Street play on child marriages has villagers impressed and motivated
NALGONDA: The artistes of Mamidipudi Venkata Rangaiah Foundation performed a street play `Pellikenduku Tondara' to mark Dr. B.R. Ambedkar's 116th birth anniversary in Alagadapa near Miryalaguda on Friday night.
Twenty artistes hailing from Penpahad impressed the audience with their stunning performance. They highlighted the problems caused due to child marriages. "The 50-minute street play enthralled the audience. We chose the particular street play in the wake of increasing number of child marriages in the State. It was a thought-provoking street play," Alagadapa sarpanch Venepalli Pandu Ranga Rao said. After the show, the villagers took an oath against allowing child marriages in their village. They took part in `kagada (torch) procession' raising slogans against child labour and child marriages. Yuvashakti Yuvajana Sangham and Baalala Hakkula Parirakshana Samithi activists led the march. Addressing the public meeting later, Miryalaguda MLA J. Ranga Reddy, State Chief Coordinator of the MVF Regatte Venkata Reddy, former ZP chairperson C.D. Ravikuimar called upon people to fight against social evils such as untouchability.