*To promote theatre Skills &Theatrical Pursuits among new talented students of LPU
* To eradicate all social ills through awakening the theatre -goers
Jalandhar: Under positive artistic environment facilitating free flow of imagination; Lovely Professional University organized Week- Long Theatrical Performances to celebrate World Theatre Day. On one hand, the School of Computer Applications organized 2nd Inter School English Play competition for its initiations “Fight-Eng (English) Fear”; and, on other, Department of Performing Arts organized “Itihas Chakra”, under the theme- how common man has been continuously fighting against corruption and how the politicians just for the sake of votes keeping on exploiting the common-men. In addition, the Department of Cultural Affairs came out with Rangmanch with mesmerizing Choreography, Skit, Short Play, Mime, Drama and Navrasa Dance to add special luster to the organization. In fact, each and every performance carried a message to the society for its goodness and betterment.
On this organization, the Pro-Chancellor of the University, Ms. Rashmi Mittal said: "This special endeavour of theatrical performances, from different Departments of the University, is to preserve, promote and disseminate all forms of art and culture, particularly, theatrical doings among the talented students under the guidance of mentors. Learning, they will also acquire an ineffaceable place for the artistic expression and exchange of creative ideas.” She added: “As the University has numerous students from all Indian states and 30 other Nations; we are investing a lot on such organizations and the things required on these lines so that the inborn talents of the students may not go waste.”
The titles of plays enacted by the students from the school of Computer Applications remained -My Will, The True Beauty, Death of the Soul, Love, Mercy and Revenge, Domestic Violence & Male Dominating Society, Politics over Martyr, Social Evils: Prevailing in Indian Society, Education is her right & Corporate Media: Beware etc. Typical of the human mentality, the plays were basically with truly universal techniques revealing happy unison of ideas and style. Apart from performances, these had been superb on different aspects of dramatics also.
On contacting, a participating student Shwetima, she said: “I and other students like me want to mobilize communities and bridge the divides. In this regard, we all feel that theatre will always be powerful for goodness of the society.” In fact, ‘Theatre’ subtly permeates the human soul and it is a proven means of advocating and advancing ideas that all human folk collectively hold.
It is a universal language by which we can advance messages of peace and prosperity. So, it is to be incorporated into daily life, to let it deal freely with critical issues of conflict and peace and be a universal tool for effective dialogue, social transformation and reform, in this world.