Source : The Pioneer
Bhopal : Theatre should not be confined to languages. It is not right to say that Urdu is the language of Muslims and Hindi of Hindus. Theatre does not belong to language, it is much more than that, said a renowned playwright Ram Gopal Bajaj.
He was addressing a session on ‘Urdu Drama Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow’ held at Bharat Bhavan here on Friday. The seminar was held under the six-day theatre event ‘Urdu Drama Festival’ organized by Madhya Pradesh Urdu Academy.
Other than Ram Gopal Bajaj, Nadira Zaheer Babbar from Mumbai, Rajiv Verma, Bhopal and Ashok Bulani interacted with the audience. The programme was chaired by Ram Gopal Bajaj and Nadira Zaheer Babbar. Nusrat Mehdi, Secretary of the Madhya Pradesh Urdu Academy, welcomed all the artists with bouquets and thanked all the audience to be a part of the programme.
Ram Gopal Baja adding to his speech said that there are many such Hindus who speak Urdu very well and there are many Muslims who speak Tamil. Drama does not belong to the language it grows bigger than it is. The theme and thinking of the drama are important.
Speaking on this topic Ashok Bulani said that the work of Urdu dramas should be established only when new writers will go ahead and Urdu plays will be available.
At present, the Urdu Academy is doing very good work and programmes. Among the events Jashan e Urdu, Marsiya Goi and more are regularly organised and this is good for the youngsters, he added.
On this occasion, the members of the Committee of Jashan e Urdu and the painting competition winners were given trophies and certificates.