Asmita Theatre Group in association with Aroh Foundation presents
Street Play “Nanhe Munne Bachche” directed by Arvind Gaur at Jantar Mantar
on 1st May,2010 at 5.00pm
About the play “Nanhe Munne Bachche “-
The play focuses on the need to give equal rights to street children. Basic rights to study, to play and live their childhood. Do we want to give our children tools to work or a kalam (pen) in their hands thereby making them the responsible citizens of a progressive nation?
The little ‘workforce of chhotus’ is found in every sector and industry, doing all sorts of menial jobs. Belonging to abysmally poor families, these children struggle to bring home a few pennies. They start their day early on an empty stomach and may or may not get a stomach fill at the end of the hard day’s work
While the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, came into force on the 1st of April 2010, is being hailed as historic by the educated world, these children and their parents are oblivious of any such development which might change their lives for better. The parents are poor migrants who do not have enough earnings to sustain the family. Each person must be a working hand if he has to live and survive. Besides, the documents, resident proofs and affidavits needed for school admission are not available.
Taking children out of this pathetic situation is easier said than done. They contribute, however little, to their parent's income. Older children sometimes ‘make’ up to 50 rupees, which is about as much as adults. In India, where many people don't even earn the minimum wage, every rupee is invaluable.
And thus we as socially responsible theatre actors are taking a step forward towards this goal through the medium of relevant theatre. So join us in this social initiative and be the change you want to see as we believe that if we all do this together, we will definitely succeed.
ACTORS - Viren Basoya, Shilpi Marwaha .Pankaj Raj Yadav, Malay Garg, Shiv Chauhan, Disha Arora,Saurabh Pal,Rahul Khanna, Himansu Maggo,Palak Bhutani,Anish Kumar,Devesh Nigam,Ketan Kalra,Narendra Thakur,Suraj Singh,Himansu Katara,Manu Chaudhary,Arvind Keshari,Pankaj Shandilya,Dipesh Mohlay,Satya,Manoj Yadav,Sachin Saxena,Nitish,Gaurav Mishra,Tarun,Pankaj Datta,Abhay,Tarun.
Special thanks to Aroh Foundation & Smile Foundation
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