Konkani play ‘Railway Platform’ enthralls Packed Audience
Mangaluru: The member of Sadhana Balaga (R) staged a drama “Railway Platform” on 13th September 2016 from 6.45 to 8.00 p.m. at the Town hall, Mangaluru. The drama with a theme of enlightening society on geriatric problems was well appreciated by the jam-packed audience in the town hall.
The ‘Railway Platform’ was produced during the 43 days, August 1st to September 13th , drama workshop organized by Sadhana Balaga with a duration of 3 hours daily at Nalanda School. V T Road, Mangaluru.
Well known drama director Jagan Pawar, Prasanna H S and Sathish P B were the resource persons for the drama workshop U. Prakash Shenoy scripted and produced the play. Prasanna H S directed the play. Sathish P B was the co-director. The duo are trained at ‘Ninasam’, Sagar
Sathish P B was the co-director, Bhavana P Shenoy and V S Gurumurthy managed the music, Shakunthala Kini translated the lyrics basically taken from Doddarange Gowda’s compilations and from Vachana Sahitya Koni Sheshagiri Nayak and Satish P B managed the stage props. U Raghavendra Kini was the co-ordinator for the workshop and the play.
Vishwa Konkani Kendra, Mangalore, Karnataka Konkni Sahitya Academy, Mangalore, duo Sri ko. sam. Srinivas Patashala, Mangalore, was the main sponsors for the play and the workshop. A host of Konkani organisations and donors also joined hands in the making it a success.
The inauguration was done by Basti Vaman Shenoy, President, Vishwa Konkani Kendra, Shakthinagar, Mangalore. Dr. Kasturi Mohan Pai, Director Sri. Ko.sam. and Dr. DevadasPai, Registrar, Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy, Mangalore. S S Nayak C.A., Santhosh Kamath, President, Sadhana Balaga etc., were on the stage. Roy Castelino-President of Karnataka Konkani Sahitya Academy also graced the occasion.
Submitted by: Smitha Shenoy, Professor in Journalism, Besant Women’s College