Mallika Sarabhai potrays plight of women with music, dance

A mesmerising performance, "Women With Broken Wings" was envisaged and actualised by dancer, activist Dr Mallika Sarabhai and Pianist Elizabeth Sombart on Thursday.

The show intended to reflect the position of women in the society. It was an initiative taken by the Chandigarh Police and Post Graduate Government College For Girls, Sector 42 at Tagore Theater. The show highlighted how the life of a girl begins and the way she grows. Adopting the medium of art- through music and dance the light was directed towards the problems faced by women. Also encouraged people to understand, empathize and support them so that they don't have to resist alone.

UT Adviser KK Sharma who was the chief guest emphasized on the need to develop emotions and values. "I was extremely impressed to hear the idea of expressing and educating through music and dance. The performance had an artistic eye, it was executed in a very creative manner," he said. Later, he honored the artists for their marvelous work and applauded the unique effort.

While responding to the queries of the audience, Mallika Sarabhai said "We should stop ignoring the cases where women are abused and react immediately. The three new monkey's of Gandhi ji should be keep your eyes open, hear when someone calls for help and speak up against injustice".

Dr. Pam Rajput, Women Activist said "Such acts are very powerful and convincing. But, it's important that the message reaches all sections of the society and not just the elite class. Student participation has to be encouraged as they are a major and rich source to spread the word in the world".

It helped women to know their rights, stand for them self and say no to all acts of violence. Whereas, the men present in the audience learned to support women against such evils and take steps to remove the mentality which depicts every man as a rapist.

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