The Ramayana is one of the great epics of India. The story of the ideal man, ‘purushottam’ Ram who gives up his kingdom an every luxury just to keep his father’s word; Sita, his wife who honours her vows an follows him into banishment and the Laxman, the ever devoted brother, has captured the imagination of generations. The Ramayana is an ideal, a road map to a righteous life that many strive to live up to.
The enactment of the Ramayana has been a part of the Dussera festival for centuries. Called the Ramleela, it is performed across the country even in small towns and villages. In fact, the UNESCO has declared the Ramleela to be a “Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage” of our country.
Leon’s World Centre for Holistic Learning and Development will be bringing this heritage to the children this Dussera. The play, 'Ramleela… Relive the Story' will be staged by Grooming Babies Global Pvt. Ltd. The story of the Ramayan has been especially simplified for young audiences and the narration is brought alive through dramatization of handcrafted puppet characters, background music, interactivity and humour. The essence of the story remains the same and the central core story traces the journey of Prince Ram, his wife Sita and brother Laxman after being banished from their Kingdom Ayodhya. It culminates with the battle with Ravana, the Kinf of Lanka who was defeated by ram on the tenth day….the day of Dussera.
Through the play, Leon’s World Centre and Grooming Babies Global Pvt. Ltd. want to introduce India’s rich cultural heritage to kids who have grown up with 24x7 cartoon channels. Grooming Babies believes, “True leadership comes from being emotionally secure, confident and proactive which stems from being comfortable with one’s culture, heritage and ethnic background.”
Details at a Glance:
Ramleela….Relive the Story by Grooming Babies Global Pvt. Ltd.
Date: 7th October 2018
Timing: 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Age Group: 2 to 6 years
Ticket Price:350/- per person.
Venue: Leon’s World Centre, Rustomjee Cambridge International School Ground,Rustomjee Urbania,Thane(W)