Sagar Nagpal Memorial Nukkad Natak Competition

Jazba Theatre Group never lost its shine since its inception in November 2006. But on a fateful morning of 11th February 2011, it lost its finest gem in the form of their most beloved member, Late SAGAR NAGPAL. He held the entire fervour of the team and kept everybody around him happy. Unfortunately, due to some medical problems he passed away and abandoned us with tears.

The loss was huge but the team thought to uplift the ambiance and came out with the best way of honouring his memory. This was done by initiating Sagar Nagpal Memorial Nukkad Natak Competition in order to fulfill his dreams and keep his spirit alive within us.

Sagar Nagpal Memorial Nukkad Natak Competition has maintained its esteem since 2011and there is no looking back. The competition is essentially valued for its emotional content and admirable effort for its management as well.

The glorious winning trophy has made heads turn. In 2011, Shaheed Bhaghat Singh (E) College first lifted the trophy. The following winners are:

2012: Maharaja Agrasen College
2013: SGTB Khalsa College
2014: SGGS College
2015: Shivaji College
2016: Institute of Home Economics.

The mega competition is back again with more colours, energy and enthusiasm.

The year 2017 is going to be grand than ever before, so pull your socks and be packed with your preparations.
Prelims: 18March,2017
Finals: 23March, 2017

Remember the dates and be a part of the most vibrant and oscillating event!!!!!!

Jazba Theatre Group never lost its shine since its inception in November 2006. But on a fateful morning of 11th February 2011, it lost its finest gem in the form of their most beloved member, Sagar Nagpal. He held the entire fervour of the team and kept everybody around him happy. Unfortunately, due to some medical problems he passed away and abandoned us with tears.

Despite the loss, the team sought to uplift the ambiance and thought of a way to best honor his memory. This was done in the form of initiating the ‘Sagar Nagpal Memorial Nukkad Natak Competition’ was initiated to honour his memory and fulfil his dreams.

Sagar Nagpal Memorial Nukkad Natak Competition has swayed its esteem since 2011. The competition is essentially valued due to the emotional regard for the cause as well as to the admirable effort for its management. The winning trophy has especially made heads turn.

Rubaroo:

After collecting 6 years of continuous experience and learning in the street theatre showground, it was now time for Jazba to take a taste of the presidium theatre at its mother of all places- Mandi House. But before taking out the big guns, Jazba opted to first try its hand in organizing a grand theatre Festival and then step into the shoes of an on-stage artist.

It all started on 7th April 2013 in LTG Auditorium, when Jazba organized Rubaroo- a theatre festival within which 4 plays were going to be staged.

The audience indulged their tears and smiles in ground-breaking performances by colleges from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University as well as Delhi University, “The Piano” by Northern Indian Engineering College, GGSIPU, “Sarhadein” by Guru Tech Bahadur Institute of Technology, GGSIPU and “The Stolen Apple” by Hansraj College, DU. The leading performance for the evening was the play “Ajnabi” adaptation of Albert Camu’s French novel L’etranger (The Stranger) Directed by Mr Vikas Bahari.

This exalting experience of uniting theatre lovers with the young talent thriving within the collegiate level at such a prestigious stage was truly a day to be cherished. Jazba had managed to climb yet another level towards successful entertainment and had earned even more respect in the spectator’s eyes.

Jazba Theatre Group never lost its shine since its inception in November 2006. But on a fateful morning of 11th February 2011, it lost its finest gem in the form of their most beloved member, Sagar Nagpal.

He single handedly held the entire fervor of the team and kept everybody around him happy. Unfortunately, due to some medical problems he passed away and abandoned us with tears.

Despite the loss, the team sought to uplift the ambiance and thought of a way to best honor his memory. This was done in the form of initiating the ‘Sagar Nagpal Memorial Nukkad Natak Competition’ to remind ourselves the highest duty: to aware our loved ones about all the social tribulations in our society and how to diminish them.

Sagar Nagpal Memorial Nukkad Natak Competition has swayed its esteem since the past three years and has won many hearts. The competition is essentially valued due to the emotional regard for the cause as well as to the admirable effort for its management. The winning trophy has especially made heads turn.

Jazba is close to complete its dream of making Sagar Nagpal Memorial Nukkad Natak Competition the greatest Street Play Competition in the entire Delhi/NCR region

SAHITYA KALA PARISHAD

SAHITYA KALA PARISHAD, is the wing of government which foster and flourish art, theatre and culture in the capital. It is a unique platform for budding young artist to display their maltitude of talent. One such elegant festival conducted by skp is MAHAVIDYALAY NATYA SAMAROH, where students from all over delhi university participate and showcase vivid genre of play. This phenomenal festival is being conducted for two subsequent year.And JAZBA takes it to be a great priviledge to host the prelims of this festival in the premises of its home college Ramanujan. And its a matter of great achievement to get selected in prelims of stage play and street play. Starting with its stage play , Tauliye,the play is written by Upendra nath ashk. The adaptation mainly potrays the atmosphere of 80's .The protagonist of the play is a sikh well settled man risen from a poor family and his aristocratic bengali wife. The story progresses with the obsession of woman which she has with cleanliness , and the differences among the two but ultimately depicting that no matter how many differences one has but love is an emotion which brings us closer and binds us forever.The play is directed by Mr Parmanand. Moving on to our street play, one of the biggest production of JAZBA and an epitome of play in D.U.,BHOOKH which deals with the sensitive social issue of hunger and starvation among the poor and downtrodden of INDIA. This play is mainly showcased to bring a change in the mindset of people so that they should stop food wastage.

