Ke Kurta Sukh Bhara staged at Gaiety
Children deliver the message of coordination and corporation among humans for the happiness of all.
A play Ek Kurta Sukh Bhara was staged at the historic Gaiety Theater by the young talented school children on February 1.
The show was organized as a result of annual event – the theatrical workshop where children get an opportunity to polish their talent. Department organizes painting, theatrical, classical and western dance workshop at Gaiety where children can select as per their interest.
The story depicted a young fairy that cannot fly and from fairly land two fairies disguised as gentlemen are sent on earth to find a Kurta of some content man as a remedy. They reach the court of the king in their quest and eventually realize that every single person on earth including courtiers as well as common man were not satisfied. In end they found one flutist who is content and aggress to give them their kurta. Everyone waited eagerly in court next day to meet this content man only to learn that his kurta was totally torn. Finally the king concludes saying you are happy for you do not have kurta.
The play was directed by Dyal Prasad and through it he tried to convey the message that coordination and patience are two virtues that are source of happiness and prosperity. In this play total 37 students staged their talent.
All the children did a wonderful job considering the time spent in their training. However all the female students were give role of fairies and there was not much of their acting skills given exposures. Their all moved here and there on stage floating crating scene of fairly land. Opportunity of speaking dialogues where missing. Only two females got opportunity to show their talent but unfortunately it was once again not about their acting potential. They performed a classical dance piece in the court which reminded of other workshop performance held by department- that is- of classical dance conducted by Poonam Sharma held previous evening.
No doubt Kurta is a male’s attire so there was nothing much that could have been expected from female considering the justification of title and theme. However there was so much more females could have conveyed in their message as fairies rather than floating on stage and concluding that humans are poignant because of their impatience and lack of coordination among each other.
Use Offerings Made at Himachal’s Hindu Religious Institutions Only For Hindus, Employ Only Hindus: HP Govt
Shimla-The Additional Chief Secretary of the Himachal Pradesh Language, Art & Culture Department has issued a notification barring the use of offerings made at the Hindu religious places or institutions for non-Hindu Communities.
Directions in this regard have been issued to Commissioners (temple) under Section 27 of the Himachal Pradesh Hindu Public Religious Institutions and Charitable Endowments Act, 1984.
“All the receipts or offerings including gold and silver of the Hindu Public Religious Institutions and Charitable Endowments shall be used only for the purposes pertaining to the welfare and other activities relating to only Hindus. No receipts or offerings shall be used for the purposes associated with activities relating to Non-Hindus,” the notification said.
Further, now, no non-Hindu person would be given any sort of employment at the Hindu religious institutions/places.
“All the officers and officials including the personnel related to security etc. whether appointed or deputed or taken on outsourcing basis shall be out of the persons professing the Hindu religion only,” the notification said.
No further clarification was provided regarding the intended purpose of this move.
Kullu Dussehra 2021: All Religious Ceremonies to be Allowed, But No Commercial and Cultural Events
Shimla-The International Kullu Dussehra would be organised from 15th October to 21st October, 2021, the Himachal Pradesh Government informed today after holding a meeting regarding the same.
The HP Government has decided that all deities would be invited for the Dussehra festival. Orgnaization of all religious ceremonies would be allowed traditionally, but the cultural and commercial activities would not be held.
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur presided over meeting of State Level Kullu Dussehra Committee. Directions were given to ensure proper security system, uninterrupted electricity supply and adherence of Covid-19 guidelines.
It was also decided in the meeting that Language, Art and Culture Department would provide an additional amount of Rs. 10 lakh to district administration Kullu for organising Kullu Dussehra festival.
Wah Re Corona: Himachali Folk Artist’s Lyrical Satire is Factual Rendition of India’s Agonizing Catastrophe
Shimla-Otherwise blatantly vocal and distinctively mass-mobilizing government of India is suddenly in the most subdued self after its proclaimed victory over the deathly virus; participation in uncontrolled election rallies; and permitting maha melas. The stalwarts are in the hiding, while helpless citizens – who voted them into power not once but in landslide victories twice – are dying due to lack of oxygen, poor – unavailable – medical facilities, and the denial stance of the ignorant in the helm.
Drawing a comparison between the fatal coronavirus and the mismanagement of the entire situation by the appalling government; a Himachali folk artist has released a factually appropriate lyrical satire that will tickle your mind and leave you to imagine what has brought this catastrophe onto us. The song is written by Rameshwar Sharma and music by Lalit Sauta.