The play will be a part of Lucknow University's centennial celebrations.
To commemorate 100 years of establishment of the Lucknow University, a drama group of South India will perform the Sanskrit version of the Ramayana, the epic detailing the life of Lord Rama, in the City of Nawabs. Invited especially Lucknow to add extravagance to the centenary celebrations of the varsity, the drama group would be channelising the theme of dramatics in the ancient language of Sanskrit, which will be subtitled in English and Hindi for the benefit of the audience. For this, the committee is in talks with the artistes of the group.
A week full of festivities for Lucknow University
The centenary celebrations of the University of Lucknow will begin from November 19 and will go on for 7 days. During this week, the University will also host convocation of students, heritage walks, sports, science fests, art festivals and cultural programmes, poetry sessions and alumni meets. A documentary film, outlining the achievements of the varsity since the beginning is also in the making and will be released during the one week celebrations.
Gracing the event, Poet Kumar Vishwas and bhajan singer Anup Jalota will perform at the celebrations. Besides them, DJ Narain will also pump in the joyous festivities with his performance at his alma mater. DJ Nair's band, Dreams was a founded at the University itself, which rose to fame as the Beatles of the LU.
Festivities and celebrations will reach new heights as the Vice-Chancellor has confirmed that poet Gulzar will write something for the varsity. Known for his marvellous ability to conjure words to shine like pearls on paper, Gulzar's words will go down as golden lines in the legacy of the Lucknow University. Joining virtually, actor Anupam Kher will also be a part of the celebrations.
With inputs from IANS