NSD to celebrate ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, will stage struggles of freedom

Carrying forward the initiative ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav ‘ by Government of India to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Independence with pride, the
National School of Drama (NSD) an autonomous organization under Ministry of Culture, will
spread the tales of freedom from the stage. Inspired from struggles and stories of freedom, three
plays will be staged on 12 August, 13 August, and 14 August. Performances will be staged
with plays Jagdamba, Bapu and Pehla Satyagrahi in association with various eminent theatre
directors and artists. The three-day event will showcase the contribution of the Father of the
Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, along Kasturba Gandhi (Ba) and others during the freedom
struggle. With such tales of glory, these plays will introduce you to moments of utmost
importance in the freedom struggle.

The event will be inaugurated by NSD on 12th August at 6:30 PM at Abhimanch Auditorium
of NSD campus by Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, Hon’ble Minister of State (Culture and
Parliamentary Affairs). The festival of freedom will begin with the staging of ‘Jagdamba’ which
will be performed by renowned artist Rohini Hattangadi. The play is directed by Dr Pratima
Kulkarni. Along with this, ‘Bapu’ by Natyamandap Patna will be staged on 13th August and
‘Pehla Satyagrahi’ by NSD Repertory on 14th August will be staged.s

Abhimanch Auditorium, 6:30 pm
12 August – Jagdamba
13 August – Bapu
14 August – Pehla Satyagrahi

Covid protocols to be implemented
‘In view of the pandemic, special arrangements will be made to make these performances
friendly and safe, ‘ said acting Director, Associate Prof. Dinesh Khanna. Implementing social
distancing, 50 percent of the auditorium, about 120 people, have been arranged to watch the
play. Apart from sanitizing hands at the gate itself, temperature checks, masks will bemandatory. Passes for these plays can be obtained from the NSD campus for free,10th August
onwards added Shri Khanna. One pass will be issued to each person, allowing only two people,
on first come first serve.

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