Children bring freedom fighter Rajkumari to life on stage | Lucknow News

Lucknow: The Life of a Revolutionary Freedom Fighter Rajkumari Guptawho was even disavowed by her family for taking up arms to fight for the country’s independence, came to life on Sunday when children aged 7 to 12 staged the play ‘Kahani Rajkumari Ki’ in the Thrust Auditorium of the Bhartendu Natya Academy (BNA).
The play was part of the series staged during the six-day Shaurya Gatha Bal Rang Mahotsava theater festival. These plays about unsung heroes of the struggle for freedom were prepared by the children who participated in the month-long theater workshop organized by the BNA.
On Sunday, three participants – Khushi, Meghna and Aanushi – played the role of Rajkumari Gupta at different ages. Gupta was born in Kanpur and married when she was 13 years old. She was introduced to the non-violent Satyagraha movement against British colonial rulers by her husband. However, she was disenchanted after Mahatma Gandhi withdrew the non-cooperation motion. She was later arrested for carrying weapons for the revolutionaries who took part in Kakori Train Action. His family disowned him, but they kept on fighting
A puppet show on the life of ‘Baji Rout’ who sacrificed his life at the age of 12 was also held earlier in the day.

Thelma J. Longworth