Sonepur fair is decorated with theater gathering, here girls dance with pain in their hearts and smile on face
The world-famous Harihar Kshetra Sonpur fair, which is held in Sonpur, Bihar, has a distinct identity of its own. Sonepur has special importance in the Hindu religion due to religious beliefs and is a historical place. This fair was affected for two years due to the Corona epidemic. In such a situation, this time a huge crowd of people is being seen at the Sonpur fair which is being held after a long gap.
Sonpur fair starts from the day of Kartik Purnima
People used to come to see animals and cattle at this Sonpur fair starting from the day of Kartik Purnima. But with time the form of the fair kept changing, now people come to see the girls dancing on the stage in the theater set up here. However, there was a time when Launda Naach, etc. programs were organized at night for the entertainment of the people coming here. But now the form of this program has been taken by DJ's loud tunes and obscene songs and music.
Girls entertain people with a smile
In this theater of the Sonpur fair, the girls entertain the people who reached the fair with a smile. Cherishing millions of dreams in their heart, these girls are forced to dance to the tune of obscene songs on stage in small clothes to earn some money. Most of the girls dancing in the theater have to adopt this profession under compulsion. In order to run their families, these girls bear the rudeness of people even without wanting to. Girls have to tolerate many types of misbehavior, often people watching dance from near the stage pull them towards them and start misbehaving.
The rate is fixed for watching the dance
To see the dance of these girls on the stage, the rate has been fixed in different categories. In the divided category of 1200, 600, and 300 rupees, those with 1200 rupees get to see the dance very close to the stage. On the other hand, as the price decreases, the distance from the stage increases. No one knows how much the organizers get from the dance of these girls in the theatre, and how much is given to the girls.
compulsion made a dancer
Rani, who reached the Sonpur fair, says that she feels good when someone praises her dance, but in the meantime, when someone holds her hand or flirts, she feels like running away and never coming back. But there is such a compulsion to run the house that one has to come here and also dance. Rani is a model by profession but she also does stage shows to meet the household expenses.
Girls are forced to dance in small clothes
Like Rani, there are many other girls too who once had the desire to do something in their hearts. But economic compulsion or some accident pushed him towards this profession. Some wanted to become a teacher, and some police officers, but poverty and compulsion to run a family have forced them to dance the whole night in small clothes.
people misbehave with girls
This year two sisters have also reached the Sonpur fair. My younger sister is now 18 years old and she is a trolley dancer since the age of 13. She says that it is better to dance here than to dance on the trolley. While the elder sister is married, she says that she doesn't want to do dancing like this anymore because people look at her with dirty eyes. Similarly, many other girls have reached the Sonpur fair whose story is similar.