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‘Bhikhari Thakur was a true cultural warrior’ | ‘Bhikhari Thakur was a true cultural warrior’: Ashish Trivedi said in Ballia – He awakened the society through his plays and songs – Ballia News

‘Bhikhari Thakur was a true cultural warrior’ | ‘Bhikhari Thakur was a true cultural warrior’: Ashish Trivedi said in Ballia – He awakened the society through his plays and songs – Ballia News


Bhikhari Thakur’s death anniversary was celebrated in the drama hall of the Collectorate in Ballia. A cultural program was organized there late on Wednesday evening. On this occasion, theatre artist Ashish Trivedi said that Bhikhari Thakur was a true cultural warrior. He was a true art seeker.

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Through his plays and songs, he awakened the society and gave it a new direction. He said that Bhikhari Thakur was a vigilant guard of the society. In his plays, he wrote plays on topics like feminist issues, migration of youth from villages to cities due to lack of employment, religious and caste ostentation and shook the society by staging them.

People present on the occasion said that the plays of Bhikhari Thakur are relevant.

Even today, staging the plays of Bhikhari Thakur is a challenge for theatre artists. Ashok, who was presiding over the programme, said that the plays of Bhikhari Thakur are still as relevant today. The problems that existed in the era of Bhikhari Thakur are still present in some form or the other.

The pain of migration has been depicted in the play ‘Bidesiya’ written by him. His plays will remain relevant as long as the problem of migration remains. Lyricist Shivji Pandey Rasraj paid his tribute through poetry.

The artists captivated the mind

On this occasion, the actors of Sankalp enthralled the audience with their rendition of the songs “Piyawa gayilan kalkatva ae sajni” and “Kari ke gavanwa bhawanva mein chhodi kar apne parail purubva balamua” from Bhikhari Thakur’s play Bidesiya. The young folk song singer Shailendra Mishra made the atmosphere seasonal by singing the songs “Aave la ashadh maas lage la adhik aas” and “Kajri barse sawan rasak ho badariya gheri aayil sajni”.

Twinkle Gupta, Anand Kumar Chauhan, Anupam Pandey, Ritesh Paswan, Aditya, Rahul Sharma, Aditya Shah, Janmejaya, Rishabh, Hrithik, Sushil, Gudiya Chauhan, Riya, Khushi, Bhagyalakshmi, Pratyush etc were present in the program.



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