KANGRA - A unique presentation by woman writer and director, who showcased Swami Vivekananda's Life and teachings, was staged in the auditorium of Dr. Rajender Prasad Govt. Medical College Kangra on January 12, this year to celebrate 151th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda and to mark the culmination of the Swami Vivekananda Sardhashati-Samaroh and left the audience spell bound and the play was inspiring and effective.
The play was organized by Vivekananda Kendra Kanayakumari, branch Kangra, a spiritually oriented service mission, and Aman Kachroo Trust and sponsored by National Rural Health Mission Himachal Pradesh. The play was staged by Rahdika Creation Nagpur for two and half hours was inspiring and the audience appreciated the talent of the artists particularly of Partik Giakward and Anil Palkhar who played the role of Swami Vivekananda as youth and as elderly respectively besides role of Rama Krishena Parmahams played by Jaint Pathak too was tremendously lauded by the audience.
The play was focused on the depictions of the high lights of the actual incidents in the life of Swami Vivekananda from his Childhood, meeting his guru Rama Krishna, his meditation on Rock amid three seas at Kanaya Kumari on December 25, 26 and 27 1892, his Chicago address and service to the nation through Rama Krishna Mission. His call to the youth of the country ' Arise Awake and stop not till the goal is reached' at end of the show was appreciated by the young audience.
The play highlighted the plight of women in India through the eyes of Vivekananda and his oneness with the people belonging to then untouchable section of the society. Swami Vivekananda deplored the society for putting wedge in the social fabric of the country and said that all were belonging to one section of the society because every human being was smaller parts of that great God.
The meeting of young Narian with Rama Krishna was presented in such a way that the jam packed auditorium by the youths and elderly people turned emotional.
The Swamiji's addressed to the world religious conference on September 11, 1893 was aptly presented leaving entire auditorium to clap over his first words of his speech 'My Sisters and brothers of America'.
Sarika Pandse, the Director of the Play who showcased the life and teachings of Swami ji said that it was 150th presentation of this play here at Kangra. She said that this play was staged in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Madhay Pradesh, Chatisgarh, Assam and Kanya Kumari.
She said that this drama has strong message of positivity, strength of Character and philosophy of simple living and high thinking.
The students of Dr. Rajender Prasad Govt. Medical College Kangra at Tanda, Central University Himachal Pradesh, Nursing College Tanda , National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) Cheeb Kangra, Paramedical institute Tanda and intellectuals of Kangra and Dharamshala besides the students of more than a dozen schools witnessed the show and appreciated it. The function was attended by the MBBS and Post Graduate students of Medical college besides by the faculty members and paramedical and non teaching staff of the DRPGMC Tanda.
The artists and the production team were honoured by the Principal of DRPGMC Tanda Prof. Anil Chauhan and Sub Divisional Magistrate Kangra Ajit Bhardwaj.
On this occasion 12 students who had figured in the merit list of multiple choice question competition organized by Vivekananda Kendra in which 3000 students from 36 schools had taken examination on eight centers in the district, were given prizes. Three participants from the audience were also given literature of Swami Vivekananda.
A book stall was put up at the entrance of the auditorium the occasion. Following this program there were offers from different places to start the Kendra activity in their areas with their involvement.