Realistic Play: Slum Kids across Delhi Staged Street Play on Child Labour in Fireworks Industry
As a part of Delhi-based NGO called Super School India, slum children showcased 'nukkad naatak' in schools and pubic places. The initiative was taken to educate students and the bystanders about the sad truth in fireworks industry. The young actors pledged that they won’t use crackers from now.
Radhika Mittal is the founder of the NGO returned to Delhi after her graduation from the National University of Singapore. Along with her team of volunteers, Radhika Mittal has been running after school learning program for underprivileged children.
Along with academics, Radhika Mittal and her team at Super School focus on teaching both moral and civic issues to the children. She believes that textbook learning is essential but practicing practical values makes a human being better.
In just two days over 1000 students belonging to 4 government schools in Sangam Vihar, New Delhi were showcased the play by 24 slum children. A weekend before Diwali, Delhiites received a taste about their moving as well as bold performance at the PVR Saket market and Select City Walk mall.
In the Nukkad Naatak, the street children in an interactive way made the public aware that while children had the privilege to school; some kids of the same age were suffering from severe health issues after working in factories. Sacrificing crackers can make a lot of difference on the lives of many unfortunate children.
To create an environment that promotes ethical behaviour, SSI conducts activity-based lessons. The Diwali street play is one such beautiful example.
Radhika Mittal confirmed that they are looking forward to bring more issues like sanitation, gender equality and cleanliness.