Khasdar Mahotsav : “Tathagat” gives gripping account of Gautam Budhha’s life


Nagpur: With a social message of spreading peace and harmony in the world, Film Television and Theatre Society’s cast of almost 170 people staged a grand play ‘Tathagat’ based on the life of Gautam Buddha in the ongoing Khasdar Sanskrutik Mahotsav at Ishwar Deshmukh College of Physical Education on Friday.

This was the third event of the 14-day cultural festival which will conclude on December 18.

The play, written by Kiran Bagde and directed jointly by Suresh Meshram and Manoj Sahare, is an adaptation of the book ‘Buddha and his Dhamma’, penned by Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar.

Talking about the message given through the megaplay, writer Kiran Bagde said, “Ambedkar’s philosophy is based on non-violence and principles of Buddhism that talk of peace. In his book, he says that world needs peace and peacemakers which are foundation stones of Buddhism.”

Union Minister for Road Transport, Shipping and Water Resources Nitin Gadkari along with other members were present to enjoy beautiful play.

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