Farmers’ motion: Will Khali Nai Partega Dulla penetrate folks’s coronary heart?

Aakanksha N Bhardwaj

Today News Online Service

Jalandhar, March 12

A 15-year-old performing solo play ‘Khalli Nai Partega Dulla’ is now going to evoke the feelings of maximum number of people towards the farmers’ movement. ‘Dulla’ here has been referred to the farmers’ who have defied many odds at Delhi borders and are still standing strong.

The youth wing of Kirti Kisan Union has acknowledged the importance of visual medium, thus, on Saturday, two theatre plays highlighting the farmer movement will be organised at Uppal Khalsa village in Nurmehal in the district at 7 pm.

The play will be performed by Manavta Kala Manch, a theatre team from Nagar village in Phillaur. Another act that will be presented by the same team is ‘azadi’.

Tarpreet Singh, convener of youth wing of Kirti Kisan Union, said, ‘Khali Nai Partega Dulla’ will depict the consequences the farmers will face if three farm laws are not repealed. “The play shows that farmers will lose their lands to corporate houses,” he added.

Jaswinder Pappi, director of the play, said, “It is a motivational play where the farmers are ‘dullas’, who will not return empty-handed after spending months at the borders. Running for 25 minutes, it will be performed by Jaswinder’s daughter Nargis (15).

The team had performed this play at Delhi borders for five times and received huge applause and praise from the audiences there. When Kirti Kisan Union members saw it, they felt the need to show this to people residing in the villages who don’t have much idea on what is happening in the capital.

Tarpreet said that no book can penetrate this deep into the soul of a person but visual medium can do wonders, which is why it was decided to hold such plays. “We have invited people from 10 adjoining villages of Uppal Khalsa. Once done, we will organise the play in other villages as well,” he told.

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