Who would you choose between your son and some land? The protagonist here will
make you feel thankful you don't have a son who makes you confront such choices.
Here's a play for all the people who have rural backgrounds and affiliations.
The theme is nothing new, but it just might be a tear-jerker.
The Ravi Samaikhya Cultural Organization is celebrating its 26th anniversary today, and on the occasion is felicitating the renowned scholar, poet, Kendriya Sahiti Award winner and vice-chancellor of the Sri Potti Srimalu Telugu University, Acharya N Gopi, for his contribution towards the fields of art and literature.
On this event, a play called "Pruthvi Suktham" will be staged. Directed by M G Prasad, this play consists of 4 main characters. A teacher in a village has 6 acres of land, and, finding it difficult to concentrate on both jobs, quits as a teacher and becomes a farmer.
He starts to feel disturbed by the deforestation, the real estate businesses' taking over of the village's agricultural fields, and the intrusion of prawn cultivation, and exhorts the villagers to cultivate their ancestral lands and not run away to cities for some jobs, selling out their lands.
He also wants his son to lend his hand in his activities. But the son, who works as a lecturer for a private college, has other altogether different plans. One day he comes to the village and demands that his father sell away their land too to his (the son's) college correspondent, so he (the correspondent) can undertake prawn cultivation. The son is basically in love with the daughter of this man. Needless to say, the father disagrees, and problems start between the father and the son and between the father and correspondent.
A mimicry show by N Sridhar Raju will also happen towards the end. K V Ramana Chary, IAS, will preside over the function. Please contact 373-3593 for further details.