Jammu, Jan 24: In connection with the celebrations of National Girl Child Day-2016 organized by District Administration Jammu, Natrang presented Balwant Thakur’s highly acclaimed Dogri play ‘Suno Eh Kahani’ here at General Zorawar Singh Auditorium, University of Jammmu, Jammu. Mr. B.R. Sharma IAS, Chief Secretary, Jammu and Kashmir Government was the Chief Guest on the occasion, where as Mr. Simrandeep Singh IAS, District Development Commissioner, Jammu was the host of the event.
Play ‘Suno Eh Kahani’ was based on the story of a young girl ‘Guddi’ representing a major section of rural lower middle class adolescent young girls, who are forced into matrimony at a very tender age. Guddi is fully aware of the strains of early marriage, as it has taken its toll in untimely death of her mother. She wants to grow and get educated before she takes up the responsibility of married life. Her dreams are shattered, a ‘suitable’ groom is found and marriage date is fixed. While the marriage ceremonies are being performed, help comes in the form of intervention by legal authorities and decision of marriage is deferred for appropriate time. The play highlights the plight of young girls who are sacrificed at the altar of rotten, redundant customs of illiterate and ignorant sections of our society.
The senior most artists of Natrang who gave enthralling performances included Suresh Kumar, Sanjeev Gupta, Anil Tickoo, Pawan Verma, Rahul Singh, Mohd. Yaseen, Sakshi Prakash, Rajan Thakyal, Ankush Lakhnotra, Ashwani Bali, Shivam Singh and Vishal Sharma.