Have you ever wondered about the little things that all add up? How drops come together to create oceans or dissipate to become a barren land that chokes the lifeblood of millions?
The Legal Aid Clinic from District Legal Services Authority collaborated with Nurture Nature Global and the Rotary Club of Chandigarh, Shivalik to perform a Nukkad Natak or Street Play on Climate Change on October 2, 2017 in Sector 17 Plaza at 5:30 pm.
Rahul Sangwan, coordinating member of the Theatre Wing, “Kalawkar”, of the Legal Aid Clinic, directed the play. According to Sangwan, “Nukkad Natak, desh badalne ka nazariya pesh karta hai!” and he has left no stone unturned to put forward the various ill-doings of humans which lead to climate change.
Wastage of water and the direct responsibility of the citizens were highlighted in the play. ‘When it comes to water, every drop of effort counts’ was the main motive of the play, which they showcased beautifully.
The play started with a call before anything else. All the members of the play ran about the plaza, drawing people nearer so they could listen to the ritual that was about to take place. The play was a very raw and true rendition of harsh realities that have now become, sadly stereotypical enough to be ignored by the masses. It is all either the government’s fault or the other people, never our own responsibility.
The play was hard-hitting, direct and clear on the consequences of water scarcity and the resulting farmer suicides. Spectators marveled at the ease and flow of the actors. This is probably because the cause resonated with everyone so completely, waking them all up, as if from a dream and because the actors were so committed to the communication of their message. Jasmine, a promising newcomer who coordinated the event, said: “I want to be useful to the world I live in.”
Jann Ki Baat has been showing people the utmost truth of the world, the reality of our own society and the ignorance behavior we all possess. They have been focussing on the topics which are related to all of us as a whole. Hence, showing that the name ‘Jann ki Baat’ could not have been more appropriate. Their Nukkar Natak was an evidence to their enthusiasm and focus to save the earth from none other than Humans.
Meher is a freelance conceptual artist, writer and activist. She is an avid reader, singer, runner and a foodie!