At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom...
Waking up as a free country in 1947, India has witnessed a 69-year-old progressive journey as a democratic nation. Since independence, India has not just witnessed industrial development but has also grown as a country. And to remind us about our freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives to liberate our beloved nation, Nehru Bal Sangh organised Jashn-e-Azadi, a piece which chronicled the journey of our freedom struggle through the forms of dance and music.
The show started with a balancing act which emphasised on the need of balance in today’s era of disruption.The show then traced our country’s journey from the freedom struggle, which highlighted the sacrifices of freedom fighters like Mangal Pandey, Bhagat Singh, Rani Lakshmi Bai, Mahatma Gandhi and Chandra Shekhar Azad bringing forth a plethora of emotions, peace and serenity of the golden age as well as the pain and the humiliation of suppression, the passion of Independence along with the present concerns of the country.
“Independence is a moment of pride and glory for every Indian. It’s like a festival which should be celebrated with much more gusto. With an aim to instil the feeling of patriotism in the common masses, we presented Jashn-e-Azadi”, said Santosh Nair, choreographer of the show. The audience was spellbound while witnessing the Jallianwala Bagh incident and Kakori incident, which came to life, on stage. Sheila Dixit, former Chief Minister of Delhi was present at the event.
“We need to come up with more such events to make the new generation familiar with the sacrifices of our nation’s great heroes. It is an honour to witness a show that throws light on the 190 years long freedom struggle that take us back to that time and fills us with zeal and patriotism”, she said.