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Light and sound show begins with play on women empowerment

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Ludhiana, February 03, 2014
First Published: 19:47 IST(3/2/2014) | Last Updated: 19:49 IST(3/2/2014)

The ministry of information and broadcasting is organising a five-day "Grand Light and Sound Show" at the Dussehra Ground of New Shimlapuri.

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The show is being hosted under the leadership of information and broadcasting minister Manish Tewari, who inaugurated it on Sunday evening.

The event promises to introduce the denizens to inspiring plays, cultural dances and music, and above all will also throw light on some of historical moments of the nation.

Day 1 was marked by a huge audience from different parts of Ludhiana, including many from near and far off villages. "Karmo", a Punjabi play based on women empowerment was the highlight of the first evening.

The play underlined the atrocities against women that are common in society, but ended with a message that if women inculcated audaciousness among themselves, they could rise far above any odds that came in their way.

Event director Singh said, "The reason behind staging this play and this event is basically to entertain citizens in an inspiring manner. For instance, the play, 'Karmo', not only entertains, but at the same time gives a message to the audience." He added, "It is a great effort by the ministry of information and broadcasting."

Singh shared that this event had brought more than 150 artistes from different nooks of the country on a common platform, adding that they were very enthusiastic to perform in Ludhiana.

Of the 150 artistes performing at the show, 50 were from Ludhiana district, he added.

In the coming days, many more choreographies and cultural dance and music presentations will be presented. The culmination will be marked on February 6.

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