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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Contribution of Jeet Singh Negi in Developing Garhwali drama

History of Drama
History of Indian Dramas
History of Uttarakhandi Dramas
History of Garhwali Dramas
Hundred Years of Garhwali dramas

                       Contribution of Jeet Singh Negi in Developing Garhwali drama

                Adaptation -Bhishma Kukreti
           
“ Too wheli Beera uchi nisi dandyun man ghasiyaryun ka bhesh man…” stirred so much the insight of Uttrakhand written by Jeet Singh Negi that not only common men but even the knowledgeable Uttarakhandis perceive that this famous song is folk song .
      A couple of few people knew that Jeet Singh Negi created this song on the road, Agara road, Bhandup , Mumbai at around 11PM. This author is fortunate that he listened the autos-story of Jeet Singh Negi about creation of this song by Jeet Singh himself at the residence of Mrs Pushpa Dobhal and her husband Professor Radha Ballabh Dobhal, Garhwal Darshan, Mumbai. Professor Dobhal have the recorded tape told the story of creation of ‘too wheli beera…” by Negi .
     He was the initiator of creating Garhwali song, singing, performing cultural shows in various parts of India
I tried for searching on the net about complete biography of Jeet Singh Negi. However, my surprise that nothing much is written about this great personality of India in web-world.
This write up is to provide full honor to a legendary creative ever born in Uttarakhand.
It is Negi’s popularity that census department (jangana vibhag) of government of India (1961) in its Vol.XV, Uttar Pradesh, Part V, Gramya Survekhsan, page48, describes the popularity of song “too wheli beera…”
Great Uttarkhandi personality Govindh Ballabh Pant was fond of the talent of Negi and he used to call Jeet Singh Negi for performing of welcoming cultural show before foreign delegates as cultural show by Negi’s troop before Chines delegate, when Pant was home minister of India.

Father-----Sultan Singh Negi

Date of Birth: ----27February, 1927

Place of birth or village: Village-Ayal, Paidalsyun,Pauri Garhwal

Present address----108/12,Dharmapur, Dehradun

Education---

Primary education---Myanmar (Burma)

High school in Pauri and D A V College Dehradun

Garhwali literature or creativity

Published :

Geet Ganga (Song collection)

Jaul Mangari (Song Collection)

Chham Ghungru Bajala (Song Collection)

Maleth ki Kool (Historical musical drama (geet natika )

Bhair Bhool (social musical drama)

Manuscript ready for publication:

Jeetu Bugdwal (historical musical play)

Raju Postman (Drama)

Rami baurani (Musical play)

Unpublished Hindi work

Pativrata Rami (Drama form)

Raju Postman (Drama)

Dramas staged by Negi and his troop

1- Bhari Bhool: Staged in, 1952, damodar hall, Mumbai in the program of Garhwal Bhratri Mandal . The play was instant hit and the drama stirred not only the mind set of migrated Garhwali Mumbakrs but across the India, migrated Garhwali became aware about the importance of drama in their cultural programs. The dialogues are in hindi and Garhwali and that was the unique experiencing point (UEP) , Jeet Singh Negi was conceptualizer , writer, director and stage manager of Bhari Bhool. Bhari Bhool is a mile stone in the history of Garhwali stage and cultural programs. Himalaya Kala Sangam, Delhi staged this drama in 1954-55. Later on this drama was stage many places and many times. Sudharani a research scholar of Garhwali drama writes, “ Is natak ko dekhne sabhi jagah darshak toot pade and this was the reason that Lalit Mohan thapliyal entered in Garhwal drama taking leave from Hindi drama.

2-Maletha Ki Kool:
This is historical drama and based on famous Maletha canal built by Chief of army staff of Garhwali a sovereign kingdom, the winning warrior of Tibet and father of brave bhud Gajendra Singh Madho singh Bhandari . The dram is staged 18 (eighteen ) times in Dehradun, Mumbai, Delhi, Chandigarh, Mussorie, Tihri and many places. Jeet Singh Negi wrote and directed this drama.
3-Jeetu Bagdwal:
Jitu Bagdwal is famous folk lore of Garhwal. Jeetu Bagdwal was a brilliant flute player. Singh wrote the musical drama on this folk lore and more than eith times this melodious drama is staged at various places under his direction, stage administration.
4-Pativrata Rami: Parvatiya Munch Delhi staged the Hindi drama Rami Baurani conceived and created by Jeet Singh Negi in 1956 and staged many times.

