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Mesmerizing Closing Ceremony of Rajasthan Festival at Janpath Jaipur

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A four-day long celebration of Rajasthan’s glory was marked in Jaipur to commemorate 68th year of Rajasthan’s foundation. The celebrations kicked off with an aim to highlight Rajasthan’s art, culture, tradition and heritage to attract tourism into the state.

The grand Rajasthan Festival’s Closing Ceremony was a fitting finale to the past three days of cultural extravaganza witnessed on 30th March at Janpath in Jaipur.

Enjoy the view of the cultural and projection mappingtoday at Janpath at the Closing Ceremony of ‘Rajasthan Festival’ in Jaipur.

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The mega event showcased the true essence of Rajasthan – its brave hearts, mighty warriors, rich wildlife, colorful festivals and vibrant culture – while portraying the State’s future readiness. The event saw an integration of technological elements like projection mapping on the striking facade of the Vidhan Sabha; water projection and finally a laser integrated music performance.

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(From left to right) The Chief Guest the Queen Mother of Bhutan, Her Majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck and Rajasthan Chief Minister, Smt. Vasundhara Raje today at Janpath in Jaipur at the Closing Ceremony of ‘Rajasthan Festival . Also seen are:  the Governor of Rajasthan, Shri Kalyan Singh (extreme right) and Group Chairman, Vedanta Resources, PLC, Shri Anil Agarwal.

The Chief Guest on the occasion was the Queen Mother of Bhutan, Her Majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck. Among the dignitaries present on the occasion were also the Governor of Rajasthan, Shri Kalyan Singh and the Rajasthan Chief Minister, Smt. Vasundhara Raje, Minister of State for Tourism, Smt. Krishnendra Kaur ‘Deepa’ and Group Chairman, Vedanta Resources, PLC, Shri Anil Agarwal.

The evening ended with a spectacular fireworks show at Janpath.

 

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Are You Ready For The Rajasthan Day Celebrations?

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There’s not only one thing that you can confined to in Rajasthan. The vibrant and colorful Rajasthan is a traditionally and culturally rich state of India. The state is covered with ancient palaces, temples, havelis (mansions), forts and palaces. The different places of tourist interests along with its picturesque beauty have made Rajasthan an international tourist destination.  This year, Rajasthan is all set to celebrate its 67th birthday on 30th March 2016 and to celebrate it the Rajasthan Tourism department has organised a 4 day event. Plan your holiday accordingly and if you are in Jaipur, one must immerse in the celebrations 🙂

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Rajasthan Day Celebrated At Janpath

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Rajasthan celebrated its foundation day with Governor Kalyan Singh as the Chief Guest along with Ms. Vasundhara Raje.  Ms. Krishnedra Kaur (State Tourism Minister) enlightened the evening as the Guest of Honor.

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The Department of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan had organized an extravagant function on this occasion. There were folk dance performances, followed by seven tableaus from seven different divisions of Rajasthan – Ajmer, Bharatpur, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota and Udaipur. There was a daring acrobatic act by the Daredevil Motorcycle.

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The budding school students walked neck to neck with the police for the band performances. The celebrations ended with a synchronized light and song show at the Vidhan Sabha.

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Re- living 64 Years Of Rajasthan On Rajasthan Diwas Today

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As Rajasthan celebrates its 65th Rajasthan Diwas this year on 30thMarch 2015, we tell you the magnificent journey of 64 years. What makes Rajasthan so unique is its colorful culture, rich heritage and one of the tourist hubs. The state dazzles in its beauty and every glimpse is captures with due importance.

1. FAIRS AND FESTIVALS

Rajasthan is a state which is known for the richness of traditions, and diverse culture. All the festivals are celebrated with joy, enthusiasm, zeal and zest. Some major fairs and festivals are Pushkar Fair, Jaisalmer Desert Fair, Gangaur, Teej, Marwar Festival, Holi and the list goes on.

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2. CUISINES

One cannot leave Rajasthan without tasting its food which is known for it spiciness and rich flavor. Rajasthani cuisine is mainly vegetarian but can be put together in a variety of mouthwatering dishes. A sweet is a must which is complemented with every meal. Some relishing dishes are dal bati churma which is a well known delicacy all around the world. Every region in Rajasthan has its own speciality and taste.

