MICA's Theatre Group Ties Up with AWWA for a Street Play on Women Empowerment

MICA’s theatre group Sankalp was honoured with the chance to participate and perform for the Indian army. It was the occasion of ‘GARIMA Day’ of the 2/1 GR (Gorkha Rifles)

Online PR News – 24-August-2013 – Ahmedabad / Gujarat – GARIMA day is an occasion where project GARIMA was officially launched. It is an initiative by AWWA (Army Women Welfare Association). The project works to prevent oppression against women in various spheres of life like family and society. They fight against female foeticide, child marriage, rape, domestic violence and illiteracy of women. The betterment of the girl child and women are the main cause of the society.

The Chief Guests of the event were Brigadier Anil Beniwal (Commander Gandhinagar Garrison) and his wife Mrs. Beniwal. The event was also honoured by the presence of Col. M. S. Bains(CO 2/1 GR) and his wife Mrs. Bains.

Sankalp presented a street play broadly covering the topics of female infanticide and women empowerment. The play showed the injustice done to women, the oppression and the climax also showed how women and men of today should unite to fight against women oppression and stand for women empowerment.

The actors performed with great zest and passion which struck a chord with the audience.

Brigadier Beniwal praised the Director of the play and said that such events should be encouraged and frequently staged. Mrs Beniwal commented ‘Since the men in the troops mostly come from rural backgrounds, they have certain biasness and thought process for the ladies in their family. This was a great way to pass a message and make them understand the importance of women empowerment’. She also commented that ‘The content was apt and clear, the acting was so natural that I got goose bumps!’

About Sankalp:

Sankalp is a theatre society of MICA (Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad). Sankalp is an attempt at acknowledging the importance of theatre as an effective medium of communication and entertainment, while at the same time exposing students to the nuances of creative conceptualization and execution. The entire event is managed by the students of MICA.