JAMMU, May 7: Bhartiya Kala Sangam presented a Dogri play ‘Maanavta Da Rishta’, based on a story written by Prof Ram Nath Shastri here today at Natrang Studio Theatre.
This play was presented with the support of Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi, and was adapted by Rahul Singh and directed by Ramesh Singh. Regional Director ICCR Jammu, Balwant Thakur was chief guest on the occasion.
The play is based on a story on twisted emotions, relationships and values of human nature. Anil and Nisha are longing for a child since 14 years. But, unfortunately they are not blessed enough to experience the joy of having their own child. Taroo Devi (Anil’s mother) is a very superstitious, arrogant and a negatively straight forward lady. She is always after Nisha and taunts her on everything just because she could not give birth to a baby. Nisha talks to Anil about adopting a child. But, Anil takes this negatively and as a taunt on his manly strength. He gives an example of his friend who married second time for a child and tells Nisha that he would do the same. This gives a big shock to poor Nisha. Also, Anil’s mother tells his long time friend Narendra that she would definitely marry her son second time to see her grandchild. But, the twist comes when Narendra introduces Anil to Pandit ji at an old age home who comes out to be his father’s old friend. The Pandit helps opening the blind and chapped eyes of Anil and so Anil decides to follow his words and adopt a handicapped girl child. He tells his mother that he will adopt her and give her all the facilities and make her independent. He wants to make her a symbol of strength. Also Pandit tells the objecting mother of Anil about his condition. He has sons but still lives in an old age home. He says that there is no fun of having such children of your own blood. This opens up the mother’s eyes and she realises that besides every relation there is a relation from one’s heart and soul.