Wednesday, March 23, 2011

150 students from CMC played “The Wicked”

Ludhiana: “This hospital was founded as a means of providing quality healthcare to the poor and needy... and under the patronage of our director, Dr Abraham G Thomas; we are setting up this musical to raise funds for our poor patients. The proceeds from this year’s musical will be used for treating patients in the Intensive Care Unit. We are inviting sponsors and donations for this worthy cause” said Dr Simi Samuel, a medical intern.
Since the past 2 months, about 150 students from Christian Medical College and Hospital are practising rigorously for a musical show “The Wicked”. And as in the previous years, the proceeds will go to the financial aid of poor patients.
The musical is exclusively directed by students and doctors from the college.  With Felix Manoharan as the acting director and Jerin Kuruvila as the music director, the production is managed by Dr Sajin G Joseph. There are about 32 students in the show’s cast and the rest are involved in its production, designing, sounds, finance and publicity.
The Wicked’ is based on a novel by Gregory Maguire and is a prequel to the popular book ‘The Wizard of Oz’. It is the story of the witches of Oz- Elphaba and Glinda and it conveys the message that good always wins over evil.
“With a demanding script, dazzling stage settings, enchanting melodies and special effects, this highly innovative production is a must see for all” said Dr Albert, an intern with Christian Medical College while talking about the play.It's first show was a grand success on Tuesday March 22 and the  show will be continued for three evenings at Guru Nanak Dev Bhavan; on 23rd and 24th March.also to inspire the love and charity. -Shalu Arora & Rector Kathuria

Russian Navy Capt.Andrey Lyalin with Gates

Russian Navy Capt. Andrey Lyalin, center, the director of the Central Naval Museum, presents U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates with the 122 mm howitzer casing after Gates' firing of the Noon Cannon during a tour of the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg, Russia, March 21, 2011. (DoD photo by Cherie Cullen/Released)