NewZNew (New Delhi) : They might not have the vision of the eyes to see this beautiful world like us, but there is no dearth of artistic vision and expression in these children! A group of 50 visually impaired children have came together to dazzle the capital with their performance of a musical play ‘Khushi Ek Ehsaas’ to be performed at Kamani Auditorium today.
Directed by renowned theatre artist, Ritu R Chandra, and performed by children of JPM school, the play depicts the world through the eyes of a cat named ‘Khushi’, and proves yet again that artistic expression is not held by any physical barrier.
JPM School is a government-aided residential school for visually impaired children and is managed by the Blind Relief Association
The production was the brainchild and vision of Ms Radhika Bharat Ram, Joint Secretary, Blind Relief Association who desired to add a new experience to the lives of the children of the Blind School. She has worked religiously to make the production a success.
“The idea behind the production is to sensitise the society and to show case the potential of our children. This rich learning experience will help our children in pushing their boundaries and will enhance their level of confidence.
The production was an enriching experience for the audience.
The aim of the association is to provide opportunities to all our students- opportunity to learn & grow, opportunity to study further, and opportunity to do vocational training – all this will help them in becoming independent and confident. Khushi Ek Ehsaas is a small step towards that bigger goal.” Radhika Bharat Ram.
“The play ‘Khushi Ek Ehsaas’s’ story unfolds through the eyes of a cat. The story is narrated by a cat and is explained in the form of a journey. Further, the amazing journey teaches Khushi and her friends about life’s experiences, twists and turns. The production had been mounted with the help of many renowned musicians, choreographers, costume designers, painters, writers and photographers who have voluntarily worked towards creating a scintillating production”, says Ms Radhika Bharat Ram Joint Secretary, Blind Relief Association.
It may be noted that the funds collected from the event will be used to improve infrastructure facilities at the Association, which is a Non Profit Organization which has done commendable work for the welfare of blind people.
The play ‘Khushi Ek Ehsaas’ displayed the path-breaking talent of the children who have definitely exceeded expectations. Innovative means, funny and humorous instances have been used to showcase practical teachings of life in the play.
“It was a challenging task to prepare this play but I was overwhelmed and surprised to see the dedication and perseverance of these children. They worked hard in rehearsals and motivated me to exceed my own capabilities. I am really proud of these children who have taught me that art and expression is an intrinsic part of human capacity and pervades every heart and mind, no matter the physical ability or disadvantage. The narration is very entertaining and is mounted with the help of songs and dances as well as audio visual assists,” says Ms Ritu R. Chandra, Director.
Other remarkable artists who have supported the endeavor include Sumiko Nanda – photographer, Amita Chaddha, creative designer, Archana Shiromani – choreographer and Payal Pratap Singh – designer amongst others. The script was prepared by the director along with Amrinder Kaur, Noopur Kakkar and Darshana Jaini.
The play can be termed as an artistic marvel and the audience will be glued to their seats while watching its execution. The ideation, conceptualization and superb acting are carried with tremendous expertise. Watch the kids light up the stage at Kamani Auditorium and make your evening memorable.