Festival Inauguration (Journeys)

4th December 2015, Friday

Eminent theatre personality Sanjna Kapoor graced Gyaan Adab with her presence on the first day of Journeys, on 4th December 2015.  She inaugurated the festival of arts with a flourish of flowers and the cutting of the ribbon. Following which, there was the opening of the art gallery, photography exhibition and book exhibition by the renowned theatre personality. As the evening sun dulled into a bloody red circle, she presented her keynote address on the importance of culture and theatre in the society. Before she began her speech, she merrily flagged off cycles that went around Kalyani Nagar for the duration of 20 minutes, carrying both Cymour and Gyaan Adab’s message for ‘journeying’.

Sanjna Kapoor is an Indian theatre personality and former Indian film actress of British and Indian descent. She is the daughter of Shashi Kapoor and the late Jennifer Kendal. She ran the Prithvi Theatre in Mumbai from 1993 to February 2012. In 2011, she announced her decision to leave Prithvi Theatre, and launch her own theatre company, Junoon in 2012, which would work with travelling groups staging plays at smaller venues across India.