New Delhi,22.06.18-After its mega success in Jammu and Srinagar, Kunwar Viyogi Memorial Trust is now launching the Chandigarh chapter of Innovation in Art event to be held on June 25, 2018 at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh.

Curated by Trust member Ayushman Jamwal and produced by Kunwar Viyogi Memorial Trust, Innovation in Art is being organised to commemorate the 119th birth anniversary of first Maha Vir Chakra recipient Brig Rajinder Singh and honour the Dogra warrior and his band of soldiers' supreme sacrifice, who in 1947 fought against Pakistan and regained every inch of land from the enemy thus preventing Jammu and Kashmir from falling into enemy hands.

The Trust's two latest productions - Pryustu (The Yodha) -Tale of Unsung Heroes and Hindi adaptation of Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet will be staged in Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on June 25, 2018.

Pryustu (The Yodha) is directed by Kathak dancer Sanchita Abrol. Through her performance, the artist makes and honest attempt to illustrate the life of a soldier, who leaves his home behind to serve the nation. As the soldier moves to the battle field, ready to confront his enemy, threatening his homeland, his heart beats for his home, his family that he left behind. As the inner voice of a warrior is filled with emotions, the strength embodied in the imagery of courage depicts his desire to protect the country – his heart and his HOME.

The performance is based on classical Dogri poetry by renowned poet, writer and Sahitya Akademi Awardee Group Captain Randhir Singh, popularly known as ‘Kunwar Viyogi’ in literary circles; and the poetry “May The Valley Hear Me Roar” by the author of Chameleon Lights and Trust member Ayushman Jamwal.

Meanwhile, Aarushi, who is showcasing her second play, produced by the Trust after Twelfth Night will present the Hindi adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the story of star crossed lovers. In the play, a long feud between the Montague and Capulet families disrupts the city of Verona and causes tragic results for Romeo and Juliet. Revenge, love, and a secret marriage force the young star-crossed lovers to grow up quickly — and fate causes them to commit suicide in despair.