Ludhiana: Harpal Tiwana Foundation to mark the 300 years centenary of the martyrdom of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur organised a historical performance ‘Mein Tera Banda’ at Guru Nanak Dev Bhawan.
The play is written by Nirmal Rishi National Sangeet Natak Academy award winner and celebrated Punjabi theatre and film actress. Directed by Manpal Tiwana the play opened at Fatehgarh Saheb at the Historic Jorh Mel and has been performed at Mumbai, Delhi, Chaparchari Mohali Baba Banda Singh Bahadur War Memorial to name a few.
The play was directed by Manpal Tiwana son of Harpal Tiwana the performance of the play mesmerised the packed audience at the Guru Nanak Dev Bhawan Ludhiana and the clapping started from the very first scene and ended with a thunderous roar of Bole So Nihal, even after the curtain call the audience did not leave the venue. Many a poignant scenes of the play left the audience misty eyed with a lump in their throat.
Manpal Tiwana said through the play they want to inspire especially the young as they need to get connected to their proud History. He further elaborated that the play reflects the meaning of Khalsa meaning pure and who sacrifices everything for the good of Humanity in a way depicting the teachings of the Sikh Gurus.
The Play ‘Mein Tera Banda’ depicts the life story of the great Sikh Warrior from his birth till his transformation and baptism by the 10th Guru Gobind Singh Ji and the victory of the Khalsa army on the Mughals, the play celebrates a just, humane and valiant way of life. Supported by a powerful sound track by the Ghazal Maestro Jagjit Singh, Shabads sung by Sukhwinder Singh, Kunal Ganjawala and Daler Mehndi this play has been performed to packed audiences all over India.
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