Play to highlight plight of women staged at Spring Dale
The Delhi gang rape in December last year and the plight of women through the ages found a voice in a play titled 'Agni-the fire within' staged at Spring Dale Senior School on Sunday as part of the school's annual theatre festival.
The play, which saw the participation of 700 girls and boys from Classes IX to XII, ended with the reflection that there was a dire need to improve the lot of women, who play important roles in society.
Rajiv Kumar Sharma, principal, Spring Dale Senior School, said that the play begins with the portrayal of the Delhi gang rape, goes on to lampoon high society women who participate in protests against such crimes with the sole aim of hogging media limelight, rampant discrimination against girls in society since the ancient times and ends with an advice to do something to curb crimes against women.
SS Sandhu, chairman, Spring Dale Educational Society, who presided over the event, said that the school was doing its best to make the masses aware that girls were as capable as boys and an important part of society. “Girls and boys get equal regard in our school as far as admissions, student exchange programmes, participation in various events is concerned,” he said.
Stating that the school has always been committed to the cause of the girl child and shall continue to do so even in the future, Sandhu said that with a view to empowering women through education, a special award has been instituted in the memory of late Manveen Sandhu to honour girls, who tread an uncharted path in the field of education.