, while VK Magotra, Former Regional Director, Directorate of Field Publicity, Government of India, Dr Anju Dogra from Health Department and Vinod Dogra, Chief Service Engineer, Exide were the guests of honor.
The play was written, produced and directed by ML Dogra, Chairman BLSKS.
In the play, the artists highlighted the importance of the literacy and education in the civilized society with removal of superstitions and social evils.
VK Magotra, MD BLSKS said that India, the cradle of civilization, is now beset with a number of social evils. Social reformers like Raja Ram Mohan Ray, Maharishi Daya Nand and Swami Shradhanand fought against social evils but these evils were so deep-rooted that they still persist.
“Women do not enjoy a social position equal to that of men. A man with a number of daughters has to sell his property or borrow money at a high rate of interest so that he might give dowry to his daughter”, he said, adding that in case the father fails to do so, his daughter has to bear taunts and harassment to such an extent that the poor girl is forced to end her life.
“Everyday we hear about the burning of young brides because of dowry issue. This social evil is to be removed for the betterment of the women”, Magotra maintained.
The artists, who performed in the play were Parul Sharma, Renu Saproo, Deevam Jandiyal, Nitin Sharma, Ananya, Shaan Khan, Dhruv Pandit, Bhuvan Pandit and Mohini Kesar.
In the end, Coordinator of the programme Deepak Kumar Dogra presented vote of thanks.