5-Rami :
At the occasion of Tagore centurion year , Rami a Garhwali musical drama (geet natika ) was staged first in Narendra Nagar in 1961 . Later on more than hundred of stage shows have been all across India.
6-Raju Postman:
This is a Dhabadi Garhwali drams and dialogues are mixed Hindi and Garhwali. Raju Poastman Garhwal sabha Chandigarh staged this dhabadi drama first and more than ten times this drama is staged
7-Relays from Akashvani :
His first Garhwali song was relayed from Akashvani in 1954. His dramas and songs are relayed more than six hundred times and it is great achievement for any regional language artist. Jeetu Bagdwal and Maletha ki Koo the radio-geet-natika are also relayed more than fifty times from Akashvani
8-Relay from Doordarshan:
The Hindi version of Rami was relayed by Delhi Doordarshan
Achievements fo Jeet Singh Negi

1-
He is called swar samrat. He collected many lost Garhwali folk music methodologies notes and preserved the for our future . . He also showed many Garhwali music instruments to our generation and showed that our conventional instruments are important to create Garhwali music . Jeet Singh Negi is great admirer of late kasha Anuragi the expert of dhol Sagar .
2-
Jeet Singh Negi is first Garhwali folk singer whose six songs were recored by His master Voice (HMV) in 1949
Cultural Activities
 1942- Started cultural programs, staging dramas, and singing programs in Pauri city
 1954: Worked as assistant director in Khalifa and Chaudaheen Rat (Hindustani Movies) in Mumbai
 1954: He worked as Deputy Music Director in National Gramophone Company , Mumbai
 1955 : First Garhwali Song Batch Singer in Akashvani Delhi
 1955 ; Directed cultural program in Raghumal Arya Girls School, Delhi
 1955: Lead the cultural show before Chinese Foreign delegates in Kanpur
 1955-56: was connected with cultural programs of Sarswati Maha Vidyalaya Delhi
 1955: Sung Garhwal land reform related progressive songs at Garhwali progressive front conference in Delhi

1956, Lead the Garhwali Cultural Team for participating in Parvteeya Lok Geet program , Delhi, inaugurated by Indian Home minister Govind Ballabh Pant
 1956: Participated and sung in Buddha Jayanti program in Lansdown
 1956; All India tour for organizing Garhwali musical and cultural programs in many cities
 1956: Uttarapradesh lok Sahitya Sameeti Lucknow recorded those songs which were created sung and provided music by him only
 HMV Mumbai recorded his song (music by him) in 1956 and 1964
 1957: Participated and lead the singers and Garhwali cultural team in the program of Uttar Pradesh Suchana Vibhag and Lok Sahitya samitee, Lucknow
 1957: Participated in first Greesma kalin festival, Lainsdown
 1960-He represented and led the Garhwali cultural team in participating in historical Viraat Sanskrit Sammelan Dehradun and later, Negi Ji on became secretary of this organization

