OUR STORY

April 24, 2018

This event is conceptualized and founded by Mrityunjay Sharma to inspire the society specially the youth who are into tough phase of their life. Out of his own experience, Mrityunjay says that I was fortunate to come back from the dark side of my life but what about those whom have no one to push them and inspire to stand up again and face the challenges. So, he decided to run an anti-depression drive event, in which world's largest canvas will be made and exhibited for society to give the strong message - Don't give up on life no matter how hard situation gets.

The purpose of the event is to spread enlightenment against depression by giving a message through world's largest drawing, which is being made by Artist Neha and the therapeutic music through the healing sound of piano by Pianist Composer, Mrityunjay Sharma. The name defines itself as the beam of light, which is a symbol of hope, optimism and positivism. Black stems and branches in the image express the symbols of depression, complexities and challenges of life but the sun amidst stems and branches is the ray of hope which inspires not to give up, stand up and face off all the challenges and embrace the beauty of life. To spread this awareness, The Ray Anti-Depression Drive comes into existence.This event will also witness the fastest fingers ever on piano by our Mrityunjay who had almost given up on this before he came out of depression.

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Orientation Program at  G3S Foundation by The Ray Event Team For providing free Theater workshop on depression in Alipur.

27/5/18 5:00pm G3S Foundation, Alipur.

Orientation Program was held for giving free Theatre Training on depression to the enthusiastic youth and children from the G3S foundation. The program commenced in the presence of students, volunteers from The Ray Event Team, volunteers from G3S Foundation, The Founder of The Ray Event Mrityunjay Sharma, The Co-Founder of The Ray Event  Artist Neha, Director of street play initiative Avikal Prashari and Founder of G3S Foundation Anil.

The participants were very excited for the orientation program to happen; everyone was there in hope in their eyes.The volunteers, participants and founder of the G3S Foundation welcomed The Ray Event Team on their visit. The team took the seat to spread positive vibes to participants for the journey of next sixteen days. At the first, Anil introduced the team members to the parents and participants. Thereafter, Avikal from The Ray Event team conveyed the message of the event to the youth and children and told them that only the youth can change the world and the theatre workshop will be really working for changing the minds of society. He also said that the workshop will be going to interesting and participants would explore various places as well.

After this, Mrityunjay Sharma, the Founder of The Ray Team delivered the speech and motivated the youth; he said that you can do anything once you decided and started working on it “Nothing is Impossible”. At the end, participants clapped for a minute with huge energy to thank The Ray Event Team for this opportunity and registered their names for workshop and offline campaign to spread awareness against depression at different locations of Delhi-NCR.

Finally, the refreshment were distributed to all! At last the votes of thanks given by Anil to all The Ray Event Team members.

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Free workshop for street play, Day 1.

Friday, June 1, 2018, Alipur.

Finally the day has come.

End of the excitement and beginning of the journey is here at the ground.

Today, the trainers were happy to see new faces and the youngsters who were filled with hope and energy.

Great beginning of the workshop!!
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Free workshop for street play, Day 2.

Saturday, June 2, 2018, Alipur.

After the Orientation, the interested applicants  (to whom we are very grateful for their participation), have gathered. The script was explained by Mr Avikal, interest in the topic and eagerness was evident in everyone of the participants which in turn created a new energy for all the people involved.

All the participants were provided a script and were asked to practice the material and prepare for the audition.

The Journey to anywhere starts with a single step and this is the first step and as we go further it will be natural for the road to get challenging but courage is our power.

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Free workshop for street play, Day 3.

Sunday, June 3, 2018, Alipur.

Everyone was on time for training and the different role was given to each participant according to their performance in audition. Participants have started learning the concepts of basic acting.

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Free workshop for street play, Day 4.

Monday, June 4, 2018, Alipur.

Participants on practice with the same energy as always.

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Free workshop for street play, Day 5.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018, Alipur.

Participants performed different roles and learning the acting skills with the same enthusiasm.

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Free workshop for street play, Day 6.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018, Alipur.

Participants are learning day by day and preparing themselves to spread the message to society with tremendous energy to aware society about depression which is something from which we can overcome  ourselves and we must overcome .

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Free workshop for street play, Day 7.

Thusday, June 7, 2018, Alipur.

Participants are really giving their best to learn the art of act.
They learn to act beautifully now.

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Free workshop for street play, Day 8.

Friday, June 8, 2018, Alipur.

Team work!

