Kolkata, Jan 4 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS) Leading NGO Save the Children will be staging ‘I will bot cry’, solo play by Lushin Dubey, at Gyan Manch in Kolkata on Friday.
The play tried to highlight the issue of Child survival and escalating number of child deaths in India. The play is a blend of theatre and multimedia, highlighting the issue of child survival through satire and music excerpts.
It will bring alive the sad truth of millions of unnecessary deaths of children in our country.
“The child deaths in India are most alarming and shocking situation. India has unofficially become the world’s child death capital,over 5,000 children die in the country every day ,due to totally preventable causes like diarrhoea, pneumonia and birth related complications,” said director Arvind Gaur.
“Every 20 seconds, a kid is dying and over four lakh newborns die within the first 24 hours of birth every year, which is the highest anywhere in the world. But sadly and shockingly, this is not a priority for us as a nation.
“The priorities of our economic policies are changing and children figure nowhere there. Schemes, plans and funds are there but they don’t reach those who need the most,” he said.
Gaur said the objective of this the play is not just to stir and sensitise the audience about to the shocking and shameful number of child deaths in India, but to also alert them to introspect on their social responsibility towards the issues.
The play is part of Save the Children’s global campaign to stop these needless deaths.
The play is an initiative to reach out to the government and the public at large to advocate for change – change for India’s children, change for India’s future.