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3. FORTS, MONUMENTS & PALACES

Rajasthan is well known for its historically rich ‘Forts and Palaces’. The forts of Rajasthan tell stories about the kings and queens and their journey during their period of reign. Each and every fort and fortress has a unique and unparalleled story behind it. Some monuments of Rajasthan are well recognized due to recognition by UNESCO, namely – Jantar Mantar (Jaipur), Kumbhalgarh fort, etc.

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4. FOLK MUSIC AND DANCES

The folk music and dance are important part of our culture and thus performed at every occasion, may it be a birth of a new born, anniversary or a welcome to the new season. The famous dance form of Rajasthan is Kalbelia, Terahtaali, Ghoomar, Chari, etc. Though dance is not the only art, music is considered important in the state of Rajasthan.

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5. WILDLIFE

Rajasthan is an abode to a number of species. It is known for diverse flora and fauna. Rajasthan lying in a desert region and having a varied topography is a home to various species. The Ranthambore National Park and Sariska Tiger Reserve are well known wildlife sanctuaries in this dry- arid region.

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6. HAND BLOCK PRINTING & BLUE POTTERY

Rajasthan is famous for its art and craft. Hand block printing, especially Bagru pint with floral and leaf motifs are seen and worn by a large number. Another recognized traditional art is of blue pottery, which has its origins from Rajasthan in India. In it the color blue and its shades are kept as the base color. Lehariya is also a style which originated from the land of Rajasthan.

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7. MUSEUMS

Museums are built to showcase the in-depth history of a place and to know about its culture. The museums of Rajasthan throw limelight to its rich heritage and varied, and diversified culture. Rajasthan is known worldwide for 1st silver museum in the world, situated in Udaipur. Not to forget the oldest museum of the state- Albert Hall, Jaipur is known for its rare articles. The other museums include- Government Museum in Jodhpur & Ajmer, Maharaja Sawai Mansingh Museum in Jaipur, etc.

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Rajasthan Diwas(30 March) Now Trimmed To A One-Day Event

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The chief minister, Vasundhara Raje has decided to cancel a week long extravagant Rajasthan Festival. Due to excessive crop damage, loss of human life and cattle, the amount put in for the celebrations of Rajasthan Festival would rather be used for relief of this calamity. The Department of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan will only be celebrating the Rajasthan Diwas (30 March). Rajasthan will be glittering in its glory and throwing light to its history.

Relish In The Beauty of Rajasthan During The Rajasthan Festival From 24-30 March 2015

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As the Rajasthan Diwas (30th March) is approaching, the Department of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan is all set to organize the Rajasthan Festival from 24th March to 30th March 2015 on a large scale with a mixed bag of activities. In this 7 day celebration,people from different places and different genres are invited. There are various activities which the tourists and the localities can witness and enjoy a lot of activities including Bhakti Sangeet, Lokrang- folk dances and music of India, Food and Craft Bazaar, Night Bazaar and many others. People can also participate in various adventure sports and games competition. The whole week, all the government buildings and monuments will be glittering with bright lights and the days will be accompanied by fireworks. Here is the day wise schedule which gives you a easy understanding of the daily events and activities.

24th March 2015

  • The inauguration for this grand festival will take place at the Jal Mahal Ki Paal in between 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm along with ‘Run for Rjasthan’.

25th March 2015

S.No. Time Venue Event / Activity
1. 7:00am- 9:00am  Moti Dungri Temple Bhakti Sangeet Event- Bhajan
2. 8:00 am onwards Medical College Ground Adventure Sports Festival – Hot Air Ballooning, Para Motoring, Rock Climbing, Aero Modelling, ATV Rides, Horse Riding, etc.
3. 8:00 am onwards Inox- Crystal Palm Multiplex Children Film Festival (4 shows per day will be screened)
4. 10:00am- 5:00pm Hawa Mahal Archaeological Exhibition – entitled ‘ Divine Idols in Sculpture Art’
5. 11:00am- 6:00pm Jawahar Kala Kendra ·         International Festival of Short Films on Cultural Tourism by Indian Infortainment Media Corporation(IIMC, Mumbai)·         Photo Exhibition by National Geographic Traveller on ‘ Rajasthan- Beautiful Today, Perfect Everyday’

·         Exhibition ( Contemporary Paintings)

·         ‘Ramgarh Shekhawati’- Past, Present & Future Painting Exhibition on Shekhawati Haveli’s

