Legends paid tributes to Sridevi, Asma Jahangir at NTAS
National Theatre Arts Society NTAS Patiala observed their 203rd Monthly Garden Theatre presentations as a special “Sridevi Asma Jahangir” Shardhanjali Theatre Festival at Baradari Garden, here. World’s noted social personalities, veteran athlete Fauja Singh; Scholar of World Affairs Dr. Sawraj Singh, Global Thinker Awardee and International Philanthropist Dr. S.P. Singh Oberoi (Dubai) and admirers like Satpal Goyal, Ashok Saggar Manager, S.P. Chaudhary assistant manager SBI, Industrial Estate Branch NGM, paid floral tributes at the beautiful portraits of Sridevi and Asma Jahangir, prepared by Ajit Arts. 106 year old Athlete S. Fauja Singh reached the venue with hundreds of admirers and Janhit Samittee Punjab patron B.S. Saini and general secy. Vinod Sharma. Vinod said that Fauja Singh had especially arrived to pay tributes to the great souls Sridevi and Asma Jahangir and to bless theatre duo Pran Sabharwal – Sunita Sabharwal and artists of NTAS for completing 203 monthly garden theatre presentation, creating awakening and providing rich entertainment to Patialvis. Dr. S.P. Singh Oberoi in his message said that “first superstar Sridevi and Asma Jahangir who fought her battle on the streets and courts in the cause of humanity deserve all respects from the admirers across the world. The chief guest Dr. Sawraj Singh said that Pakistani Human Rights lawyer and social activist had to fight all the way to make Pakistan aware of the rights of women and minorities. She was arrested during Zia-ul-Haq’s regime for standing up to military dictatorship in 1987. She became an international entity particularly at United Nations, Sawraj said.
Organised by duo Pran Sabharwal-Sunita Sabharwal in cooperation with Sarbat Da Bhala Charitable Trust, “Punjabi Haas Raag Rang” programme consisting of value based plays, “Lok Tantantar-Vantantar, Sukki Kukh, Kaka-Pataka and guest play “Digital India by Govt. Mohindra College students directed by Surjit absurd, besides folk dances, musicals, Bhand-Naqlaan and one man presentations by Pran Sabharwal was highly appreciated.