• Arushi Sharma

Awareness Program | Rural Immersion Program

The two of the main themes of the Nukkad Natak (Street Play) - Street play were:

1. Dowry                                                                                    

2. Importance of toilets           

Cases of dowry are still prevalent in India. It seems that the rural side of the country fails to modernize itself and try to distance themselves from what we call the modern cities. So the duty of us educated people becomes a necessity to make them realize what wrong they are doing to themselves and their family. Our Nukkad Natak portrayed a rich farmer's son reaching out for a girl's family in order to convince them to let him marry their daughter but fails miserably as he asked for dowry.

Villages are almost everywhere associated with the lack of toilets. We portrayed the story of a man and a woman who are in love with each other and decide to marry. Everything works out quite well with the family members of the man until the girl finds out that he has not constructed a toilet in his home and rejects him on his face even when he was a wealthy and reputed personality in the village.

It villagers seemed very delighted and motivated after watching the skit.​