Ajoka performed on Sunday 19 December, a short play “ Dara’s Search” at Loyola Hall on the occasion of a Christmas event organised by Centre for Social Justice.
The beautifully choreographed play presented Mughal prince Dara Shiloh’s search for common elements in the teachings of all religions of the Indian subcontinent. Indian mystic Bhagat Kabir’s poem on religious harmony was sung by Kanwal Christopher while the cast included Qaiser Khan ( Dara), Fahad Aamir (Guru Har Rai), Nasir Mahmood(Baba Lal Das), Asad Bhatti (Father Boseo) and Usman Zia (Mullah Badakhshi).
Dancer Luke Kelvin performed the role of Dara’s spirit. Nadeem Mir handled the lights and set. The play, which was baddd on extracts from Shahid Nadeem’s acclaimed play “ Dara”, was given Global Film and Music Awarded in 2019.
Peter Jacob, director of Centre for Social Justice, thanked Ajoka for its performance and appreciated its role in promoting religious harmony.
Ajoka’s director Shahid Nadeem and director Ajoka Institute Nirvaan Nadeem also attended the event.