In a rare endeavour to provide a congenial platfor m for grooming the dormant aesthetic potential of child prodigies , especially from the lower strata, the Tagore Theatre Society and UT cultural affairs department teamed up to organise a 25-day art workshop at seven different venues in city.
As many as 225 students and others were imparted training in drama, paintings and craft works at seven centres in MC community centres in city, including one at Tagore Theatre.
The organisers roped in the talented professional pass outs of the Panjab Univeristy drama department and national school of drama-Daljit Singh, Asha Saklani, Gurdip Kaur, Jagdish Tewari, Anjali, Abhishek, Upasna, Varun and Karan Gulzar.
The concluding ceremony commenced with an imposing kathak dance recital by Khushi, who excelled with nimble footwork executing “tatkar”, “parans” and other fundamental syllables of Jaipur “gharana” tradition amidst applause.
All dramas or improvisations evolved during workshops only had meaningful themes. The Sector-38 centre delineated the increasing burden on child students due to the expectations of parents in “Hamari Kahani Hamari Zubani”.
Another play “Hadd Ho Gayi” depicted a rare election scene in a jungle by 13 child artists of the Sector-47 sector.
The play “Suno Yajmaan” by Sector-37 centre shared the vows of little angles with big heavy school bags.
The Tagore Theatre centre presented dramatisation of four stories while Hindi play “Mirror” reflected the blind love of parents for younger progeny.
The Manimajra Workshop Centre presented “Garden-the lost camp” in Hindi, while the programme concluded with Sector-38 centre’s satirical play “Ye Bharat Durdasha”, which was marked with touching one liners on the contemporary living trends and politics.
Kuldeep Sharma, director, Tagore Theatre, said the participants were given free training. Chief guests, IAS, Bhavna Garg and IAS Ajoy Sharma were also present at the occasion.