Yugpurush – A play on Gandhi coming to Australia

YUGPURUSH is a spiritual play that depicts the relationship between Mahatma Gandhi and his spiritual mentor, Shrimad Rajchandraji, who shaped Gandhi’s principles of truth, peace and non-violence.

This multi-award winning theatrical masterpiece has performed more than 900 shows in about 275 cities across four continents in just 9 months.

All surplus proceeds from YUGPURUSH will support the construction of a multi-specialty charitable hospital in India, helping close to 2 million people.

YUGPURUSH is touring Australia this November with eight shows planned in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. In addition, a show is planned in Auckland, Suva & Lautoka.

EVENT DETAILS:

Three SYDNEY SHOWS i) Friday, November 24, 2017 at 7:30pm (English); (Australian Premier) ii) Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 5:30pm (Hindi) iii) Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 7:30pm (Gujarati) Venue: Sydney Baha’I Centre, 107 Derby Street, Silverwater NSW 2128

Each show will be attended by more than 600 patrons. Including NSW Ministers, Members of Parliament and the High Commissioner of India in Australia.

Leaders are not born, they are created. They experienced setbacks and hardships like us. Their stories of personal struggle and inner triumph truly inspire us.

One such story is that of Mahatma Gandhi and his spiritual mentor, Shrimad Rajchandraji; that continues to new paradigms of global peace and harmony. YUGPURUSH is a heart-touching and riveting portrayal of the profound spiritual relationship between Shrimad Rajchandra and Gandhiji. This two-hour long drama is being performed in English and in six Indian languages. YUGPURUSH allows viewers to experience Gandhiji’s internal and external journeys unfold under the inspiration of his spiritual mentor. It unfolds the untold story in the history of India, which led to India’s independence.

YUGPURUSH highlights the values of expanding one’s capacity to love and give selflessly, respecting diversity, supporting truth, fostering trust, and building lasting communities. It brings to the forefront a powerful experience of looking within, upholding truth and fearlessness, as well as transforming character and consciousness.

YUGPURUSH – THE PURPOSE YUGPURUSH has been created with a two-fold initiative:

  1. Spread values of truth and non-violence in society.

The world today is mired in mindless acts of violence and hatred, with human values declining by the day. When we add the problems of poverty, unemployment, health ailments, illiteracy etc. to this situation, it makes us realise that the world needs a healing touch, a touch of love and care spanning across several areas.

  1. Support the construction of a charity hospital.

The mission is currently running ISO-9001 certified 75-bed hospital in a small town called Dharampur in Western Indian State, Gujarat. The hospital provides in-patient medical, surgical, orthopaedic, obstetrics and gynaecology services including Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The hospital occupancy rate is 140% with 12 babies being treated in a 9-bed NICU. Regional centres have recognised the quality of care provided at the hospital and as a result have referred patients. The hospital has won numerous national awards recognizing its services to the one of the most underprivileged and tribal areas of India. The mission plans to construct a 200-bed multispecialty hospital. The new hospital will expand its current services and introduce new facilities including a regional dialysis centre, adult Intensive Care Unit, CT scan services, occupational therapy services to the disabled and outreach mobile medical units to the most remote regions of the state. All the surplus proceeds from the YUGPURUSH will support the construction of this hospital.

YUGPURUSH – THE GLOBAL PHENOMENON

Audiences from diverse backgrounds, age and communities have acclaimed YUGPURUSH as a historic and dramatic masterpiece with the potential to trigger a social renaissance across the world. YUGPURUSH has received widespread press and media coverage with several reviewers, theatre experts and journalists reporting about the play given its unique proposition (www.yugpurush.org) and has received wide acclaim from various personalities, dignitaries and prominent individuals.

  • More than 900 shows completed in 9 months, since its premiere in November 2016. Likely to cross landmark 1000 shows before its first anniversary.
  • More than 600,000 viewers touched so far and significantly more indirectly.
  • More than 275 cities hosted YUGPURUSH.
  • Five teams performing the play and fourteen actors playing 64 characters.
  • Other than India, YUGPURUSH has been played in the UK, Europe, USA, Canada, Dubai, Muscat, Sharjah and Africa. Various shows are also planned in Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Shenzhen.
  • YUGPURUSH has won numerous awards including the prestigious Indian award, “Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award for Best Drama – 2017”.

YUGPURUSH – THE PACIFIC TOUR YUGPURUSH is touring Australia, New Zealand & Fiji this November with eleven shows planned in the region with the following show schedule:

Date Time Language Venue 24th November 7:30 pm English Sydney Baha’i Centre, SYDNEY

25th November 7:30 pm Hindi SunPAC Theatre, BRISBANE

26th November 5:30 pm Hindi Sydney Baha’i Centre, SYDNEY

27th November 7:30 pm English Gungahlin College Theatre, CANBERRA

28th November 7:30 pm Gujarati Sydney Baha’i Centre, SYDNEY

29th November 8:00 pm Hindi Vodafone Arena, SUVA

30th November 7:30 pm Hindi Girmit Cultural Centre, LAUTOKA

1st December 8:00 pm Gujarati Green Bay School Auditorium, AUCKLAND

2nd December 7:30 pm Hindi Box Hill Town Hall, MELBOURNE

3rd December 6:30 pm Hindi Scott Theatre, ADELAIDE

5th December 7:30 pm English Redmond Theatre, PERTH

Audience of more than 5,000 in three pacific countries will have the opportunity to experience this saga of spirituality first-hand and experience the majesty of a truly global theatrical masterpiece.

ORGANISATION BEHIND YUGPURUSH

Shrimad Rajchandra Mission, Dharampur (SRMD), the organization behind the production of YUGPURUSH is headquartered in India. It is a global movement that endeavors to enhance the spiritual growth of seekers and benefit society and is playing a key role in universal upliftment by actualising its Statement “Realise one’s true self and serve others selflessly”. SRMD has 102 centres worldwide including Europe, USA, Canada, Africa and Australia. The organisation’s Australian arm, SRMD Australia is ACNC-registered charity organisation helping the underprivileged in many ways.

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