‘Mata Ki Kahani’ staged at SGC Katra; Governor felicitates artists


Shadow Correspondent
‘Mata Ki Kahani’ based on the legend of Shri Mata Vaishno Deviji, was staged last evening at the Auditorium of Spiritual Growth Centre, Katra, by “Natrang”, in collaboration with Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board.
Besides Governor N.N. Vohra, Chairman of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board and Mrs. Usha Vohra, First Lady; the play was witnessed by an audience of about 350 persons prominent among whom were Dr. S.S. Bloeria, Dr. Ashok Bhan and Maj. Gen (Retd.) Shiv Kumar Sharma, Members of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board; Mr. D.C. Raina and Prof. Chander Mouli Raina, Members of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board; Dr. Sanjeev Jain, Vice Chancellor, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University; Brigadier (Dr.) M.M. Harjai, CAO of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital.
After the presentation of this attractive play Governor interacted with Sh. Balwant Thakur, Director of ‘Natrang’ who wrote and directed the play. He also met all the 70 artists and congratulated them for their outstanding performances, and presented mementos to each of them.
Earlier, in his welcome address, Mr. Balwant Thakur spoke about the aims and objectives of conceptualising this musical production. He added that 18 shows of ‘Mata Ki Kahani’ were staged by Natrang as part of Navratra Festival at Katra.
The noteworthy feature of the presentation is its highly creative style which keeps the audience spell bound throughout the performance and magically unfolds the entire legend of Shri Mata Vaishno Deviji in less than an hour.
Among those present on the occasion were Mr. Prasanna Ramaswamy G. Deputy Commissioner Reasi; Dr. M.K. Kumar and Mr. Anshul Garg, Additional CEOs of the Shrine Board; Mr. Tahir Bhat, SSP Reasi; Civil, Police, Raj Bhavan and Shrine Board officers; Faculty and students of SMVD Gurukul and SMVD College of Nursing; staff of the Board and their families.


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