Delhi and Other University competitions

Jazba theatre group has been actively taking part in theatre competitions not just across The University of Delhi, but also in various Private Universities’ Cultural Festivals.

Suffice to say that credit to Jazba’s initial success all belongs to its accomplishments in these various competitions. From then on, Jazba never looked back.

On an average, within the past 7 years of its dramatic expanse, Jazba has secured over 80 (just a random number- kindly refer to the year wise total of all the accolades and share it with me as well) positions so far within the University level theatre circuit.

Every jazbaite has some or the other memory linked with almost every performance that Jazba has ever given. Though these memoirs vary in their significance, we make sure that with the start of each new session; all the new joinees greet these tales with respect and learn from the experience of their alumni.

Looking back to the first performance Jazba did at Mata Sundari College in the year 2006 and remembering the most humiliating criticism that the performing team received; we can confess it with head held high that today, Jazba has truly created its mark where it deserves the most; among the topmost theatre groups in the university theatre circuit.

Rubaroo

After collecting 6 years of continuous experience and learning in the street theatre showground, it was now time for Jazba to take a taste of the presidium theatre at its mother of all places- Mandi House. But before taking out the big guns, Jazba opted to first try its hand in organizing a grand theatre Festival and then step into the shoes of an on-stage artist.

It was one of the busiest days for LTG Auditorium on 7th April 2013, Sunday when it witnessed over 15 jazbaites running with full energy from8am up till 10pm to organize a theatre Festival- Rubaroo within which 4 plays were going to be staged.

The audience indulged their tears and smiles in groundbreaking performances by colleges from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University as well as Delhi University, “The Piano” by Northern Indian Engineering College, GGSIPU, “Sarhadein” by Guru Tech Bahadur Institute of Technology, GGSIPU and “The Stolen Apple” by Hansraj College, DU. The leading performance for the evening was the play “Ajnabi” anadaptation of Albert Camu’s French novel L’etranger (The Stranger) Directed by Mr Vikas Bahari.

This exalting experience of uniting theatre lovers with the young talent thriving within the collegiate level at such a prestigious stage was truly a day to be cherished. Jazba had managed to climb yet another level towards successful entertainment and had earned even more respect in the spectator’s eyes.

 

Public Performances

Apart from the competitions, Jazba has made sure that they perform at places where it matters the most, at the real field, at the real nukkad.

Jazba has collaborations with various NGOs for this purpose- of spreading the right message to the right audience in the right manner. Till date Jazba has performed at the following places for this intent:

1) Pinnacle School
2) Satya Niketan Market, Dhaula Kuan
3) Vishwavidyalya Metro Station
4) Safdarjung Enclave
5) Green Park Metro Station

These performances were done in collaboration with Be On The Street, an organization that works with The United Nations to bring the message of street plays to the streets and to the people who are the direct derivatives of the system at whom the fingers are raised within the plays.

6) Dilli Haat

This performance was done in collaboration with Pravah NGO whose theme of awareness was the importance of musical harmony within the community. Music being a crucial element in street theatre solved the purpose of this campaign and served dual purpose in making people realise the importance of food- the theme of the issue raised by our play; via a musical journey into the dramatic encounters of a food deprived human.

7) Jantar Mantar

These performances were done in collaboration with Be On The Street, an organization that works with The United Nations to bring the message of street plays to the streets and to the people who are the direct derivatives of the system at whom the fingers are raised within the plays.

8) Neeti Bagh

As the cultural community gathered to celebrate Durga puja in the month of October 2012, so did the Jazbaites. But their way of celebration was only through the expression of their art- Drama. Jazba team 2012-13 performed at the Durga Puja Pandaal at Neeti Bagh in Green Park and saw a huge turnout of a teary-eyed audience filled with happiness and remorse over the divine blessings and the play that was showcased in front of them.

9) Tara NGO
10) PVR Nestle

External competitions

NIT Jalandhar 2010-11

Dr B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar was the perfect place so as to perform street theater on stage.But with no experience of stage , team had little clue as how this thing will be carried out.But in the supervision of senior members , team was able to overcome all hurdles and consequentionally gamble paid off.Yes team got the 1st position!!

IIT Kanpur 2011-12

The trip to IIT Kanpur marked the first performance of the year 2011-12 and a remarkable experience for all the team members as it gave them a closer understanding of not just each other but also of the external teams. The group witnessed many familial concerns and bonded a lot over the 3 odd days. Though the team could not qualify for the final round of the street play competition, the team did manage to recover the remaining time by working more in their play and making it a success for the following competitions to come.

IIT Kharagpur 2012-13

The experience of IIT Kharagpur, West Bengal, was out of the ordinary because of the significant reason that our group grabbed the first position over there. It was also a refreshing break from the tight rehearsal regime and brought the team-members closer together. The team focused on the battle tight eye-ed. However, immediately after the competition, the team had to rush to the railway station to catch their train back to Delhi and it was on their way that they received the call that they had secured the 1st position!