Captivating play “Shayok’ performed in Kargil.


Captivating play “Shayok’ performed in Kargil.

Kargil,June 13, 2024: The Regional Art & Theatre Art Group (RaNTHAG) helped organize a captivating play titled ‘Shayok’ in Auditorium Hall, Kargil today.

The event was attended by
Joint Director, Information, Ladakh, Imteeaz Kacho; former Executive Engineer, Rural Engineering Wing, Gulzar Hussain Munshi; Noted author Sadiq Hardasi; Farzana Batool , Master, Boys’ Higher Secondary School, Kargil; Abdul Raza, Lecturer, Government Higher Secondary School, Kargil (Incharge, Drama Club); Fatima Nasreen, Lecturer, Government Girls’ Higher Secondary School, Kargil; Assistant Professors of Degree Colleges of Drass and Kargil; media persons, students and theatre lovers.  

The mesmerizing play “SHYOK” was directed by Bhushan Sanjay Patil and performed by actor Tsering Lhamo, both alumni of National School of Drama (NSD). The play was conceived by both of them. The duo was ably assisted by Kacho Ahmed Khan, Director, RanTHAG, another NSD alumni.  

“SHYOK” draws inspiration from a true love story set in Turtuk Village of Ladakh during the post-partition era of 1971. The play explores themes of love, longing, and resilience, depicting the emotional journey of divided families between India and Pakistan, their social lives post-partition, and their struggles to reunite with their loved ones.  

Joint Director, Imteeaz Kacho appreciated the exceptional performance of Tsering Lhamo and the superb direction of Bhushan Sanjay Patil while also applauding Kacho Ahmed Khan and RaNTHAG for putting sincere efforts towards organizing the event with dedication. He specifically commended Tsering Lhamo for her extraordinary solo performance in expressing the pain associated with such tragedies and Bhushan Sanjay Patil for bringing such enthusiasm and passion to Ladakh. He added that Lhamo’s monologue and acting were indeed of the utmost quality and brought tears to everyone’s eyes.

RaNTHAG Director Kacho Ahmed Khan extended gratitude to all officers and attendees while emphasizing that plays like “SHYOK” connect our emotions beyond boundaries, reflecting aspects of life often unseen.

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