Today is the 8th day of free workshop for street play. Together we can change anything. In a team co-operation of each member is the root that holds the key to success. Participants now work as a team and helping each other in improving their skill of act together with the help of trainer.

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Free workshop for street play, Day 9.

Saturday, June 9, 2018, Alipur.

Participants working on their expressions now.

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Free workshop for street play, Day 10.

Sunday, June 10, 2018, Alipur.

A good teacher can address their student in a right direction.
A good chemistry between teacher and student.

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Free workshop for street play, Day 11.

Monday, June 11, 2018, Alipur.

Parcipants and leader's cooperation leads to makes this workshop successful.

A workshop which  will going to give them a platform to express themselves in front of society and give them a message hope is the key to a happy life without hope life is nothing.

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Free workshop for street play, Day 12.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018, Alipur.

"Practice makes a Man Perfect "with these  motivational words  Mrityunjay Sharma (Guinness book Record holder) addressed all participants for doing regular practice to improve acting skills. Day by day participants showing improvement in their  performance with great enthusiasm .

Today  the 12th day of our workshop #TheRayAntiDepressionDrive,

Mr. Mrityunjay sharma along with Artist Neha visited to see the workshop and practice,they both motivated all the  participants at Alipur. After analysing our performance, they suggested us to do some good and important changes in order to make this play more attractive.

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Free workshop for street play, Day 13.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018, Alipur.

Students are on peak, few days are left for closing of workshop. Today, they did practice for act, dance for closing ceremony of workshop.
Workshop is on pinnacle to get success.

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Free workshop for street play, Day 14.

Thusday, June 14, 2018, Alipur.

Practice on peak . participants are excited to act in front of the public and want to convey the message to society  about ''The Ray of Hope'' which is  a

very essential component on ones life. Without Hope, Ambition and Direction life is like a blank page. Through this act participants are going to give the society the strategy how to add the colours in this life.

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Free workshop for street play, Day 15.

Friday, June 15, 2018, Alipur.

Few days are remaining for the workshop to end and begining of the campaign.
Participants are now ready  to convey the message to society through their act against Depression.
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Free workshop for street play, Day 16.

Saturday, June 16, 2018, Alipur.

There first performance in front of a live crowd, participants are understandably nervous but excited non-the-less.

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Free workshop for street play, Day 17.

Sunday, June 17, 2018, Alipur.

Through the long journey by The Ray Event, Artist Neha Kumari has been working to Surpass the Record for the World’s Largest Drawing, which has finally come to fruition.
In Celebration of this achievement, a Cultural Program is being organized.
We cordial Invite you to witness the historic world record break moment of world’s largest drawing making by our Artist Neha.

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Free workshop for street play, Day 18.

Monday, June 18, 2018, Alipur.

With the success of the Record break Ceremony new wave of confidence has come over the participants.
With the enthusiasm and dedication of a seasoned performers the performance was captivating and inspiring.

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Free workshop for street play, Day 19.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018, Alipur.

Last day of the workshop. Participants have enough memories to recall .
Now this is the time to show the power of youth through this act.
The act which describes depression, the act which describes the all aspects of life which get influenced by the depression.

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Offline Campaign Day 1 .

Friday, June 21, 2018.
Baba Park, Rohini Sec-19.


Finally the day has arrived, volunteers started the campaign by attracting a crowd and asking for their attention with an ideal location of a park there was no shortage of spectators.

The crowd was intrigued by the show and volunteers were able to amass a sizable audience, which was equally captivated by the performance and as the play progressed more and more people tuned in.

While the play was under progress interaction with the crowd was held to increase awareness towards depression and to further spread the words of the caution to be aware of the causes and effect of depression.

Volunteers were able to express that it was important to talk about depression and that it is a real disease. all in all a very positive experience for both the volunteers and the campaign.

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Offline Campaign Day 2 .

Friday, June 22, 2018.
District park,Rohini Sec-16.

In our second Day of Offline Campaign, volunteers started the campaign by appealing people  to come and watch the act in the Park. They did awareness on Depression by performing a beautiful Street Play.

During the play, Volunteers interacted with audience which helped to increase the interest for play in the people. Many young children left their game and came to watch our play. Team was successful to give the excellent message that Depression is one kind of Disease, which Can be cured by the counseling, talking and sharing griefs.

Volunteers urged audiences to talk on depression, team got positive feedback.
It was again new and great experience for volunteers.

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Offline Campaign Day 3 .

Saturday, June 23, 2018.
Ibrahimpur.

