Chandigarh,31st Jan 2020: Ru-Ba-Ru, organized by Theatre for Theatre for 15th National Theatre Festival, became a memorable event for the Chandigarh art lovers when they got to interact with two versatile personalities - Writer Chaitanya Mukund and former IAS Vivek Atray, at Bal Bhawan, Sector 23.

In the first session, Chaitanya shared his experiences and ups & downs that he faced growing up because of his disability and captivated the audience through his words while disclosing his new book titled – Shivaay the wonder Boy. He talked about he never let his disability in way of his success and credited it to his parents. Inspired by Mythology, he believes there resides a ‘Superhero’ in all of us.

Former IAS, motivational speaker and an author, Vivek Atray was born in Delhi and has lived across the nation in his course of life, his father too was an IAS officer and was transferred many times in his job’s duration. He believes that goodwill is the real earning for any person.

The second session in the evening gave participants to hear about versatile Vivek Atray in his own voice. He interacted with young theatre aspirers and introduced his journey to them. Enthusiastic about studies and cricket since childhood, he has been a part of in Under 19 and CK Naidu tournament.

When faced a dilemma to choose between the two by his father, Vivek chose the former and followed the footsteps of his father. He went to NIT Kurukshetra and studied engineering. He even joked about the logical thinking he acquired during the course and how it helped him meet the love of his life.

He shared, getting overwhelmed, about the sudden loss of his father while he was preparing for IAS’ entrance. And how he was more determined to clear the exam as a tribute to his soul. He also shared about the ‘JP Atray Tournament’ that is organized in the memory of his father for almost 25 years now, and has seen many known cricketers be a part of it.

Vivek had interest in theatre apart from writing but writing was more liberating for him. He got a chance to play lead role during his schooling in London in famour artist Samuel Peeps play and that tilted him towards writing. Discussing about his journey as an IAS officer, he talked about giving preference to PR so that he could learn more about the city beautiful.