Dogri play ‘Bawa Jitto’ staged

Natrang’s globally acclaimed Dogri play ‘Bawa Jitto’ enlivened the audience at Aghar Jitto Mela-2016 with its electrifying performance which was witnessed by thousands of the audiences.
Ravindra Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, Reasi was the Chief Guest on the occasion whereas AH Ansari, General Manager, Salal Power Station, Jyotipuram was the guest of Honour. Ravinder Kumar, Deputy Commissioner Reasi appreciated this initiative of Natrang as one of the most befitting tribute to the folk hero of the region. Presentation of the play Bawa Jitto in Aghar Jitto Mela has enhanced the entire charm and attraction of this community festivity. The show was logistically supported by District administration and J&K Tourism. Written by Prof. Ram Nath Shastri and innovatively designed conceptualized, designed and directed by Padmashree Balwant Thakur, this culturally vibrant play magically transported along the thousands of the devotees and the pilgrims of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi to a 15th century old saga of supreme sacrifice of a poor farmer who gave his life in fight of justice and exploitation by the landlords.
Welcoming the Guests, Natrang Director Balwant Thakur said that if such events are made a permanent feature, they will not only revive cultural life of the area but will also become the ultimate global cultural destination. He also expressed his gratitude to the District Administration, particularly the Deputy Commissioner Reasi, Ravindra Kumar and the local public for supporting Natrang to make all this possible.
Girdhari Lal and Harbans lal, the folk artists rendered soul to the play with their ‘Karkan’ singing. The most outstanding feature of the play was the performance by versatile actors on stage. The role of Bawa Jitto was played by celebrated TV/Film and stage actor Arvind Anand who kept everyone spellbound through his outstanding electrifying performance. He was supported by senior actors like, Renu Sharma as Jojan, Dimple Sharma as Mehta Beer Singh, Anil Tickoo as Malli, Vijay Bhat as Ghaghi and Sarpanch, Subash Jamwal as Raja, Rahul Singh as Isso, Neeraj Kant as Rullo Mohd. Yaseen as Buddha and Aadmi in a highly professional manner.

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