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ALFAAZ 2015

This year Natyansh introduced two more activities ‘On the Spot Drawing Competition’ for school children and ‘Online photography Competition’ open for all.

About 200 students participated in drawing competition with the themes of Shades of Women, Status of Women, Me and My Mother organized at St. Anthony Sen. Sec. School. Participants were divided into two categories Junior from class 5-8 and Senior from class 9-12 and their painting were judged by the renowned drawing artists of Udaipur viz., Prof. Meena Baya, Ms. Charul Choyal and Mrs. Kiran Murdia. Certificates were given to all the participants. Winners were awarded with a cash prize and certificates.

It is true that first enemy of a woman is a woman. We cannot always blame man for atrocities against woman. National Theatre Festival Alfaaz 2015 presented by Hindustan Zinc Limited, asked the same questions to the audience. Janardan Rai Nagar Rajasthan Vidhyapeeth University supported us by providing its auditorium at Manikya Lal Verma Shramjeevi College. The two plays performed in Alfaaz 2015 presented the fact that how a woman stops another woman to do what she likes and if a woman supports a woman, she can fulfill her dream. First day Natyansh performed play ‘Dulhan Ek Pahad Ki’ Hindi adaptation of Isobel Andrews play ‘Bride from the Hills’. Plays revolve around a newlywed bride who belongs from an open minded family has to adjust in a family where woman are not allowed to go out of the home. Avitoko group from Mumbai presented their solo play ‘Bimb Pratibimb’ written and performed Ms. Vibha Rani. The play was a satire on the society. The reporter of the play was helping widow women to marry again but not agreed with the fact that her son married to a widow woman.

We received unexpected response of ‘Online Photography Competition on the theme of ‘Shades of Women’. About 250 photographs were received and were judged by the panel of expert viz., Mr. Rajdeep Sharma (Senior Photo Journalist – Rajasthan Patrika), Mr. Rishabh Jain (Chief Photo Journalist – Dainik Bhaskar). Mr. Claude D’souza (Photographer and Ex Manager – The Times of India). Winner of photography competition was awarded with a cash prize and a certificate. Thousands of people witnessed the play and exhibition of paintings made by students and photographs of photography competition. 

With 50 street plays, competitions and stage play we reached an audience of about 3000 persons.