Manthan 2017 – India’s Biggest Street Play Festival. Manthan is the Annual Street Theatre festival of Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, Delhi University, scheduled to be held in February – March.
This year, Manthan will incorporate 20 states, across 40 major cities (probable cities – Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Pune,Goa,Chandigarh, Amritsar, Patiala, Agra, Jaipur, Lucknow, Kanpur, Jodhpur) and 2000 artists, with a total outreach of 20,00,000 people. Manthan will be divided into 5 programmes covering Manthan to roots, schools, NGOs, homes and public places with the main motive of spreading awareness among the masses.
Unlike other street play festivals, Manthan is not about performances in renowned amphi-theaters, neither is it about hefty cash prizes. It is an effort to make everyone realize the immense power each one of us possesses, to go against the conventions which weigh us down, to fuel the process of change.The prime motive of Manthan is to call on the street play societies of various colleges to initiate a movement, to bring street theatre to public places and schools, to arise a sense of responsibility and cognizance about sensitive issues maligning the society, amongst the uninitiated.