To mark the World Theatre Day, V.M.V College had organised a play festival in the college premises, on March 27. The Bachelor of Vocation Department of V.M.V. College, Wardhaman nagar Nagpur, celebrated this day and displayed their commitment to the tradition of world theatre. Bachelor of Vocation is a three year Degree Course in Acting and Theatre and stage craft conducted by V.M.V. College since last five years.
This year V.M.V. College is celebrating its Golden Jubilee year and B.Voc. Department therefore celebrated the World Theatre day as a part of the Golden Jubilee year Celebration. The renowned veteran Actor and Director of the town Supantho Bhattacharya was the chief guest of the Function.
Chairman B.Voc. Coordination Committee, Volga Thakar was the special guest of the occasion and Principal of the College Dr. Kiran Kariya presided over the function. Dr. Supantho Bhattacharya told how International Theatre Institute organizes the world Theatre Day since 1961, and how a tradition of spreading the message of renowned theatre personalities is in practice from 1962. He told that the day is celebrated for uniting the theatre workers of the world.
Nodal Officer B.Voc., Dr. Abhay Mudgal remembered the achievements of the B. Voc. students in last five years and also wished them artistic success in their forthcoming years. Special Guest of the Function Volga Thakar said that the B.Voc. Course is different from the traditional courses, but it should not only be treated as a job oriented course, it is a course where Bliss of Art is experienced by the students.
Dr. Kiran kariya the President of the function said, as he is the professor of chemistry he is attracted by the Rasa Theory of Bharata. He correlated the chemistry in Science with the chemistry found in the relationships of the characters of the plays.
At the outset the Interview of Dr. Parag Ghonge, on the occasion of World Theatre Day, telecast by D.D. Sahyadri channel was shown on big screen of the Abhimanch Theatre of B.Voc. In the interview Dr. Parag Ghonge narrated the entire historical perspective of World Theatre. After the inaugural function a short play festival was presented.
The First amongst them was titled Kala Ek Khoj Hai which was Directed By Dr. Parag Ghonge. A short play Rehersal written by Omprakash Aditya and Directed by Aparna Lakhmapure and Mzanik Sohani was staged next. The Last play was Kaumudi Mahotsava, written by Ramkumar Verma and Directed by Dr. Manoj Ujjainkar.
The students K. Kartik Rao, Gaurav Raut, Juhi Balbudhe, Santanu Soni, Nirmiti Jivantare, Tanay Mahadule, Satyajit Hirekhan, Himanshu Hatwar, Aarti Sarode, Karishma Meshram, Omprakash Sahu acted in the plays of the festival, titled ‘Kala Mahotsava’.
Music by Vinod Kaushik, Makeup by Nakul Shrivas and Lights by Kishore Battase were instrumental in making the productions effective.
In a nutshell the celebration was really praiseworthy and matching the grandeur of World Theatre Day.