Open-air street play performed by DPS Srinagar students at Tagore Hall
Social issues like conflict victims, eve-teasing, drug addiction, third gender discrimination were highlighted.
The dramatic club of Delhi Public School Srinagar presented and enacted a street play ‘Acche din Ayenge’ at the second edition of ‘Spring Theatre Festival’. The play was written and directed by Sajid Reshi – the dramatics teacher of the school. The festival was organised by Actors Creative Theatre (ACT) in collaboration with the J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages (JKAACL) at the fabled theatre – Tagore Hall.
A large audience including renowned theatre personalities watched the play and appreciated the performers. Manzoor Ahmad, a renowned theatre expert likened them to “NSD trained actors” and declared that “the way they presented their play is a model for other Kashmiri theatre practitioners.” Similarly, renowned broadcaster Himayun Qaiser said, “The performance of the students was truly a joy to behold”.
The dramatics teacher Sajid Reshi expressed his joy at the praise and performance of the students and said “The mandate of the school dramatic club is to use theatre as a vehicle of progressive thought by highlighting social issues like conflict victims, eve-teasing, acid attack, drug addiction, third gender discrimination, and women empowerment. We already have a grand history of Band e Pather, which is a model of social theatre and we are trying to revive it.”
Congratulating the students, Principal Shafaq Afshan said “We are delighted that the theatre group is making waves in the world beyond the school, and testifies to the immense belief and talent of our students and staff.”
Chairman Vijay Dhar also congratulated the students for their stellar performance saying, “At DPS Srinagar we believe in holistic education, and revival of glorious traditions of the past. The cultivation of theatre is aimed at this revival and development of talent and we are immensely delighted that our efforts are paying dividends.”