“Those words which were deleted before being written, those voices which were strangled before they could even speak, those dreams were throttled before they could ripe-This is the scene of female feticide”
Apoorna- A play based on the theme of female feticide
was staged by Nadbrahma Foundation & Karmasharam today (8 th
May 2011) on the occasion of Mother’s day at Rangmanch Townhall around 7:30pm.
MP Raghuveer Meena was chief guest to witness this brainstorming play. Raghuveer Meena praised the untiring efforts of whole Nadbrahma team including founder of Nadbrahma-Pradeep Paneri, President-Vishwajeet & Theatrical Director Shivraj Sonwal.
A short telefilm about the burning issue of India-Female feticide was telecasted. The composition, theme, direction, dialogues & script of the play were powerful & mind boggling. The play had 3 stories of the dead female fetuses in the world of unborns. Each of the fetuses shared its story of how they were killed. It included story of 3 couples who all commit this sinister. 1 st
couple doesn’t want a kid which is born out of wedlock. So they abort their illegal child. 2 nd
couple is though married but too busy to afford kids, as it would hamper their career paths. 3 rd
couple is forced to kill their girl child in womb of the mother as they belong to the orthodox villager’s family.
The play uncovered the dark side of the Indian society. The presentation of the theme was very unique as it showed the world of those female fetuses that could not get birth. Those fetuses spoke up their mind and expressed their pangs. The stage performers
included Anil Dhadhich, Rakesh, Yash Khaturiya, Shubhangi Rathore, Amit Shrimali, Rekha Sisodia, Naveen Jingar & Kajal Verma. 11 small girls participated which include Priyanka, Ila, Ira, Shivani, Neha, Akanksha, Divya, Riya, Muskaan & Nahid. Prize distribution for Poster Competition:
Prizes were distributed among top 15 participants of Poster competition for the theme of female foeticide. The poster competition was held on 1 st
may 2011 jointly by Nadbrahma Foundation & Karmashram. The name of top 15 winners included Bhumi Aroda, Shefali Kataria, Saloni Taank, Kashish Suman, Saurabh, Vaidehi Paneri, Himanshu Kalra, Prachi Sukhwal, Ojaswini Paliwal, Rohit Prajapat, Devesh , Basant kumar Garg, Dikshant Raj, Archita Gupta & Yaashu Dixit. “Mom word is very powerful & to remain powerful, mothers have to raise their voice against female feticide. In this materialistic world male female ratio is decreasing where as our education levels are rising. This is a contradictory sarcasm on Indian society. People are getting blindfolded by the power of money. This evil practice should be erased from our society to make it powerful country. We should encourage our daughters, sisters & mothers to step ahead and stand united & firm to face these evils of society.”
MP Raghuveer Meena uttered. The play left a question mark on all those faces, which either committed this ridiculous crime or were going to do this blunder.