The Minister for Urban Development and Urban Local Bodies, Nawang Rigzin Jora has underscored the need for promoting of theatre activities in a big way to preserve traditional art, culture and language in the State.Speaking at the concluding function of the five show series of Natrang’s famous play ‘mind games’ at Police Auditorium last evening Mr. Jora said that theatre plays a pivotal role in making the past live for the posterity, besides acquainting the people about the contemporary changes and developments taking place in the society. He said Jammu has a vibrant theatre culture, its promotion in other parts of the State needs focused attention of the stake holders. He appreciated the performances of the actors and commended the writer and director of the play for coming up with an interesting experimental play aimed at inculcating positivity among the masses. He also complimented J&K Police for facilitating Natrang in the presentation of this play.
The play has been conceived, written & directed by Sumeet Sharma, a Post Graduate in Dramatics and recipient of SNA’s Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar for Theatre Direction. Natrang Director, Balwant Thakur honored the Chief Guest Mr. Nawang Rigzin Jora and thanked Mr. Hilal Rather MD Simula Infra for supporting Natrang’s mission of spreading art and culture to the larger audience. Prominent among those who witnessed the play included Air Commander Jammu, Deepak Aggarwal.Mind Games unveils a very common, unconscious and continuous practice of all human beings, chatting with Mind and creating baseless abstract stories all the times, which give rise to thoughts which when nurtured become attitude and eventually shape our behavior and personality causing success or failure.