VIPS Legal Aid Centre of Vivekananda School of Law and Legal Studies organized the Antarnad- 2nd National Nukkad Natak Competition and Open-Mic on 20th April, 2022. Prof. (Dr.) R. Venkata Rao, Chairperson, VSLLS &VSES, VIPS delivered the welcome address. The Guests of Honour for the event were Sh. Gautam Manan, Additional District and Sessions Judge, Dwarka Courts and Prof. (Dr.) A.P. Singh, Dean, University School of Law and Legal Studies, GGSIPU, Dwarka, Delhi. The Guests of Honour and Judges were felicitated with mementoes and a potted plant. The esteemed panel of judges for the Antarnad- 2nd National Nukkad Natak Competition and Open-Mic Competition were Sh.Kamlesh K Mishra, National Award-Winning Filmmaker, Smt. Deepika Bisht, Co-founder, Samarth Theatre Group, Sh. Aditya Bhushan Mishra, Renowned Writer and Theatre Artist and Sh. Vishnu Jha, Founder, Delhi Dais Club. The event was a humble tribute to Late Prof. (Dr.) Neeru Nakra. The inaugural event came to an end with Prof. (Dr.) Rashmi Salpekar, Dean, VSLLS, VIPS address wherein she announced the beginning of the Antarnad- 2nd National Nukkad Natak Competition and Open-Mic Competition.
A total of 12 colleges from all over Delhi embellished the occasion with their performances. The teams performed on a variety of issues that pose a major concern in contemporary Indian society, particularly for the vulnerable sections, such as women, children and the elderly abuse. Manchantra, the Dramatics Society of Shri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce bagged the first position in ANTARNAD 2022 on the theme of ‘old age abuse’. While on one side of the campus the Nukkad Natak competition going on, the other side of the campus was filled with excitement over the open mic performance. The theme for the competition was “Social and Legal Issues”. Despite being a neck-to-neck competition, Ms Juhi Sharma for her powerful and tremendous mono-act on The Punjab Riots, 1984 and The Kashmir Riots, 1990 was declared the winner of the Open-Mic event. She was awarded a trophy and cash prize. ‘Antarnad’ became a medium of bringing light to intrinsic societal issues to the people.