January 5, 2020: Brihaspati Vidyasadan successfully organized 1st Annual Drama- Natyamani at Nepal Academy Hall. The principal of the school, Kumar Thapa said that the purpose of the event was to discover hidden talents in the students. He believes that not every student can excel in the academic field because their main interest or talent may lie in different fields. The event was graced with the presence of Legendary Actor "Hari Bansha Acharya" and Talented director "Pradip Bhattarai".
In the annual drama program, three different dramas were acted out on the stage so that many students could have the chance to participate in different roles. The participants in the drama were from Grade 3 to 12. The dramas were titled as ''Harshit Rajkumar'' which was directed by Jenny Dunuwar and ''Ekwon'' and ''Frame''' both directed by Manjoj Tamang. The drama "Harshit Rajkumar" has the message that it is important to preserve Nepali heritage and culture in a society where these are discarded. The second drama, "Ekwon" evokes the importance of learning the psychology of children, so that the children can be guided towards a healthy mental development. The final drama of the day "Frame" had a central message towards how parents should treat their children who are going through their puberty/adolescence.
All of the students who were able to showcase their acting abilities on the stage seemed to be excited and thankful for the opportunity. Among them, a grade 4 student, Pratyas Raj Shrestha, displayed his happiness and commitment to become an entertainer in the future.
Harshit Rajkumar, the character in the play titled the same, was performed by Aadesh Khadka, a grade 5 student. He marveled about his undying interest in the field of theater and performance. His ultimate goal in life is to pursue the degree in theater performance and establish himself as a talented performer. The two things he loves the most about the theater is its capability to educate and entertain the audience.
Shreya Khanal, a grade 6 student, took the role of the friend of Harshit Rajkumar. It was her desire to perform since her early childhood and she projected her delight towards Brihaspati Vidyasadan for providing her the platform to execute her role. Through the opportunity to perform in a challenging role, she felt her confidence had become stronger.
Chief Guest of the program, Hari Bansha Acharya reminisced about his childhood after watching the children perform on stage. He shared about his theatrical experiences and performances of his younger days to the students present in the program.