Thursday, March 14, 2013

Social Engineers in Action - Street Play on "Respect for Women"

The students of Dwarkadas J. Sanghvi College of Engineering took a step towards social development by increasing the awareness about a wide range of social issues. This was done in the form of Street Play organized on 14th March as a pre-fest event of PARICHAY 2013. Parichay is the annual social and cultural festival that is being celebrated on 21st, 22nd and 23rd March this year.

The Inter Department Street Play saw various departments narrating stories that threw light on raging issues of the country. Dowry System, Female Foeticide, Eve Teasing, Female Slavery, Educate Women were chosen as the theme topics by the departments to spread the message and ensure respect to women. These plays highlighted in an effective manner the urgent need to protect the dignity and integrity of women in India. Also the theme based on Item Numbers refused to accept the derogatory terms and ways used to project women. It was a voice against disrespect shown to women. They also brought the importance of joint families so as to retain the traditional Indian culture and family values.

The street play witnessed an enthusiastic response from the audience. The event was judged by the esteemed and distinguished jury members consisting of Dr ARK Pillai- President of Indian Development Foundation, Mr. Alok Nath Dixit-  Director for TV and films with 20 years of direction experience, Mr Akkshit Saluja- Winner of Zara Nachke Dikha and part of movies like Tum Mile, Dhoka, many other adertisements, Mr Srikant- Assistant Director of Ready, No Entry, Singh is King. The other dignitaries present to judge the event included Mr. Hemant Kelkar, Ms. Rekha Bajaj, Mr Aunali Rupani, Brijesh Ji, Gautam Khanna, Mr.  Narayan Iyer- CEO of Indian Development Foundation and Mrs. Sreelekha Iyer.

The event succeeded in its attempt to increase social awareness with the help of all the judges and the enthusiasm shown by the college student. This event clearly depicted the increasing concern of the youth towards the society.

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