Sangharsh, a city-based theatre group formed by college students and performing street plays on various social issues, on Sunday released first short film on educating child beggars.
The film, U-turn, was released by eminent poet and Padam Shri award winner Dr Surjit Patar. Directed by Imran Athar and shot entirely in Ludhiana, the four-minute film is available on YouTube and aims at spreading awareness to educate child beggars.
“Our main message is ‘don’t donate but educate’ the children begging at traffic signals,” said group members.
Meanwhile, an NGO, Divam- Khula Aasman, in coordination with Ludhiana traffic police organised a 10-minute street play at Sarabha Nagar main market to create awareness about traffic rules.
“The play is written by Monika Sharma, a school teacher from Sacred Heart Convent School, and was staged to make the masses aware,” said Voila Kapoor, trustee of Divam. ADCP (traffic) Gurdeep Singh was also present to see the play. ens