Rangrasiya theatrical group of Nagpur and Jagrut Indians initiated a drive to awaken the citizens by sending vital social messages through a street play. This was the fourth consecutive Independence Day when their street play was staged. The group of theatre artists performed to alert people out of their slumber who seemingly appear conscious but they are actually not. The group tried to aware people about their responsibility towards the country and society in which they are living. “Wake up India” hit upon the so called educated and literate people of India who actually behave in contradictory manner. The play also conveyed message of respect towards national flag and also appealed to say no to use of plastic for alarming environmental concern.
The artists raised the issues like eve teasing, corruption, traffic rules violation, disrespect of public property and threat to our culture through telecasting vulgar and abusive content in television and Films. The group along with Jagrut Indians organize street plays on different locations of the city like Shankar Nagar Chauk, Samvidhan Chowk, Children’s Traffic Park and Futala Lake. The play is written by Samir Tabhane and Samir Tabhane, Ashwini Dikolkar, Ashutosh Belekar and Sanchit Chaudhary directed the play. The artists who performed were Arti Pande, Rutuja Wankhede, Kajal Kate, Pravin Hire, Vivek Patel, Preeti Patel, Ashish Pande, Supriya, Ashwin, Abhishek Shinde, Shivani Mudholkar and Rohit Mishra performed the Dholak during the play. A signature campaign was also initiayed by Jagrut Indians on “Say no to plastic bags” in which people signed and pledged not to buy plastic flags.