The world needs the message of peace and non-violence now more than ever before. For the modern generation, it’s hard to believe that an unarmed man, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, fought the mighty British Empire and won India its freedom through the means of Truth and Non-Violence.
Leaders are not born, they are created. Yugpurush is an award-winning play, a heart touching, riveting portrayal of Gandhiji’s transition from “Mohandas” (a common man) to “Mahatma” (a great soul) and the person behind this transition Shrimad Rajchandraji, a saint, a poet and Jain philosopher, the Mahatma’s Mahatma. It shows how what began as an honest friendship, progressed to Gandhiji proclaiming Shrimadji as his spiritual mentor, with Gandhiji writing – “In moments of spiritual crisis, Shrimadji was my refuge.” – Young India, January 1926. The play brings to life the beautiful relationship shared by Shrimadji and Gandhiji which shaped not only the latter’s spiritual life, but also laid the foundation for India’s Independence.
Yugpurush bagged the award for “Best Play” at Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards 2017. It has done over 800 shows worldwide until now. The show has been translated in 6 languages including Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, Bengali and English. Yugpurush recently completed its UK tour and is currently doing shows across Europe followed by USA.
Yugpurush is coming to Thailand as part of its Asia-Australia tour on 18th of November 2017.
Click here to buy tickets or sponsor the show.
Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards 2017
- Best Play
16th Annual Transmedia Gujarati Screen and Stage Awards 2016
- Best Drama
- Best Director (Stage): Rajesh Joshi
- Best Supporting Actor (Stage): Pulkit Solanki
Widen the Circle of Light – Sponsor a Show
The show comes to Thailand in November. We write to you seeking support in way of sponsorship in order to make this event not only a success in Bangkok but also help relive and revive these values of Non Violence , Peace and Truth.
Your sponsorship will not only help enlighten the community, organization, students and families but also help in supporting the noble cause for a charity hospital for the economically underprivileged, where any excess funds from the show will go. More details on the play and hospital are given in separate brochures along with.
The play practices core values of non-violence, selfless service, and intense love, by supporting the economically underprivileged in receiving quality medical care through the construction of a new technologically advanced multi-specialty charity hospital in an underdeveloped, tribal area in South Gujarat. The rural populations of the Valsad district of Gujarat rank amongst the poorest in the state, facing poverty, malnutrition, illiteracy, and the lack of health awareness, leading to a myriad of health concerns. The hospital aims to provide free healthcare to the poorest tribal people. More information on the hospital can be had from the brochure attached herewith.
On 29th June, 2017, on the occasion of Centenary Celebration Sabarmati Ashram, Hon. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi unveiled Commemorative Coins and Stamps honouring Gandhiji’s spiritual Guru, Shrimad Rajchandraji’s 150th Birth Anniversary.
The link of the event can be found on Hon. Prime Minister’s website below:
Also a small clip of Hon. Prime Minister’s speech on the occasion can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yM84EzZ6LCM
Please make sure to watch following videos:
- Hindi Theatrical Promo ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6b5xMXSqh4 )
- Hindi Spiritual Bond Promo ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGzm-09ONzQ )
- Hindi Premiere at the Royal Opera House ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mv8-dfU7e9M )
- Gujarati Theatrical Promo ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tC_cxVmJeWM )
- Gujarati Spiritual Bond Promo ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ze0jrxBJLq0 )
- English Spiritual Bond Promo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZTO7J_TCk4 )
- Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHkl3nGC-RE)
- Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJH74BRhsiI)
- Shri Tushar Gandhi, Great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1sfEI-PLag )
- Ashutosh Gowariker, Filmmaker (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29kPIvOOxso )
- Vishal Bhardwaj, Filmmaker ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cmd-r_p2NMU )
- Jeetendra Kapoor, Film Actor (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hX-5NUAQDqk )
- Tina Ambani, (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5KryKRgG6E )
- Shri Anna Hazare, Gandhian, Social Activist: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVgdgi2vPkw)
- Shri Vijay Rupani, Chief Minister of Gujarat (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWFPX_SZzCs )
- Padma Shri Dr. Kumarpalbhai Desai – Jain Scholar and Writer (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3kQ1OgEP9M )
- Shri Shreyansbhai Shah, Managing Editor – Gujarat Samachar (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReIZNuVJGMQ )
- Rupa ‘Bawari’, Devotional Lyricist & Artist (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2sF2Jh0FxU )
- Pratap Sachdev, Theatre Actor (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wL4WHTf8p2Y )
- More videos (http://www.yugpurush.org/app/BookShow/Page/mediagallery )
- More testimonials (http://www.yugpurush.org/app/BookShow/testimonials )
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