Seeing the unseen

The best way to spend the last day of holidays. Many thought this, after watching “Adrshya” – a quest for the unseen, organised by Chinmaya Yuva Kendra, the Global Youth Wing of Chinmaya Mission, Mumbai on the 3rd of October, 2010. With a prayer, offering salutations to lineage of Gurus, and Lord Sadasiva, the programme commenced.

Vimladevi, an ardent follower and member of the Chinmaya Heritage Centre, along with Swami Mitrananda, under whose guidance and help Adrshya grew and also Swami Sattvika Chaitanya, the brainchild of this play graced the occasion.

Adrshya was a play brought out for the Youth; with a view to help them discover the treasures of life, through a journey that five people, with different interests, different motives, from different walks of life take up to win a grand prize of Rs. 1 crore by winning a treasure hunt.

Vedant, the young tech geek, Raj, the dreamy wannabe superstar, Ananya, the introspective fashion professional, Shruti, the super confident skeptic genius and Darshan, a money maniac Gujju business man, all through their travel from Somnath to The Triveni Sangam (where the River Saraswathi turns invisible) covering Kalibangan, Kurukshetra and Manna Village en route, realize the importance of the Saraswathi, in all forms, and more importantly, ascertain that Knowledge of the Self is The Knowledge and that There is no great purifier than Knowledge, which is also the Motto of the Yuva Kendra.

The show wasn’t completely a philosophical exchange, but also awakened the audience to reality. The reality of the non-existence of the Aryan Invasion, substantiated with Archeological, Genetic, Literary, Scriptural and Spiritual evidences. The viewers also learnt that the Sarasvati- Sindhu Civilization is the oldest Indian Civilization dating back to 10,000 BC approximately.

Inspired by A.P.J.Abdul Kalam and Swami Chinmayananda, a pledge with the goal of a Developed India was also taken by all present. All the nuances of the play were presented to the students through an attractive souvenir booklet in the end.

The experience of watching this well researched, scripted and presented skit with excellent background music, costumes, sound recording, design and dance was indeed enriching, informative, and invaluable.

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