JAMMU, July 16: Children theatre festival ‘Celebrating Childhood’ was inaugurated at Abhinav Theatre with an impressive performance of the play by children ‘Milawat Ke Liye Khed Hai’, conceived and directed by Sumeet Sharma.
Today’s play ‘Milawat Ke Liye Khed Hai’ was a thoughtfully conceived and discreetly structured presentation which featured around 55 children in such a manner that they all could get plentiful ambience to exhibit their innate talent which was brilliantly honed during Natrang’s Children Theatre Workshop – 2017.
Natrang organized this workshop with the support of Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi. The play contained myriad emotions which were depicted through three different stories which were blended in such a manner that the element of adulteration (Milawat) in the stories appeared essential rather than hazardous as other kinds of adulteration. Other than presenting the instances of wit, humour, laughter and drama, the play carried a very strong message about saving the environment as the threat of pollution, global warming, deterioration of nature etc would make the planet earth misfit for life.
Children who acted in the play included Agam Kaur, Asma Gul, Sanchita Dubey, Sumedha Manhas, Vedhant Suri, Vaibhav Suri, Vatsal Khajuria, Riya Jandial, Azad Jameel, Sara Jameel, Simran Naug, Antrikeshdeep Singh, Aamya Sharma, Suhani Gupta, Mannat Soni, Manan Soni, Devisha Gaur, Daiwik Sharma, Kushaan Baliya, Xenia Nagpal, Gauhar Nagpal, Rishet Alec Pushap, Ikshita Midtada, Abhiuday Gupta, Kushal Sagar Sharma, Rudra Kohli, Shivesh Gupta, Aashima Gupta, Nandini Singh Oberh, Saanvi Anand, Samaniya Sharma, Karan Sahib Singh, Aviral Kapoor, Satyam Mehra, Sushant Charak, Pranvi Chandan, Aamya Chib, Ananya Chib, Aaria Zia Sharma, Ashwin Mahajan, Akshit Mahajan, Saibaa, Saisha, Pranay Sharma, Aamrav Sharma, Aditi Gupta, Abir Beri, Sadhya Sharma, Divyan Sharma, Gauri Sharma and Shivangini Sharma.
Music was designed by Brijesh Avtar Sharma, lights were operated by Pankaj Sharma and the workshop was coordinated by Mohd Yaseen, Aishwarya Sathe and Aishley Mehta. The show was ably conducted by Gauri Thakur, Vrinda Gujral and Sanket Bhagat. The allied arrangements of the show were looked after by Shivam Singh, Bhisham Gupta, Sandeep Kumar, Abhi Bargotra, Goutam Sharma, Mahikshit Singh and Mihir Gujral.