The Journey of Saint Kabir

A mono act based on the life of poet and saint Kabir is been organised by the Directorate of Art and Culture and Kala Academy in association with Goa University. The play ‘Kabeer’ by Shekhar Sen throws light on the journey of the saint and his teachings.

Speaking during a press conference on Friday, organising secretary for the event, Goa University, Ramrao Wagh said: “The play brings to light the importance of three mantras of life which are love, peace and religious harmony. These three mantras have the power to divisive wall melt and to raze every barrier erected by fanatic rage and hatred. These core values are beautifully penned down in two-hour mono-act Kabeer which comprises of 45 song sequences.”

The event will be inaugurated by the governor, Mridula Sinha; chief minister, Manohar Parrikar; minister for art and culture, Govind Gaude and chancellor, Goa University, Varun Sahni.

Since 1998 Sen has directed, composed and written musical mono-acts like ‘Tulsi’ ‘Kabeer’ ‘Sahab’ ‘Vivekanand’ and ‘Soordas’ and has received several accolades. “Sen is a versatile singer. He has been honoured with Padma Shri award in the year 2015. And since 1983 he has released over 200 musical albums. He has also sung and composed music for many TV serials and films and performed many singing concerts at home and abroad,” added Wagh.

Wagh also mentioned that Sen with his dramatic skills can empower the audience and through his actions, he can make the whole thing come alive. “People should make a point to watch this play which is beautifully portrayed through a musical.”

(The play will be staged on July 24 at 3 p.m. at Kala Academy. Details: 8669609096).