A well-known social activist; Life time patron of leading NGO “Janhit Samitee Punjab” B.S. Saini Retd. BSNL Senior Officer concluded 12 day-NTAS 33rd Annual Winter Theater Workshop, launched jointly by North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala and above half century old National Theater Arts Society (NTAS) Patiala.
He simultaneously inaugurated NTAS’ New Year Theatre Campaign-2018 at NZCC Complex, here. Saini lauded M. Furqan Khan Director NZCC, NTAS’ director duo Pran Sabharwal-Sunita Sabharwal and principals of local institutes for joining the venture of imparting training in “Talent Search–Personality Development production-oriented Theater Workshop”.
Furqan in his New year message assured patronage for the promotion of performing and visual arts. Jagjeet Singh Bhatia, office secretary NZCC joining the presidium for the inauguration of NTAS’ New Year Theatre campaign said that the NZCC is committed to ensure the preservation, promotion and evaluation of arts.
Workshop director Pran Sabharwal, fellow Theatre & Television Deptt. Punjabi University disclosed that during the 12 day span of workshop, as many as thirteen prominent personalities in the field of theatre, arts and literature addressed, interacted and imparted training to youngsters about importance of arts, theatre aspects, acting, voice modulation, senic design, light & sounds etc. Prominent among those include Dr. Sawraj Singh Global thinker awardee; awarded drama scholar Dr. Meenakshi Verma, M.S. Jaggi former director school of acting Time T.V. Chardikala publications; versatile stage, Radio, T.V. films actor Rajinder Verma; actor director Jagjeet Sareen; show organiser– able administrator Jagjit Singh Bhatia NZCC office secretary; awarded painting artist Sukhpal Singh; writer-singer Subhash Malik. Earlier, the Presidium of state’s prominent personalities including B.S. Saini, Jagjeet Singh Bhatia, Rotarian pathologist Dr. Ashok Gupta M.D. Ashok Clinical Laboratory, Jatvinder Singh Grewal, M.S. Jaggi and Sunita Sabharwal joined the ceremony by paying floral tributes to Goddess saraswati and Lord Shiva during chanting of Sanskrit Shalokas. They spoke on ethics and arts and distributed cash awards to trainers and prizes to trainees. The Ntasians presented award of honour memento, shawl, bouquets and gifts to the dignitaries. The workshop-produced programme including a powerful social satire “Lok Tantar Nahin-Van Tantar” was presented on the occasion to the satisfaction of the audience.