NTAS Launches Theatre Campaign
National Theatre Arts Society (NTAS) Patiala organised International Mother Language Day in cooperation with Gursharan Kaur, director Languages, Punjab in the presence of connoisseurs of literature, arts and sociology at Bhasha Bhawan, here.
The Presidium of state’s prominent personalities including Chief Guest, a noted scholar Karamjit Kaur Deputy Director languages Punjab, guests of honour Narinder Singh Bhasin General Manager Time T.V. Chardikala publications Harinder Singh Darshi Sabharwal Advisor NTAS & Chiarman Kukhrain Welfare Association; writer-artist M.S. Jaggi, Ntasians Pran Sabharwal and artists paid floral tributes at Lord Shiva’s idol and at NTAS’ prepared pictorial collage of 15 legendary Punjabi littérateurs, dramatists and poets like Amrita Pritam, Shiv Kumar Batalvi, Balwant Gargi, Dhani Ram Chatrik, Kulwant Singh Virk, Bhai Vir Singh, Nanak Singh, Ustad Daman, Nand Lal Nurpuri, K.S. Duggal during chanting of shalokas from Sanskrit, known as Mother of all Indian languages.
In his inaugural message, global philanthropist Dr. S.P. Singh Oberoi (Dubai) lauded NTAS effort and urged the Punjabis across the world to keep mother language Punjabi alive in their families for the preservation of centuries old heritage. M.S. Jaggi in his key note address dwelt upon the need, efforts and results of celebrating International Mother language Day.
The Chief Guest Karamjit Kaur focused on the role of languages towards unity of culture and emotional integration. She inaugurated Theatre Campaign “Padho Punjab-Padao Punjab, launched by duo Pran Sabharwal-Sunita Sabharwal under the auspices of NTAS.
She lauded Sabharwal’s six decade relentless services towards teaching and spreading theater in India and abroad. The dignitaries and scholars like Satnam Singh Assistant Director, Parveen Kumar Research officer, Tejinder Singh gill from Deptt. of Languages Dr. Meenakshi Verma a Scholar of dramatics, Jagjit Singh Sahni and Avinash Kumar spoke about he importance of the Day and our duty towards preservation and promotion of mother language. Ntasians honoured the dignitaries by presenting to them “Bhagat Munshi Ram award” of honour, memento, shawl, bouquets and gifts.
Sabharal expressed gratitude to dignitaries especially, Gursharan Kaur director Punjab Languages for their providing facilities towards daily Rehearsals. Pran Sabharwal and artists Sweeti Rajput, Chandani Rai, Inderpreet, Yuvraj Dhaliwal, Rahul and Deepak Pandey exhibited their histrionic talent and enacted scenes from NTAS’ running plays.