Thursday, 19 November 2020

NZCC organizes Second Online Kala Mahotsav-'Nayi Ummeed Nayi Pehel'

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Chandigarh Nov. 19, 2020:- The second week of second Online Kala Mahotsav - 'Nayi Ummeed Nayi Pehel' organised by North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala, (Ministry of Culture, Govt of India), started on Sunday. On Day-5 on Thursday, artistes from Dhariwal, Jalandhar, Budgam and Jaipur entertained the audience with their colourful performances.

Ramesh from Dhariwal, explained the taal (rhythm), tunes and importance of dhol in Punjabi music. He along with his son Rajesh gave a live demonstration of playing dhol. 

Rashpal from Bolina Doaba, Jalandhar, played different folk tunes on 'algoza' and said about the importance and history of the instruments. These artistes perform in social gatherings and functions and visit different places in India and abroad as performers. They are empanelled with NZCC, National School of Drama and Punjab Sangeet Natak Akademi.

The artists from Ramzan Youth Folk Theatre, Ichgam, Budgam, presented the play 'Mujrim' in Bhand Pather style, the traditional folk theatre of Jammu & Kashmir. The artistes inspired the audience to keep the environment, locality and the rivers clean. 

The fifteen-member group was lead by Abdul Rehman Bhagat, who also directed the play. The artistes delivered dialogues, played music and sang to make a perfect presentation. The instruments played were dhol, nagada and shehnai.

Gagan Mishra from Jaipur, read a children's folk tale 'Kamchor Ladka'. The story is about a boy who refrains from working hard. He meets a saint, who changes his perception. Mishra runs Curio Children's Theatre and Performing Arts Theatre in Jaipur. He is Ustad Bismilla Khan awardee. Padhai Par Karo Chadai, Bas Ab Aur Nahi, a science fiction and Triyatra, is among few plays he has directed. He has been contributing for twenty four years. A scholar and fellow of Ministry of Culture, he has done FA course from FTII, Pune. He is also the jury member of NCERT, New Delhi.

Director NZCC Prof Saubhagya Vardhan addressed the audience and the performers and expressed his gratitude.

About 3000 artistes from the region and other parts of the country, including 750 from Kashmir, are participating in the event. 

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