Theatrical extravaganza

Theatrical extravaganza


The chaupal at Kamla Nehru College was filled with excitement and the auditorium was brimming with thrill as students from various colleges of Delhi gathered  for ‘Concoction 2012’ -- annual festival of the  college known for its theatre society.

The festival kicked off with third edition of the annual theatre festival organised by threatre team of the college ‘Lakshya’. The street play competition, ‘Aaghaz’ saw a tremendous response in terms of participation from colleges all over Delhi. The college is known for its brilliant theatre which has been due to the extensive efforts of the students and the teachers in union.

Prachi Bhardwaj, a student of Political Science in Jesus and Mary College was present to support her friends. She said, “This is my first year of college and after attending this theatre festival I feel I am not going to miss my extra curricular activities in school. It is fun to be here and witness such enthralling performances from various students.”

Explaining the theme of the street play performed by the host college this year, Umang Sabbarwal, member of ‘Lakshya’, says, “This year we have chosen the treatment of people with mental disorders as our theme. We discussed this issue with several NGO’s and then planned our street play.”

The active theatre society of Kamla Nehru gives success of its credit to the Principal Dr Minoti Chatterjee. The principal, who herself is a lover of theatre, says, “I am extremely happy that theatre has become a movement in this college. There is a dire need to popularise theatre as it is a multi-faceted medium,” she tells Metrolife.
The auditorium on the other end was brimming with audience to witness choreography by various colleges of Delhi University.

The winner of this competition was Sri Ventakeshwara College. Rishi Sharma explained the theme of the winning team saying “The malpractices that have increased in our country was the theme of our performance and the positive light among these was shown in respect to the latest Anna Hazare revolution.”
The team dressed in black and white stole the hearts of the audience while on its way to become the winner.

Sanya Batra, a student of Kamla Nehru said, “This is the first time that we have organized choreography along with our annual street play competition. Our choreography team knew the importance of this event and thus practiced hard to present a successful show. ”