The fourth evening of the Cultural meet witnessed an outstanding rendition of a stylised string puppet theater by live performers consisting of the students of the Anantapur campus.This Art form,reminiscent of the thousand year old Rajasthani Kathputli,was used innovatively to convey snippets of Chinna Katha to an appreciative audience.
Titled"Divine Messages" the play drove home the point that the world is a stage and we are all actors in the drama called life and that He,the pupetteer, is the string puller... Acknowledging this supreme truth the presentation today was based on three Chinna Kathas by Baba.
The three stories selected were "Three Questions", The Story of King Janaka and Ashtavakra wherein the great sage conveyed to the world of the futility of outer beauty and a little girl's story of service without any reward.
With this,yet another tradition was set in motion at Prashantinilayam.This,being the first time that the Anantapur college students performed in a non musical programme at Kulwant Hall,there was understandable anxiety..But the girls carried off the evening with great aplomb and finesse.