Kishtwar, 13 May: Balwant Thakur’s Hindustani play ‘ Parvaaz’ today vibrated the historic Chaugaan of Kishtwar with the outstanding performance by the artists of Natrang.
The play mesmerized them with the high quality acting and highly relevant thematic content. A hard hitting satire on the decay of moral values among the youth of this State, the play tends to inculcate lot of positivity among the young minds.
The play begins with local problems like growing involvement of youth in drugs and the decaying respectability among youth for elders. Later a young-man emerges in the scene who represents the youth- the biggest work-force of the State of Jammu & Kashmir. This Youngman wants to lead in the world. He also wants to be like the people of the most progressive nations of the world. He is shown striving for the progress and the excellence in life. But in the absence of cordial and conducive environment he is not able to achieve his desired goals. Despite making all-out efforts he finds that he is unable to make any headway in the present circumstances. He is shattered by finding that people out here are engaged in petty fights initiated by the anti-nationals. Young minds are being infused with negative thoughts, thus ruining their life and career.
The play underlines the importance of peace for the prosperity and development of the State. It advocates the importance of brotherhood and communal harmony and advises the audience not to get into the trap of anti-social elements and finally appeal the audience to give peace a chance.
The play concludes with the youth pledging to rise above small issues to touch new horizons and scale ultimate heights.
Very senior artists of Natrang participated in this play which included Suresh Kumar, Anil Tickoo, Sanjeev Gupta, Neeraj Kant, Dimple Sharma, Rahul Singh, Tajasvi Sharma, Mohd Yaseen, Balwinder Singh, Sushil Raina, Abhinav Vimersh. The light and sound was looked after by Shummy Kalotra and his team of technicians.