Rama Theatre Natya Vidya Sansthan Unveils Natya Rang Utsav

The three-day event is going to be held at the Shri Ram Centre in Mandi House, New Delhi from 5th to 7th October 2023


The three-day Natya Rang Utsav organised by Rama Theatre Natya Vidya Sansthan (RATNAV) is going to be held at The Shri Ram Centre in Mandi House, New Delhi from 5th October 2023 to 7th October 2023.

The three plays, written, directed, and performed by theatre artist Rama Pandey, will be staged at 6:30 PM at Shri Ram Centre, Mandi House. Yam-Putra will be staged on 5th October followed by Shaista which will be staged on 6th October and Sultana will be presented on 7th October. Padma Shri award winner Prof. Ashok Chakrdhar will be awarded “Aajeevan Rang Seva Puraskar” for his works in the theatre world.

Rama Pandey, founder of RATNAV said, “Theatre is the reflection of our society, it should be preserved at all costs. The Time has come when the young brigade of India should start considering theatregoing as an essential part of healthy grooming of mind as it encompasses many forms of arts, especially communication, and expressions. RATNAV is committed to preserving the arts and traditions of both rural and urban India.”

The first play ‘Yam Putra’ written by well-known writer Vikas Kumar Jha, is the story of discrimination revolving around a Boy from the Mahapatra community adopted by a Hindu Brahmin family. Yam Putra delves into the societal discrimination experienced by the Mahapatra community in India.        

The second play ‘Shaista’ is the story of a young girl’s defiance against the practice of selling young Muslim girls in marriage in Hyderabad and Shekhwati. Shaista underscores the principles of women's empowerment, the transformative potential of digital technology, and the fundamental constitutional rights of every individual.

The third play and final play is ‘Sultana’, which is a story about the courage and social reforms within the colour-dying community of Rajasthan. The play is a portrayal of a young woman’s struggle for freedom and justice in the face of oppressive societal norms. The play reflects the societal issues of gender inequality, social pressure, and the struggle for justice and freedom.

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