Chandigarh, August 3: The second day of ongoing Festival of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore’s work was inaugurated by Sh. K.K.Sharma , Adviser to the Administrator, UT in presence of Director Cultural Affairs and senior officials of Chandigarh Administration here today at Tagore theatre.
After a scintillating presentation of Chitrangda by artists from Shantiniketan yesterday the audience relished yet another classic play“ Jeevit aur Mrit” staged by Samvaad Theatre group under the able direction of Kuldip Sharma, a renowned theatre Director of this region, here today. The play revolves around a story of a Bal Vidhva Kadambini who lost her husband at a very young age and did not have any child. She loves the child of her Jeth Dayashankar. One day Kadambini dies of heart attack. When the servants of Dayashankar take her to Murdaghat (cremation ground) for last rites, her heart starts beating again and she gets up. While all the people were thinking that she has died but actually she was alive. The role of Sutradhar has been enacted by Abhishek Sharma, Jethani by Roopi Maan Jeth, Shardashankar by Mukesh Sharma, Kadambini by Upasana, Satish by Yuvraj Rawat whereas Four Servants have been performed Yash pal Kumar, Pradeep Labana,Karan Gulzar, Varun Sharma. The Old person role has been performed by reputed artist Sh. K.K Doda, Yogmaya by Poonam Labana and Shreepati by Kuldip Sharma, the Director himself.
For the Tricity art lovers there is a visual feast of the art work exhibition which portrays the works of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore and provides opportunity to visitors to explore his artistic and versatile works from close quarters.
2011 is the UNESCO-designated year of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore. Tagore was a prolific author and poet, writer, educationalist, reformist, artist and philosopher. The ongoing ten day drama festival shall highlight the various talented aspects of this noble laureate.The Adakar Manch Mohali will present a play “ Baat Suhe Phullan Di” based on three Tagore stories – Once There was a king, Victory , My lord my baby tomorrow .