This one is a must for the theatre lovers. The Yuva Natya Utsav 2014, organised by the Sahitya Kala Parishad and the Department of Art, Culture and Languages, Government of Delhi, is all set to take over the Capital stage.Kicking off from 10 February, Delhi will witness a host of plays written and directed by the youth staged every day at Sri Ram Center for Art and Culture, Mandi House. The first day hosts the play Mahabhoj, directed by Tariq Hameed and written by Mannu Bhandari. Day two has Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Kaal Kothari, directed by-Atul Satya Kaushik and written by Swadesh Deepak. 12 February has Surya Ki Antim Kiran Se Surya Ki Pehli Kiran Tak directed by Raj Narayan Dixit and written by Surendra Verma.Swapanvasdatta, directed By Ramji Bali and written by Mahakavi Bhaas will be staged on 13 February. 14 February has Ek Kanth Vishpaayi, directed by Rajesh Tiwari and written by Dushyant Kumar and 15 February has Sabse Udaas Kavita, directed by Mritunjay Prabhakar and written by Swadesh Deepak. The last day will witness Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixHanush, directed by Himansu B. Joshi and written by Bhishm Sahni.The entry for all these plays are free, so make sure you head over on time. The plays are scheduled for 6:30 pm every evening.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. The 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 programmes are, at the same time, deep rooted in traditions and also branching out towards open skies crossing the boundaries of caste, creed, color and geographic limits. Its projects and programmes concentrate more on youth, women and weaker sections of society.WHEN: 10 to 16 February, 6:30 pm onwardsWHERE: Sri Ram Center for Art and Culture
Kolkata: A team of intellectuals on Thursday visited Bhatpara, which has been on the boil since the 2019 elections results on May 23, in the North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal and appealed people to restore peace. The team, led by popular actress-filmmaker Aparna Sen, actor Kaushik Sen and theatre artist Chandan Sen, met the residents of Bhatpara and Kankinara areas. They walked from Kankinara to Bhatpara and met residents to gather the first-hand account of violence in the past one month. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata They said the team would submit a memorandum to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi about the prevailing situation. “We have come here with a message of peace. We will submit a memorandum to the Chief Minister and the Governor on the situation. The fight between political parties has turned into a communal battle here. It was not like this before,” Aparna Sen said. Stating that people of different communities in this area were living together peacefully, Sen said, “the fight between the Trinamool Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) since the time of elections has communally polarised people. It’s unacceptable.” Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state Actor Kaushik Sen said people of Bhatpara and adjoining areas were living in fear due to continuous violence. They also visited the family of Dharambir Shaw, allegedly killed in the firing last week. Sen said they would also meet leaders of opposing political parties to appeal them to maintain peace in the area. When told that no TMC representatives had visited the area, Sen said the leaders must clarify why they refrained from coming to the area as the ruling party had a moral responsibility for the region. Bhatpara and its adjoining Kankinara, Jagaddal, Naihati areas under the Barrackpore parliamentary constituency have been on the boil since May 23. Former Trinamool MLA from Bhatpara Arjun Singh, who defected to the BJP just before the 2019 polls, won the Barrackpore Lok Sabha seat while his son Pawan Singh won the Assembly by-election from Bhatpara. To contain a flare-up on June 20, the police had to open fire that left two persons dead and four others injured. The administration later imposed prohibitory orders in the area.