A Seven days National Festival, from February 10 to 16, 2017, on Drama and Folk Art was organized in M L N College Yamuna Nagar. The festival was inaugurated by Dr. Sudesh Sharma, Deputy Chairman, Kala Parishad, Haryana. At the outset, a play, “Parsai ki Chopal” written by Dr. Sanjeev Chaudhary and directed by Ravi Mohan was staged and enacted by members of Raskala Manch, Safidon. The play which was a satire on the prevailing corruption in the political system was quiet applauded by the audience which remained spell bound by the sharp indictment presented by the actors. Dr K N Kapoor and Dr. Anil Aggarwal graced the occasion.
On the second day of the dramatic celebration and festival, a play dwelling on the Sikh History, beginning with Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji, was enacted with much precision and accuracy by the members of ‘Theatre for Theater Group” and directed by Dr. Sudesh Sharma. The play threw light on the sacrifices made by Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji and Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji for the sake of the country and the people. The occasion was graced by the presence of such dignitaries as director HSSC, Sh Bharat Bhushan Bharti and Sh Bhopal Khadri member HSSC.
The third day was made memorable by such fascinating performances of renowned bollywood singer Sh Vinod Sehgal whose melodious voice mesmerizes the audience on the day of ‘Sangeet Parv’ which extended from the afternoon to till late in the evening. The chief guest on this occasion was Sh. Anil Grover, Additional Advocate General of Haryana, Supreme Court of India. Dr Anil Pundir, Registrar, GJU Hisar presided over the occasion and Dr. Sushma Arya Principal DAV College Yamuna Nagar, Dr. Ashok Chaudhary, Principal MN College Shahbad and Dr P K Bajpai, Principal Aggarsen College Jagadhri remained present as guests of honour. Some over 200 artists participated in the different folk arts of dance, music, poetry recitation and painting. Dr. Shailesh Kapoor, Principal awarded and motivated with the winners with handsome prizes.
On fourth day, festival of poetry was organized in which poets from different states including Haryana presented their pithy and memorable compositions. The audience was quiet moved and fascinated by the compositions colored by neo classical fervor. Dr. BS Malik, Retired IAS was the chief guest and Dr. Ramesh Kumar a renowned literary figure presided over the function. Dr Sanjeev Sachdeva, a diligent doctor and physician remained present as a guest of honour. Also, on this occasion a literary compilation, ‘ Meri Rangyatra’ by Dr K N Kapoor , one of the prominent dramatist in the North India was released and inaugurated.
The fifth day was dedicated to the comedy where comic play ‘ Aye Janab Aye’ directed by Sh Javed Khan Saroha and enacted by ‘Adakar Group, Saharanpur’ was presented to the much pleasure and laughter of the audience. In this series a second play directed by Vishwdeep Tarikha was presented by the actors from Rohtak, Haryana. Both the plays mocked and hit hard at the political cunningness and opportunism prevalent now -a- days in India. The occasion was graced by the presence of local MLA Sh Ghanshyam Das Arora and Sh Rameshwar Chauhan, Chairman HERKOFED, Haryana.
On the sixth day of the National Drama and Art Festival, a prize distribution function was organized. On this occasion and elaborate and grand cultural programmes were presented by the students of MLN College, Yamuna Nagar. ON this occasion Dr. K L Johar remained as chief guest and Dr M C Sharma presided over the occasion. Dr. Arun Gupta graced the occasion as guest of honor.
The last day of this festival of drama and folk art was celebrated as ‘Krishna Parv’. On this ‘Krishna Parv’ a play, ‘Gokul Se Kurukhetra Tak’ depicting the grand and beautiful phases of life of lord Krishna, directed by Dr Sanjeev Chaudhary, a prominent dramatist, was presented before the audience. The light and Sound system made the presentation more effective and touching. Dr. KC Sharma , Vice- Chancellor KU Kurukshetra was the chief guest on this occasion. Sh Sanjay Bhasin, member Haryana Kala Parishad, Chandigarh and member Censor Board, Information & Communication Department, Govt. of India, presided over the function. Sh. N K Gupta, Chairman Steel Industry Yamuna Nagar was also present on the occasion and blessed the students.
This valediction of this great festival was marked by a grand and pompous celebration bearing the ardor of a religious festival. Throughout the celebration Dr Shailesh Kapoor welcomed all the guests and thanked them with mementos and Shawls. He assured the officials of Government of Haryana and artists from different parts of the country that MLN Institutions will leave no stone unturned and will put their best efforts for the promotion of drama and folk arts. He also maintained that MLN Institutions has always promoted cultural activities which bring about a drastic and far reaching development in the personality of the student who as pillars of society and nation stand distinct. The festival concluded with this eloquent note rendered by the principal of the college. The principal Dr Shailesh Kapoor thanked the Chief Minister of Haryana, Sh Manohar Lal Khattar, for proving such a great opportunity to MLN College, Yamuna Nagar and pledged that institution will always stand in shoulder to shoulder Haryana government for the benefit of state and country.