Third day of our Offline campaign began with loud announcement and a small awareness march by the students/Kids of G3S Foundation in order to attract people to watch and understand our street play.

Our hard working Volunteers are doing day and night to spread the awareness on Depression. Volunteers did two street play at two different places in Ibrahimpur Delhi.

During the performances, volunteers identified those who showed their interest in play and interacted with them, which helped to connect people with Play.

The success of 3rd day offline campaign can be determind by the numbers of audience who became aware on depression.
At the end, our volunteers did appeal the audience to spread the message received from the play.

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Offline Campaign Day 4 .

Monday, June 24, 2018.
Coronation Park.

To solve any problem it is necessary to understand it first and Who can understand the problem better than our youth? Therefore on 4th day of our offline campaign, we focused on youth at Coronation Park, Delhi.

After the loud announcement for street play, more than 500 people came to watch our street play. This was the first time when our volunteers performed in front of so many people. But hard working volunteers performed batter than last time without thinking about audience. Audience also cooperated and interacted with us.

At the end of the play we got a lot of feedback from audience which motivated our volunteers.

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Offline Campaign Day 5

Monday, June 25, 2018.
Ram Talab, Alipur.

After back to back 4 successful performance, we chose a rural area to spread the awareness on Depression through our street play. And that was Ram Talab situated in Alipur Village, Delhi.

5th Day of our Offline campaign was quite successful rather than last time because through this play more than 100 Rural people specially women got benefit. We perfer Quality rather than Quantity.

Audience accepted that Depression is one of the decease which can be cured by medical treatment and Sharing our thoughts with others is important to decrease the level of depression.

At the end of the play, a number of people came to us and thanked us to work on this serious issue.

Audience also participated in our Facebook #TREPhotoFrame campaign to win and to become a Ideal Citizen.

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Offline Campaign Day 6.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018.
Rain Basera, Kasmiri Gate.

Rain Basera is the night shelter for homeless people in Delhi. On June 26, 2018, we visited the Rain Basera which is situated in Kasmiri Gate. Our objective there was to inspire those people who cannot even fulfil their basic needs because of lack of motivation in their life.

This was the first time when our volunteers performed their play for those people who have nothing to lose. It was totally a new experience for us.

We are hopeful that our message to keep the hopes alive will create impact and bring happiness in their life.

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Offline Campaign Day 7.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018.
Rain Basera, Kasmere Gate.

Rain Basera is the night shelter for homeless people in Delhi. On June 26, 2018, we visited the Rain Basera which is situated in Kasmiri Gate. Our objective there was to inspire those people who cannot even fulfil their basic needs because of lack of motivation in their life.

This was the first time when our volunteers performed their play for those people who have nothing to lose. It was totally a new experience for us.

We are hopeful that our message to keep the hopes alive will create impact and bring happiness in their life.

 

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Offline Campaign Day 8.

Thursday, June 28, 2018.
Neta ji Subhash park, Adarsh Nagar.

Again as always a beautiful Street play was practiced and performed by the volunteers of The Ray Event Team on the 8th day of our offline campaign under the Anti-Depression Drive. The theme of the play was the “Importance of Hope in our life". The volunteers were enthusiastic to deliver the message in the play. It was a successful campaign because audience came to us and asked about our Campaign and initiative.
Girl and women showed their highly interest in our play. Many fathers and mothers agreed with our points. We told them lot of things i.e how to behave with their children, the importance of motivation in their children's life, etc.
Audience appreciated our effort and hard work which we are doing for our society.
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Offline Campaign Day 9.

Friday, June 29, 2018.
Lodhi Garden, Delhi.

 

With a motive to eradicate depression and to spread the hope, the volunteers of The Ray Event team are continuously working.
On the 9th day of offline campaign, we reached India Gate to parform the play by attracting people through our loud announcment.
Earlier no audience came to watch our play because it was raining but our volunteers didn't stop the play which people liked the most. Some gathered to watch us doing play. Dedication of our volunteers is incredible and appreciated.
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Offline Campaign Day 10.

Saturday, June 30, 2018.
Vishwavidyalaya metro station to Bonta park.

Street play is important tool in creating awareness, empowering the youth and utilizing the right to freedom of speech and expression in positive manner. That is why we chose street play for our offline campaign of Anti-depression Drive.
On our 10th day of offline campaign, our volunteers showed their greatest enthusiasm, they performed at two different places. First was at Vishwavidyalaya metro station and second was Bonta park.
At both places we focused on college students and professors who have excessive stress due to their workload and study.
We got huge response from them. They also took part in our #TREPhotoFrame campaign.
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Offline Campaign Day 11.

