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Novel tribute paid to unsung heroes of 1857 mutiny

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‘It sowed the seeds of the Indian Independence movement’

Ongole MP M. Srinvasulu Reddy with budding artistes during the drama festival held by the NTR Kala Parishad in Ongole on Saturday. —photo: Kommuri Srinivas
Ongole MP M. Srinvasulu Reddy with budding artistes during the drama festival held by the NTR Kala Parishad in Ongole on Saturday. —photo: Kommuri Srinivas

Rich dramatic tribute was paid to lesser known freedom fighters as 75 artistes enacted ‘First Freedom Struggle – 1857’ at the drama festival in memory of NTR on Saturday.

Dismissed as a mere ‘sepoy mutiny’, the 1857 event had sowed the seeds of the Indian Independence movement, recalled members of the Dr. Raman Foundation’s Sri Saibaba Natya Mandali, Vijayawada, while introducing the play at the drama festival organised by the NTR Kala Parishad.

The poetic play received good response from the audience as traditional ‘Burra Katha’ was used to stage the historic event by artistes, led by its director P.V.N Krishna on threatre 360 stage named after noted Telugu poet Gurujada Appa Rao.

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya principal K.Sagarika inaugurated the Balotsav festival held to showcase budding artistes. Nandi award winning drama ‘Manchivallu’ was enacted by students of the Rangampalli Zilla Parishad High school, while members of the Lakshmi Venkatram Bhajana Brundam from Kothapatnam performed Kolatam.

The street play ‘Sarangadhara’ by the Saibaba Kala Natya mandali from Nellore was absorbing.

Noted Telugu Pandit Dara Ramanatha Sastry led the discussion on issues facing the education sector at a seminar organised by Bharateeyam. Retired school teacher Manam Subba Rao was honoured on the occasion.

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