Natrang’s Children Workshop concludes

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Jan 7: Natrang’s popular Winter Theatre Workshop for Children concluded here this evening at KL Sehgal hall, with the fantastic presentation of Balwant Thakur’s ‘Rang Badalti Duniya’.
Twenty-five most outstanding children finally participated in the play, which was presented by them after a 14-day packaged training programme. The play was directed by Neeraj Kant and he was assisted by Rahul Singh.
Earlier welcoming the gathering, Natrang director, Balwant Thakur, informed them that all the participants learnt the art of expressing their thoughts, vision, and reflections during the process of training. In every session they prepared seven to eight new skits and right from the script to characterization, to direction and presentation was done by the children itself.
Today’s presentation ‘Rang Badalti Duniya’ was a satire on the present setup where people change for their vested interests. Set in a market scene, the play opens with the vendors looking for the customers. Suddenly a child appears, presuming him as a prospective buyers, everybody offers eatables and toys. When it comes to pay, the child expresses his innocence and inability. To recover the money, the vendors bribed policemen who started beating the child. At this point a milkmaid appears who recognizes the child as commissioner’s son. On finding that, the vendors get a beat and offered the child tasty treats.
Young artists who performed in the play were Sumedha Manhas, Kushaan Baliya, Abhinandan Nangla, Aditya Raj Singh, Antrikeshdeep Singh, Devisha Gour, Gauri Vaid, Gayatri Vaid, Harsh Dogra, Kyra Nagpal, Mannan Soni, Mannat Soni, Nandini Singh Oberh, Nikhilesh Thakur, Ritesh Gupta, Riya Jandial, Rudra Kohli, Saanvi Anand, Sanchoyita Chatterjee, Sia Nagpal, Simran Nag, Soujanyana Shekher, Suhani Gupta, Sushant Charak and Vartik Mahajan.


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