Islamabad—On Saturday, two stage plays of the PNCA Youth Drama Festival series enthralled the audience highlighting women and children’s issues in the first play ‘Diya Jalaye Rakhna’ or ‘Keep the Lamp Burning’ and social issues in the second ‘Ishq Gadagar’ or ‘Love is a Beggar’. A large number of the audience especially youth turned up at the PNCA Auditorium to enjoy themselves the plays. ‘Diya Jalaye Rakhna’ was presented by the students of Government Post Graduate College, sixth road, Rawalpindi, in which the issue of negative perception of illiterate class about the role of women in the society has been raised. The play also highlighted the various problems including heart-burning among families over the birth of female child. Education, escapism, loss of self-respect and identity crisis are also the secondary themes in the play.
‘Ishq Gadagar’ is production of the students of Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST) Islamabad and the theme of the play is about begging and its negative impact on society at large.