Thursday, September 6, 2012


- Sanjay Gupta

 In the month of july 2012 IPTA J&K Chapter started a children’s workshop . Workshop was inaugurated by Com.(Dr.)G.S.Charak. After the completion of the workshop Indian People’s Theatre Association J&K Chapter organized a function on 30th July 2012 at Govt. Polytechnic College(boys) Auditorium to culminate its Summer theatre Workshop. Sh. Balkar Sidhu,President IPTA Chandigarh (former Asst. Secy.,Deptt. Of languages, Govt. of Punjab) was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Col. Pummy Khanna(Member National executive) , Dr. G.S. Charak, Ashwani Pradhan(chairman, IPTA J&K Chapter, Sh. Vijay Malla(President, IPTA J&K Chapter) And Sh. Arun Sandal shared the dais as guests of honour. The workshop was dedicated to late. Vijay Bhardwaj, an eminent theatre personality of the state.

The programme started with the lightening of the ceremonial light by the dignitaries. Homage was paid to Late Vijay Bhardwaj by garlanding his portrait. Sh. Ashwani pradhan Formally welcomed the guests and the elite gathering.

A children’s play ‘ASLI NATAK KAL HOGA’ and a short play ‘INTEHA” was performed on the occasion. The children’s play ‘ASLI NATAK KAL HOGA’ is a play within the play. The school children are rehearsing the play they have to perform in their school festival. But they differ over the selection of the script with their director. And thereon unfolds the theme of the play. The children’s play revolves round the pitiable condition of the children. They have no say, whatsoever, in shaping their destinies. They are made to follow whatever the adults desire. Even they are not allowed to take decisions regarding their games and co curricular activities. They are forced to take private tuitions and are encouraged to adopt unfair means in order to secure good marks. They are made tools to play dirty politics of the school management. But in the end children understand the wrong being done to them and rise to the occasion to seek their right.

Sana Dogra as the teacher enthralled the audience by her performance, Falguni Gupta and Nidhika Raina performed their role of faithful students in a very professional manner . Swarit Mahajan as director of the play received whole hearted applaud from the audience, Ritvik Gupta and Hitein Jamwal as student leaders also drew the public attention. Tiny tot Eiten Jamwal made the audience laugh with his naughty character.
on the modern society. Two youths who are in search of a job are time and again distracted from their goal by the so called religious leaders and political leaders. But in the end they see through their game plan and exhort the youth not to fall prey these political leaders and religious gurus. The character of two youths was enacted vibrantly by Manoj bhat and Vikram Rajwal. Hardeep Singh And Hariket Jij did full justice to the characters of Religious guru and political leader respectively. The play ‘INTEHA’ has been written by Sanjay Gupta. Both the plays were directed by Mr. Manoj Bhat.

The other play ‘INTEHA” was performed by the senior artists of the association. The play is a satire
The workshop was jointly coordinated by s/sh. Sanjay gupta,Gen.secy. IPTA J&K Chapter, Manoj Bhat,Secretary J&K chapter and Hardeep Singh. Later on, the chief guest presented the certificates of participation to the artists who attended the Summer theatre workshop.

 Sanjay gupta, Gen. Secretary of IPTA J&K chapter, While speaking on the occasion gave a brief history of Indian People’s theatre association and threw light on the recent activities of IPTA J&K Chapter.  The chief guest congratulated the local Unit of IPTA for their commitment and extended the wholehearted support of IPTA Punjab. Dr. G.S Chark, the guest of honour thanked the organizers for giving him a chance to be a part this memorable evening.  The programme ended with the vote of thanks by the president IPTA J&K Chapter.  IPTA J&K Chapter is performing Nukkad nataks every Sunday, barring few exceptions due to inclement weather.

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