The Yuva Natya Samaroh Bids Adieu After Eight Days of Power-Packed Performances

Hindi Stage Theater Drama Play ADHE ADHURE

New Delhi, Feb 21, 2013 (Washington Bangla Radio / From Ghalib to Kalidas to the urban reality of today. The Yuva Natya Samaroh depicted it all and enthralled the theater lovers of the capital with a series of plays.On the last day of the festival, young performers brought to stage the much-loved and frequently staged play Adhe Adhure that captures the story of an urban middle class family of dissatisfied members in a conformist society.

The story revolving around Savitri, a middle-aged woman unhappy with her marital life and her attempts to keep her rebellious children and a scattered family intact, depicted in a humorous way brought a resounding end to the festival.

The Yuva Natya Samaroh was organized by Government of Delhi along with the Sahitya Kala Parishad, with the aim of providing young theater talent a platform as well as an audience.

Over the past week, a wide varity of subjects played out in the form of various plays like Quaid-e-Hayat, Khusar Phusar, Bada Natakia Kaun, Ashadh Ka Ek Din, Kabira Khada Bazar Mei, and Pratigya Yogandhrayad.

Organized under the theme "amateurs of today - masters tomorrow", the festival received a resounding response from young Delhites.

“We are overwhelmed by the response that we received. It was particularly encouraging that young and amateur artists received applause and encouragement for their work. They had worked really hard to make this extravaganza a success and to showcase their talent,” said Mr J P Singh, Assistant Secretary, Sahitya Kala Parishad.

The festival that started on February 11 and staged plays every evening at the Shri Ram Centre (excluding February 14, 16 and 17).

Besides exploring interesting personalities in Indian history like Ghalib and Kabir, the plays also discussed prominent issues in Indian society including the trials and tribulations of women through a series of varied plays directed mostly by upcoming directors.

Sahitya Kala Parishad, the cultural wing of the Government of NCT of Delhi was setup in 1968 for the promotion and propagation of Art and Culture in Delhi. Honorable Chief Minister of Govt. of NCT of Delhi is the Chairperson of the Sahitya Kala Parishad. As one of the most interactive department of the Delhi Government, Sahitya Kala Parishad for the past three decades and more has been carrying out its mandate with full vigor and dedication. The Parishad has, on one hand, revived and projected the age old, time tested traditions of the country and on the other hand, it has tried to encourage and provide platform to the new and innovative trends in plastic and performing arts which represent our lives and times. Parishad's programs are, at the same time, deep rooted in traditions and also branching out towards open skies crossing the boundaries of caste, creed, colour and geographic limits. Its projects and programs concentrate more on youth, women and weaker sections of society.