Facing protests against its plants in various parts of the country, the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited has taken to street plays to create awareness about the source of energy.
After having issued pamphlets, books, CDs and other materials on the benefits of nuclear energy — which it claims is clean — NPCIL is focussing on staging street plays to “penetrate into the society.”
The agency has arranged for these plays in and around nuclear power plant sites in various states, the NPCIL said.
This week, a series of street plays were organised in and around the Narora Atomic Power Station (NAPS) in Uttar Pradesh at Indrajeet Inter College (Belaun Bulandsher), it said.
NPCIL has already performed plays at Fatehabad in Haryana last week.
Street plays were also held in Ganga Public School, Digamber P.G. College, Mathuriya Kanya Inter College, Kuber Inter College, Chetamara Hariyaana Inter College, Parishadiya Poorva Madhyamil Vidjyaalaya Khushalabad, Prathimil Vidhyalaya Hirapoor Kala and KaranaVaas Chauraaha — all in Dibai Bulandsher, Uttar Pradesh — NPCIL said.
“Street play is arguably the oldest and most lively form of performance in existence. This most mainstream medium has its existence for centuries reflecting religious, cultural and social sentiments of the society,” according to NPCIL.
Staged mostly in outdoor public spaces such as shopping centres parking spaces, bus stands, street corners, school premises of the villages and towns, the plays intends to disseminate information on beneficial aspects of nuclear power to the general public, it said.