NTAS felicitated NZCC Director Saubhagya Vardhan
The National Theatre Arts Society (NTAS) Patiala felicitated newly appointed Director of the North Zone Cultural Centre Saubhagya Vardhan, a great connoisseur of literature, arts & Indian, heritage at a welcome meeting, held at Virsa Vihar NZCC, here.
Ntasians Prem Chand Tiwari, Senior Vice President NTAS, retired Joint Secretary Punjab Electricity Board; director Pran Sabharwal, Fellow Theatre Television department Punjabi University; writer-artist Mahinder Singh Jaggi Advisor; singer-poet Subhash Malik Org. Secy and artists presented NTAS’ prestigious “Bhagat Munshi Ram Award of Excellence 2018”, memento, shawl, bouquets and gifts to Vardhan during thundering applause of theatre activists, art lovers and admirers, present on the occasion.
Pran Sabharwal informed that the “Life-Time- Achievement Award”, that was announced by NTAS chief patron International philanthropist Dr. S.P. Singh Oberoi (Dubai), G.S. Kakkar President NTAS, was bestowed on Vardhan in recognition of his outstanding, relentless services towards performing and teaching classical music, creative writing, research and effective rapport with artists, scholars and authorities in India and abroad.
The artists suggested that the base of 33 year old NZCC be strengthened by creating some new posts like Deputy Director/Assistant Director, PRO, Controller of Accounts etc. to avail itself the benefit of vast experience and goodwill of the existing strengthen in the cause of day to day live rapport with the artists, effective office functioning and winning public esteem.
Highlighting the importance of Unity of Indian culture and his plans for the preservation and promotion of Regional Theatre movement and folk arts of all the seven states, U.,T. Chandigarh under NZCC, Vardhan said that he was not interested to peep in to the past, but strongly believed in the bright future of arts, artists and NZCC. Vardhan urged artists to select plays on Indian legendary-inspiring personalities and cautioned singers to abstain from glorifying guns and drugs in their performances. He expressed gratitude for the gesture and assured all help for the genuine projects of innovation and fresh stage productions.