Mysuru: The Constitution of India is regarded as World’s largest written Constitution. Kudos to the Constituion expert Dr B R Ambedkar a personality with a far sighted vision who made it possible.
Now, Rangayana the theatre repertory of the state, based in Mysuru is bracing up to adapt Constitution into theatre.
Kannada and Culture Department had given grants to produce a play on Constitution. However it was delayed due to Covid-19 pandemic that has impacted the globe. The work on conceptualising the Constitution into stage are underway. If all goes well, the play will be a new year gift for the society.
Rangayana director Addanda C Cariyappa told Mysoorunews.com, “Rangayana faced a biggest drawback in 2020. It is due to Covid pandemic, and was only after the Central government’s unlock guidelines were announced, we resumed theatre activities and Ranga Shikshana Kendra to train the budding artistes”.
“We are working on a play on the Constitution and the script work is going on. Our intention is to highlight the super values of the Constitution. It is also the aspiration of the government to reach people through theatre and introduce the higher values of Constitution to the people. Kannada and Culture Department has sanctioned Rs seven lakh to eight lakh and Rs two lakh is released in the first phase. Already 10 theatre experts are roped in to work on the play”, he added.
“As a director of the repertory, I will be directing the play also. The duration will be one hour and Fundamental Rights and Duties will also be included in the play. Plans are on the anvil to stage the play on Republic Day on January 26″, said Cariyappa.