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Puppets Unfold the story of Satyagraha: Photo Feature


As a part of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, initiatives were taken to carry out the messages of Mahatma Gandhi to the children. The teachers from Samanvaya Vidyapeeth in Bodhgaya took part in a fifteen- days workshop in New Delhi from 1st-15th June, 1995. The training included puppet-making, manipulation, movement and voice-training, dialogue delivery, stage design and different aspects of show presentation resulting in a 50 mins. production titled Neel Ke Dhabbe.



Satyagraha: Photo Feature

The Puppet show was based on the birth of "Satyagraha" in Champaran, Bihar in which Gandhiji laid the foundations of 'Rachnatmak Karyakram' (constructive programmes) in India and helped the Indigo farmers to confront the Britishers through non-violent resistance. This is now a part of the Samnvaya Vidyapeeth curriculam with centres, in over one hundred- and fifty-villages of Bihar.

Shobhana Radhakrishna


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