STUDENTS OF DIKSHANT PERFORM STREET PLAY ON EARTH DAY
Over fifteen students from Grades 8 to 10 of Dikshant International School, Zirakpur, staged a Street Play ‘Boye Ped Babool ka to aam kahan se khaye’ in Panchkula’s Sec 20 market area, on the occasion of Earth Day. The young actors belonged to the Theatre Club of the School.
The 12-minute play was written & directed by Dikshant International School’s Theatre Teacher Ms Bipanpreet Kaur. Through this play, students portrayed nature’s struggle in the midst of growing human consumption and waste. The story was based on how human activities are adversely affecting our planet, resulting in deteriorating health of the human population. The scene enacted by students depicted the earth 50 years from now, showing the impact of oil spills, polluting factories, raw sewage, and loss of wilderness resulting in the extinction of wildlife. The effect on human population was depicted in the form of the scarcity of clean water, air on earth and the diseases spreading.
“We explained how the green cover of the earth is disappearing in the jungle of man- made environments and its consequences.” said Khushal of Grade X, one of the play’s characters.
“The idea behind this activity was to promote understanding of important environmental issues so that more people are aware of the critical actions we need to take to protect our environment. Each one of us should contribute in small ways to manage our own environmental impacts”. said Mitul Dikshit, Chairman, Dikshant Group of Schools.