Shri Hardeep Singh Puri inaugurated the 67th edition of SBKK’s acclaimed Annual Dance Drama “SHRI RAM”

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Delhi’s festive season flagged off as honourable Chief Guest Shri. Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs inaugurated the 67th edition of the legendary ‘SHRI RAM’ by Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra on Sunday, October 15th, 2023. The two-and-a-half-hour-long presentation will be held daily at 6.30pm to 9.15pm at the open air Kendra Lawns, # 1, Copernicus Marg, New Delhi until November 5th, 2023.

Conceived and choreographed by the legendary Padmashri Mrs. Shobha Deepak Singh, ‘SHRI RAM’ is a legacy that she has held high for decades together. As she unveiled the 67th chapter of the production Shobhaji said, “SHRI RAM is my life’s calling. It is the embodiment of everything that I hold dear: my culture, my faith, and my commitment to art. For over six decades, I have dedicated myself to sharing the timeless story of Ramayana with the world through dance, music, and drama. SHRI RAM has taught me the true meaning of love, courage, and perseverance, and I am grateful for the opportunity to live my life by its principles, the same that I try to bring forth to generations that have viewed SHRI RAM.

Shobha ji further added, “My dedication to Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra remains steadfast even today. I still thrill at the sight of our dancers in their vibrant costumes, bringing my choreography to life. It is a joy to witness the joy that our performances bring to our audiences. ”

‘SHRI RAM’ is a vibrant and mesmerizing spectacle that brings to life the epic Ramayana through dance, music, and drama. Oldest in the realm, the production has evolved into a cultural institution, revered for its aesthetic brilliance, emotional depth, and timeless moral values for seven decades. Witnessed by countless dignitaries, including Presidents and Prime Ministers, ‘SHRI RAM’ is created with a diverse range of Indian classical and traditional dance styles and martial arts including Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Kathakali, Kalariyapattu, Mayurbhanj Chau, and folk dances of North India, accompanied by rhythmic music based on Hindustani classical ragas.