To promote the art and culture of Jharkhand, the Department of Tourism, Art, Culture, Sports and Youth Affairs in collaboration with Nav Pratibha Sansthan, Ranchi presented a drama ‘Mai Mati’ on February 10 at Sushila Palace in Ranchi.
The chief guest for the occasion was MLA Mathura Prasad Mahto. Assistant Director Art and Culture Department Vijay Paswan, Food Safety Commission member Hardhar Mahto, Padma Shri recipients Mukund Nayak and Madhi Mansuri Hasmukh were also present on the occasion with others.
The main focus of the drama was to give a message that State can protect Jul Jungle Zameen only by following the footsteps of the brave sons of State.
The artist through the drama also tried to give a message on how the sons of soil fought to protect Jul Jungle Zameen and also against the mighty Mughals and British.
In the drama, the saga of Thakur Vishwanath Shahdeo was also staged in a simplified way. It also urged the audience to beware of trouble makers in the State.
Neha Navneeta did justice to her character along with Vinod Mahto and Jaideep Sahay who demonstrated superb acting skills as Englishmen. Actor Sanjay Nayak who portrayed the role of a soldier urged the people to fight for their rights.
The Chief Guest for the occasion MLA Mathura Prasad Mahto praised the performances of the artists and said that Jharkhand is a rich centre of art and culture and both art and artists need to be preserved.
Member of Food Safety Commission said that Jharkhand is identified with culture and the people in the rural areas have managed to preserve it.