1962-He organized and participated with zeal in Parvatiya Sanskritik Sammelan
 Trained the child artists for participating as Garhwali performers for collecting money for Rashtriya Surakhsa Kosh through Harijan Sevak Sangh Dehradun
 1964-Organized a famous Garhwali cultural show for arijan Sevak Sangh in Shrinagar Garhwal
 1966- Led the Garhwali cultural team for participating in cultural program of Garhwal Bhratri Mandal Mumbai
 1970- Member of organizing body of Sharad Utsav Mussurie
 1972-Led the cultural team of Dehradun for Garhwal Sabha Moradabad
 1976- Trained the local Mumbai performing team for the cultural show of Garhwal Bhratri Mandal Mumbai. In Garhwali society, this is historic moment that local performers Mumbaikars came out on the stage
 1979- Led the cultural team at occasion of inauguration of Door Darshan TV tower in Mussorie
1979-Particpated by staging cultural program in Central Defence Account Sahtabdi celebration , Dehradun
1979-lded the Garhwali cultural team for Sharadotsava in Mussorie
1980-Staged a Garhwali cultural show in Chandigarh for Garhwal sabha
Organized piratical Kala manch Dehradun and staged four Garhwali cultural shows in that year
1982-Staged a cultural show in Chandigarh
Selected secretary of piratical kala manch
1986 Presided Garhwali Kavi Sammelan Kanpur
1987 led the Garhwali cultural team for participating in Uttar Madhya Sanskrit sammelan of Government of India in Allahabad
One of the organizer of cultural program in Rashtriya Drishtibadharth sans than Dehradun
Garhwali Movies
He wrote dialogues and song for Meri Pyari Bwai
Total creation of Cithara (Video cassette ) of Rami and maletha Ki Kool
Wrote song for Samaun (till now, un-exhibited )
Awards /Appreciations
1955-Raghumal Arya Kanya Pathshala
1956-Garhwal sabha , Dehradun
1956 District Magistrate Dehradun for program in Prantiya Raksha dal
1956-Parvitiya jan vikash delhi
1956 Sarswati mahavidyalaya Delhi
1957 Prashastrti patra by Bhagta Darshan (MP) and Naredndra Dev Sgashtri (MLA)
1958, Parvatiya Sanskritik sammelan Dehradun
1962 Lok Vidyalaya Chamoli awarded hi by“ Lokaral’award
1970, himalaya kala sngh awarded him for Maletha ki Kool
1979, Central Defense Account Department Dehradun awarded him for his contribution in promoting cultural program
1980-Akshvani Naziabad awarded as “Lok Sangeet Swar”
1984, Doon memoranda club
Vishishtha samman
1990, Gadhratna, by garhwal Bhratri Mandal Mumbai
1995 Academy award by uttar Pradesh sangeet Academy of Uttar Pradesh government
1995, Doon Ratna by Nagrik Parishad SanshthanDehradun
1999, Meeel ka Pathar award by Uttarakhand Mahotsava Dehrdun
2000, First “ mohan Upreti lok Sanskriti Puruskar” by Almora sangh
2003, Eighteen social organizations of Dehradun facilitated him by “ samuhik Nagrik Abhnandan ”
Uttaranchal government
2007, New Tihri club facilitated him on 25/5/2007
His relation with social and cultural organization
Manonranjan Club Pauri
Shail Suman Mumbai
Himalaya kala sangam Delhi
Parvtiya jan kalyan samitee Delhi
Garhwal Bhratri Mandal Mumbai
Himalaya Kala sangam Dehradun
Parvatiya Sanskrit sammelan
Sarswati mahvidyalaya Delhi
Garhwal Sabha dehradun
Garhwal ramleela parishad Dehradun
Garhwali Sahitya mandal Delhi
Uttar Pradesh Harijan Samaj Dehradun
Bharat Sevak Samaj
(Curtsey by Hilliwood News , Mussorie, Vars-1, edition-4th,March, 2009, pages 8-12 )

References:
1-Dr Anil Dabral, Garhwali Gady Parampara (Critical History Garhwali Dramas from beginning till 1990)
2-Abodh Bandhu Bahuguna, Gad Myateki Ganga (Brief History of Garhwali dramas from beginning till 1975)
3-Dr Sudharani, Garhwal ka Rangmanch (Brief History of Garhwali Dramas and Staging of dramas from beginning till 1985)
4-Drama special issue of Chitthi Patri magazine (Garhwali Dramas and plays staged in Delhi, Karachi, Mumbai, Dehradun and other places)
5- Dr Hari Datt Bhatt Shailesh, Garhwali Natak evam Rangmanch: Ek Vihngam Avlokan (History of Garhwali Dramas and theatres from beginning till 1985)
6-Dr Bhakt Darshan: Barrister Mukandi Lal Srmriti Granth (Garhwali dramatists or theatres playwrights till 1985
7-Dr Nand Kishor Dhoundiyal, Garhwal ki Divangat Vibhutiyan (pp108-116, about contribution of Bhagwati Prasad Panthri for developing Garhwali drama)
Copyright@ Bhishm Kukreti
History of Drama, History of Indian Dramas, History of Uttarakhandi Dramas, History of Garhwali Dramas, Hundred Years of Garhwali dramas to be continued…..