JUNOON ARTS AT PLAY- JW
“All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players
They have their exits and their entrances
And one man in his time plays many parts”
Taking credibility from the aforementioned lines, which categorically states that engagement with the arts is undoubtedly a phenomenal experience for young sensitive minds, which has been proved by RAHI theatre troupe, which has brought-forth the unsung story of a real life hero – JHALKARI, the ardent aficionado of Rani Lakshmibhai, the freedom fighter from Jhansi alive through their vibrant performance to our boisterous Dipsites on July 25, 2018 at Multipurpose Hall.
The event aptly called “Arts at Play” is appropriately conceptualized and put together by Junoon – an instrumental theatre cast and crew comprising the prominent performers Kritika Pande, Anushree Kushwaha, Punarvasu, Nishant Kumar, Bharati Perwani, Madhur Khandelwal, Malhar under the dexterous command of the director Neha Singh aimed at facilitating a close encounter with theatre for school children to learn, explore and experiment in order to creatively engage with the world we live in.
As a matter of fact, the theatre concert was slated into two time-slots exclusively for Junior Wing students, wherein the first slot comprised of Nursery to grade II held at 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Our Head Master Mr. A.Ahamad Azad welcomed the artists and appreciated the artist performance at the end of the play. . The second slot from grade III to V held during the post-lunch session from 1:00pm to 3:00pm respectively at Multipurpose Hall with the introductory session taken up by one of the artistes Kritika Pande on Rani Lakshmibhai of Jhansi and her tireless contribution towards freedom movement during the reign of Britishers.
The two hours performance was indeed breathtaking and stole the hearts of the audience as they remained glued throughout the show and commended at their mesmerizing performance. The protagonist- JHALKARI, who hailed from dalit family, was explicitly portrayed with her different stages of her conflict and oppressive measures with the British in protecting Jhansi. Furthermore, the depiction about the loyalty and the close rapport that she shared with Rani Lakshmibhai was in fact so didactic and immensely adorable.
The highlight of the Program was the audacious duel between Jhalkari and the Britishers, which was so exquisitely depicted and won the thunderous applause of our ebullient audience. Later, the event got culminated with the feedback session in which the entire crew gave a befitting response to the thought-provoking range of queries raised by our students. The theatre presentation enabled the audience to widen their horizons about the ordeal and agony went through by women freedom fighters in seeking freedom from the clutches of the tyrannical Britishers.
Consequently, the event left an indelible imprint upon the tender minds of our students by their spectacular performance portrayed on the pre-independence era, which would indeed be cherished and treasured deep down their memory lane forever.