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A cultural performance brings instant change in the village

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A cultural performance brings instant change in the village

This is about an awareness cultural performance with big impact. This performance was given in Kurumala village near Nallamada. This village was infested with several issues like early marriages, backwardness in girls’ education and high gender discrimination in families. The area team felt that this village is lagging behind in almost all developmental programs due to the above issues. They decided that a big awareness cultural performance was needed there. The team of all cultural organizers from Kadiri region came together to perform on the above combination of gender issues. Before the drama started they sang songs on girls education, domestic violence and women’s development. Then they performed the drama called ‘Cheyutha’ meaning support. The story depicts a husband who is addicted to liquor and beats wife daily and forces his daughters to dropout from school. When relatives and elders come to advise him, he talks to them rudely. Moreover, he plans marriage for his daughter who is under aged. Then the RDT anti –violence team comes to know about it and visits his family accompanied by the same relatives and elders who were earlier humiliated by him. While they counsel him on all his family issues, they also warn him that he will be handed over to the police if he doesn’t stop his daughter’s marriage immediately. The man resists first, but after having understood its importance to his family as well as the legislation and its consequences, he relents and changes his mind for the better.