Sunday, July 1, 2018.
Coronation park.

If you like any place and the audience likes your performance then you always would like to visit there again and this happened with our volunteers too.
We visited at Coronation park once again to perform street play on our 11th day of Offline Campaign of The Ray Anti-Depression Drive organised by The Ray Event Team.
The location was the same but the audience had changed.
Our volunteers were very happy during the performance because audience were very cooprative. At the end of our play we also talked to youth on Depression to know their own thoughts on it. They also gave us their messages for others through our#TREPhotoFrame contest that we are running on Facebook.
We were also contacted by one person who wanted to take treatment for his himself.
In short, it was successful day.
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Offline Campaign Day 12.

Monday, July 2, 2018.
SDM Office, Alipur.

When you start doing something good for the society then everyone will come to help you and appriciate for your job.
The same experience is with us.
Ms. Ira Singhal (SDM, Alipur) appreciated  our initiative The Ray Anti Depression Drive and invited us to perform at her office for her addministration team, who ussually live in tansion due to their work load. It was a privilege for us to perform in front of highly educated and experienced people including Ira Singhal ma'am. At the end of the play, whole team clapped for us and appreciated  our efforts.They also motivated our volunteers.
After the play, everyone were smiling and went with Hopeful Smiles.
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Offline Campaign Day 13.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018.
Nehru Yuwa Kendra, Alipur, Delhi.

Our volunteers always try to learn something from their past to improve day by day.
On our 13th day of offline campaign we visited at Libaspur park to aware people on Depression. We started our play by attracting people with loud announcment, after this people came to watch our play. Specially Women and young girls showed their interest in our play.
At the end of the play some old aged people talked to us on depression and shared their own views by appriciating our initiative.
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Offline Campaign Day 14.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018.
Nehru Yuwa Kendra, Alipur, Delhi.

"You can choose to not let little things upset you." This quote is saying our story of our 14th day of offline campaign.
July 4 was scheduled for public park in Model town but due to sudden heavy rain we had to change time and location.
First, volunteers were in tension but then they motivated each other and encouraged them.
After the rain, volunteers of the ray event started play successfully at Nehru Yuwa Kendra, Alipur.
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Offline Campaign Day 15.

Thursday, July 5, 2018.
GBSS School Alipur,Delhi.

On nonstop 15th day of our offline campaign, We have reached at Govt. Boys Sr. Sec. School, Alipur, Delhi to aware the school students who ussually get tensed because of their study and board exams.
We started our play just after the school prayer. There were more than 2000 Students, teachers and staff members who watched our play and applauded.
Throughout the play students enjoyed alot.
At the end of the play, a message was conveyed that Depression is nothing but a situation of mind when we leave HOPE in our life.
We received great respose from students, staff and teachers. Principal of the school appriciated our initiative and our volunteers for their hard work.
 
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Offline Campaign Day 16.

Friday, July 6, 2018.
Govt. Coed. Sr. Sec. School, Ghoga village, Delhi.

The 16th day of The Ray Anti Depression offline campaign was full of Happiness and Knowledge. It was dedicated to senior students of Govt. Co-ed. Sr. Sec. School, Ghoga Village, Delhi.
More than 350 students did attend the session.
Students understood the value of hope in life. They were asked various questions to students and we got very smartest answers from their side.
Teachers and staff were also very cooprative. At the end of our play the principal of the school gave a short speech on "The Importance Of Hope In Our Life".
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Offline Campaign Day 17.

Sarturday, July 7, 2018.
Bhasheshwarnath Gotewale udyan smriti, Model Town-2.

On 17th day of The Ray Anti Depression offline campaign,  Bhasheshwarnath Gotewale Udyan Smriti, a public DDA park situated in Model town phase-2 is today's venue to spread the Hope and Happiness.
Around 450 million people worldwide have mental or psychological problems, but many of them don't get the right treatment.
Our official counselling partner, The Mind Research Foundation is providing free counselling for people seeking treatment.  Follow the link to know more details. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=489014374875290&id=470478103395584
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Offline Campaign Day 18.

Sunday, July 8, 2018.
Coronation Park.

Just like the bodies need rejuvenation every day, our volunteer need motivation too. On 18th day of The Ray Anti Depression offline campaign, we visited at Coronation park in morning. Positive vibes, fresh mind collectively made the campaign great.
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