Sangam: A Salutation to the Rivers of India
The Department of English (PG) organised a theatre performance titled Sangam: A Salutation to the Rivers of India on 9th of October 2019, highlighting the deteriorating condition of the major rivers in India. The objective of the theatrical performance was to spread awareness about the dying rivers and to come up with a resolution to save the water bodies. The programme was honoured by the presence of Rev. Fr. Emmanuel P. J., Director of Kristu Jayanti College of Law and several faculty members from other departments of the Kristu Jayanti College.
The theatrical performance included a drama along with five dance sequences. The characters acted as the rivers and showed how rivers were venerated earlier and the current state of the rivers, particularly river Kaveri, Ganga and Brahmaputra. The dance drama was performed by the first year as well as the final year students of English Department (PG) which was supervised by Mr. Jeremy Solomon, Theatre Artist and alumni of Kristu Jayanti College. There were a number of props made by the students with recyclable materials. The dance drama ended with a pledge to save rivers and other water bodies.
Positive and heart touching feedback was received from the dignitaries and other members of the audience. A few selected quotes:
“All the performers were so involved in their characters, that it made us feel regretful and guilty thinking of the conditions of the rivers in India.” ~ Rev. Fr. Emmanuel P. J., Director, Kristu Jayanti College of Law
“The dance drama was very informative and I really feel that protecting nature should be one of our main concerns. It was a really great initiative taken by the English Department to raise this issue. Great work!” ~ Sristy Chhetri, MCJ Student
This was the first edition of theatrical performance presented by the Department of English (PG) which created a huge impact on the audience. The performance set a benchmark for the other students as it excelled in all the areas of fine arts. It also gave out a social message to the audience to retrospect on the exploitation which destroyed the sacred rivers of India. The spirited participation of the performers helped them to bring their skills to the forefront.
Seba Saji, a first year student of MA English Department, shared her experience as a performer, “It was a thought provoking programme. I appreciate the hard work and dedication of each of the members of the department. A well presented art of emotions. I was happy to be a part of it.”
The theatre production organised by the Department of English (PG) had more than 100 spectators from different departments who enjoyed and enthusiastically appreciated the performance.