Often we get to read in books that in 1857 the first bugle of freedom struggle was played by Meerut. But the land of Haryana had already started the campaign of freedom struggle. The first bugle of freedom struggle was blown from Ambala. This has been claimed in the play Dastan-e-Ambala.
The play Dastan-e-Ambala based on the first war of independence has been prepared by the active theater group Abhinay Theater of Haryana. It will be shown in the play how in 1857 the freedom struggle started in Ambala even before Meerut.
It also shows why Ambala was made a cantonment. The poster of the play was released by Home and Health Minister Anil Vij. The play will be staged in December under the direction of Manish Joshi, a resident of Hisar who has been honored with the Sangeet Natak Akademi. Home and Health Minister Anil Vij listened to all the songs of the play on the occasion and also read the script of the play. Along with this, he said that full cooperation will be extended from Ambala regarding the staging of the play.
Famous personalities of Ambala will also be introduced through this play. Famous film actor Pankaj Berry will also act in this play. The music of the play is composed by renowned music director Sridhar Nagraj. Dance composition will be done by Rakhi Dubey, playwriting is done by Yash Raj Sharma.
The books of Ambala’s historian Professor U V Singh, Tejendra Singh Walia, Professor Atul Yadav have contributed a lot in the form of research material for the play. It will be co-directed by Uma Shankar and Kabir Dahiya. Uma Shankar from the drama team, Sanjay Walia from Bharatiya Janata Party, Gopi Sehgal, Ajay Baweja etc were also present on this occasion.