Jamshedpur: A nukkad natak (street-corner) competition on eye donation was organized at Sakchi on Friday.
It attracted many people who took keen interest in both performing and watching the performances with message being spread out by the students through their dramatic skills. The participants wore colourful attire and held banners and placards.
More than 120 students representing 10 high schools of Jamshedpur performed at Super Centre, Sakchi, the programme venue. A panel of two judges, Kety Bathena and Mita Jakhanwal, were present to adjudge the performances.
The competition was organised by Roshni as part of the Eye Donation Fortnight celebrate across the country. The teams comprised students from students from Kerala Samajam Model School, Loyola School, A D L Sunshine School, Kerala Public School, Kadma, Motilal Nehru Public School, Dayanand Public School, Kerala Public School, Gamharia, Kasidih High School, Kerala Public School, Burmamines and Kerala Public School, Mango took part in the competition.
“This year the level of awareness of the students on eye donation is very encouraging and it appears that they are now very well aware on eye donation, the do’s and don’ts related to it and the benefit which one is going to extend to the community even after death.
Nukkad Natak attracted many dignitaries including Padmashree and Everester Prem Lata Agarwal and P K Singh, DIG, CRPF, who were all praise for the efforts being made on promoting eye donation. Singh came forward and requested Roshni to conduct an awareness programme for all CRPF personnel totaling more than 450 so that they too may contribute positively to the noble cause.
All the Nukkad Natak performances were judged on three parameters, Relevance to the Theme, Effectiveness and Costume. The team of Kerala Samajam Model School students, Jaswant, Raj Singh Budraj, Mandeep, Rounak, Rishab, Rohan Bath, Harjeet and Harpreet, was declared winner.