Sanskruti Centre for Cultural Excellence hosted the Sanskrit play Bhagavadajjukam at the Nehru Centre (ICCR London) recently. The event is organised as part of the project signed with the world's only multi-campus language University- Central Sanskrit University and marks Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations.
The play was preceded with the opening words by Sanjay Sharma, Deputy Director of the Nehru Centre, shloka rendition by Samragyi Pokhrel and Samriddhi Pokhrel representing Sanskrit at St. James, and song by Shalini Jeevanigi and Jyothirmayi Rampeta.
Best wishes message given by honourable Minister for Culture and Tourism Shri G Kishan Reddy was read out by Sushil Rapatwar. He also played Ramilaka in the play invocation to the presiding deity of the play Lord Shiva, was presented by Ragasudha Vinjamuri who also played the role of Mata in the play. Raveesh Hegde as Shandilya and Raghavendra Bhat as Guru immensely captivated the audience. Believed to be written in the 7th century by Bodhayana, Bhagavadajjukam is a satirical comedy and a literary masterpiece revolving around these main characters.
The current presentation is directed by Prof Ramakant Pandey and anchored by Radhika Joshi. Dr Rishi Handa, Head of Sanskrit at St James School, Acharya Durga Prasad Pokhrel and Cllr Sharad Kumar Jha were felicitated on the occasion. Shri Kapil Dev, Minister of Public Diplomacy & Consular at the High Commission of India was in attendance. The delegation from Central Sanskrit University shall perform the play in Ireland at the School of Philosophy, led by Prof Rutger.