Our biggest worry is that our sense of 'self' is limited and incomplete. We cling to our comfort zone because we fear the 'other'. Social constructs like caste, class, gender, religion, and race, divide us into categories that are hard to overcome. Only when we create environments that can dismantle these barriers, can we truly work on changing ourselves and the world around us.
Through our unique model of cutting across different socio-economic backgrounds, the thrust has been on initiating discussions and creating opportunities for young people to make a difference in themselves and the communities around them.
The Yuva Ekta group has developed street as well as stage performances based on a range of topics – from themes on corruption, HIV aids, community responsibility, drug abuse, human trafficking, HIV Aids, Right to Information Act, child mortality, gender discrimination, and most recently, Emotional Intelligence.
In 2014 & 2016, we have been invited for International Theatre Festivals organised by the National Theatre of Scotland. Our plays ‘Shoonya se Shikhar Tak- a Journey of Transformation’ & ‘Bargad ki Chhaon Mein- In the Shade of the Banyan’ looked at the challenges of diversity and democracy, and empowerment of the marginalized.