Over the past one year ‘Ram Lila’ has helped to reorganize youth mass of Kuchinda in Sambalpur district because of the strong massage behind the great epic of the country. This has also put a positive impact on the youths who are hardly aware about the richness of the cultural and tradition of the country. The cultural lovers and artists have decided to make it an annual event to be performed every year during Chaitra Navratra’. The event that is presently underway in Kuchinda town has converted into a cultural revolution among the youths. The event has brought a unity among the youths as they all become a part of the event.
But this was not the scene last year when, when Kundaposi Mandir committee of Kuchinda took a decision to perform ‘Ramlila’ in the town. They thought through the event they would create awareness among the youths about the culture and tradition of the country. But it was not an easy task for them. Many argued that this was wastage of money as every one wants to settle down before television sets to watch their regular family soaps than to see a traditional event. However notwithstanding with the challenge, the organizers tried to make the event go as per scheduled.
“Initially the response was poor, but we keep the show on and people appreciating our efforts requested not to discontinue it. So we decided to continue it as a yearly event”, the director of the show and one of the organizer of the Kundapashi Ramlila Mahotsav, Kuchinda Suratha Naik said
According to him the ‘Ramlila’ is not only an opera show for amusement but it is an event which helps people to know the great epic of the country as well puts an impact on the people. Naik pointed out that it helps them to discover many hidden talents from the locals. Since we do not want to hire outside artists, we try to hunt local talents for the show. “We have discovered many talents who remain hidden in the society. We pick them up and give only few hours training. Surprisingly they give mind-blowing performance in the stage”, Naik added.
Sources said the young mass of the Kuchinda sub-division of the district are becoming soft target of the Maoist as the region is surrounded by forest. Many young people have joined the outfit diverting from the mainstream. People feel awareness among the youths regarding the richness of the country’s culture and tradition will make the youths to judge the situation properly. I appreciated the decision of organizing committee as it will give a good impact on the youngsters who are presently indulged in nefarious activities causing harm to the society” , former Defence officer Col Pravat Kumar Panda participating the event as guest on Friday. I was not aware about the rich culture of the country. “It is a nice experience for me when I became a part of the event. I feel proud as the event has united the youth force of the region under one umbrella.”, young participant Malay Behera said.