Acharya Narender Dev College hosted their annual theatre production at sri ram centre

Dhwani, the acharya narender dev college’s Dramatics Society as a progression of the endeavour presented a new-age version of the much acclaimed story ““Kasauti, The Quest for Truth” on March 11-12, 2015 at the Shri Ram Centre, Safdar Hashmi Marg, New Delhi.
This Production, the fifth in series addresses the very contemporary societal concerns taking the trilogy of ‘Mantra’, ‘Panchayat’ and ‘Budi Kaki’ as yardstick – stories that are individual works-of-art by well known writer of Hindustani literature Munshi Premchand. The play strives to bring to the fore problems of modern day living wherein stressful life coupled with greed and egoistical existence has transformed man into a maniac. The play showcases the belief that basic human nature to help others in need never ceases to exist, even if it gets eclipsed momentarily with the trappings of life. Rich-poor, hindu-muslim, upper-lower caste divides that exist only in the minds of people while credence of good human nature ingrained by God outshines every other malady afflicting the society and has a permanent stature. The play spins a web amongst the trilogy and very succinctly espouses triumph of age-old values including respect for elders, dedication to one’s duties and selfless service to all over the demonic vice including self-centred approach.
The theatrical production is designed and directed by renowned theatre personality Mr. Ajay Manchanda and scripted by Mr. Anis Azmi, Secretary, Urdu Academy. Professor Najma Siddiqi, Former Head and Dean, Department of Education, University of Delhi, was the Chief Guest for the inaugural showoff the production on 12, march 2015. Principal of the college, Dr. Savithri Singh, stated that the college’s Dramatics Society ‘Dhwani’ has presented very mature theatre productions since its inception in the year 2011. Dr. Singh congratulated the director, script writer and students for their excellent work.
The director of the play, Ajay Manchanda, a vibrant theatre personality, has been active in Delhi Theatre since 1978. He has directed more than 120 plays in Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi & Hindustani for both children & adults. He has also designed, conducted and directed a course ‘Effective Communication and Personality Development through Theatre’ (ECPDT) as a certificate add-on course for University of Delhi which has been successfully conducted in our College since 2009.

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