'Ek Rikami Bazu'- Awareness through Drama

Posted on 2009-06-26
A cancer support group in collaboration with the Kala Academy organised a show of the award winning Marathi play ‘Ek Rikami Bazu’ on June 21, 2009 at 5 p.m. at the Dinanath Mangueshkar Kala Mandir, Panaji.
This play dealt with the various aspects of the very occurrence and consequences of having a malignant lump in the breast.
In an episodic form, it narrates the story of Ritu, during both the pre and post operation stages of breast cancer. The play is like a kaleidoscope of Ritu’s life: situations, memories, feelings and the people who come and go during this difficult period.
It also deals with the physical and psychological changes that occur because of the cancer not only in her but also to the people around her. Designed and directed by Aniruddha Khutwad, the story’s adaptation, light and music was done by Pradeep Vaidya.
Breast cancer is on the rise in Goa. ‘Muskaan’s’ main objective is to create awareness about the prevention and early detection of cancer. It carries out camps to educate women on self-examining their bodies for early detection of breast cancer.