Patiala: National Theatre Arts Society (NTAS) Patiala organised their 190th Monthly Garden Theatre Festival as Basant Natak Mela in association with philanthropist Dr S P Singh Oberoi (Dubai) Managing Trustee Sarbat Da Bhala Charitable Trust at Baradari Gardens here. The state’s prominent personalities.
Dr Sawraj Singh, global thinker awardee and winner of “eminent columnist award”, the guests of honour socialites Shyam Lal Navyug, M D Hotel Flyover Classic, Naresh Khanna, M D Harikrishan Khanna & Sons and Niranjan Singh SBOP Manager GDNS Branch, inaugurated Natak Mela. On this occassion Dr Sawraj launched NTAS’ Campaign for making “Patiala Smart City by offering floral tributes and Prasad at the idol of Lord Shiva.
Dr Sawraj, who has conceived the idea, strongly pleaded for bestowing status of smart city Patiala in view of its historical importance its being centre of Education, Punjabi Language, Punjabiat, Sports, medical science, Patiala Gharan Classical music and its contribution in World Affairs. Dr Sawraj lamented that the northern India’s leading royal city Patiala should have been declared a smart city of Punjab in the first instance to win public esteem. Dr Sawraj’s much effective speech got good response from the appreciative audience, who supported the good cause by raising hands and loud cheers.
Ntasians duo Pran-Sunita Sabharwal, members arch Jagmohan Singh, Subhash Malik honoured the guests by presenting to them the award of honour mementoes, bouquets. 20 artists were presented with cash awards, while Pran Sabharwal was felicitated on his 87th Birthday by Jagmohan Singh, Sandy and Bitto. The main attraction of two and a half hour natak mela, was a powerful punjabi play entitled “Maata Dharat Mahat”, sensitising people against water wastage, written and directed by young director Satpal Bangan.DP
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