6. 4:00pm- 8:00pm Rambagh Polo Ground ·         ‘Akashganga’ – Sky Diving by IAF (4:00- 4:30 pm)·         Exhibition Polo Match (4:30-6:00 pm)
7. 3:00pm- 9:00pm Parasrampura Dwara (SSI in association with Dastkaar) Craft and Food Bazaar
8. 5:30pm-7:00pm Pratap Sabhagar, Vidhyaashram School Classical Dances of India-Kathak by Daksha Seth
9. 5:30pm- 7:30pm SMS Stadium Sitoliya( Boys & Girls),Gilli Danda( Boys),

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10. 7:00pm onwards Jawahar Kala Kendra ‘Lokrang’ – Folk Dances and Music of India
11. 7:00pm onwards Albert Hall Sufi Evening Mukhtiyar Ali, Waddali Brothers

26th March 2015

S.No. Time Venue Events / Activities
1. 7:00am- 9:00am Govind DevjiTemple Bhakti Sangeet Event- Bhajan (9:00am)
2. 6:00pm onwards Mosque, Subhash Chowk Qawwali
3. 8:00 am onwards Medical College Ground Adventure Sports Festival – Hot Air Ballooning, Para Motoring, Rock Climbing, Aero Modelling, ATV Rides, Horse Riding, etc.
4. 8:00 am onwards Inox- Crystal Palm Multiplex Children Film Festival (4 shows per day will be screened)
5. 10:00am- 5:00pm Hawa Mahal Archaeological Exhibition – entitled ‘ Divine Idols in Sculpture Art’
6. 11:00am- 6:00pm Jawahar Kala Kendra ·         International Festival of Short Films on Cultural Tourism by Indian Infortainment Media Corporation(IIMC, Mumbai)·         Photo Exhibition by National Geographic Traveller on ‘ Rajasthan- Beautiful Today, Perfect Everyday’

·         Exhibition ( Contemporary Paintings)

·         ‘Ramgarh Shekhawati’- Past, Present & Future Painting Exhibition on Shekhawati Haveli’s

7. 4:00pm- 8:00pm Rambagh Polo Ground ·         ‘Akashganga’ – Sky Diving by IAF (4:30- 5:00 pm)·         Camel Tattoo Show by Border Security Force(5:00-6:00 pm)
8. 3:00pm- 9:00pm Parasrampura Dwara (SSI in association with Dastkaar) Craft and Food Bazaar
9. 5:30pm-7:00pm Pratap Sabhagar, Vidhyaashram School Classical Dances of India-Koodiyattam by Margi Madhu
10. 5:30pm- 7:30pm SMS Stadium Kho-Kho ( Boys & Girls)
11. 7:00pm onwards Jawahar Kala Kendra ‘Lokrang’ – Folk Dances and Music of India
12. 7:00pm onwards Albert Hall Live Concert by Arijiit Singh

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27th March 2015

S.No. Time Venue Events / Activities
1. 7:00am- 9:00am Raja Park, Gurudwara Bhakti Sangeet Event- Gurbani
2. 8:00 am onwards Medical College Ground Adventure Sports Festival – Hot Air Ballooning, Para Motoring, Rock Climbing, Aero Modelling, ATV Rides, Horse Riding, etc.
3. 8:00 am onwards Inox- Crystal Palm Multiplex Children Film Festival (4 shows per day will be screened)
4. 10:00am- 5:00pm Hawa Mahal Archaeological Exhibition – entitled ‘ Divine Idols in Sculpture Art’
5. 11:00am- 6:00pm Jawahar Kala Kendra Theatre Show (6:00pm)
6. 11:00am- 6:00pm Jawahar Kala Kendra ·         International Festival of Short Films on Cultural Tourism by Indian Infortainment Media Corporation(IIMC, Mumbai)·         Photo Exhibition by National Geographic Traveller on ‘ Rajasthan- Beautiful Today, Perfect Everyday’

·         Exhibition ( Contemporary Paintings)

·         ‘Ramgarh Shekhawati’- Past, Present & Future Painting Exhibition on Shekhawati Haveli’s

7. 4:00pm- 8:00pm Rambagh Polo Ground ·         ‘Akashganga’ – Sky Diving by IAF (3:30- 4:00 pm)·         Army Pageant (4:00-6:30 pm)
8. 3:00pm- 9:00pm Parasrampura Dwara (SSI in association with Dastkaar) Craft and Food Bazaar
9. 5:30pm-7:00pm Pratap Sabhagar, Vidhyaashram School Classical Dances of India-Bharatnattyam by Malvika Surukkai
10. 5:30pm- 7:30pm SMS Stadium Kabaddi ( Boys & Girls)
11. 7:00pm onwards Jawahar Kala Kendra ‘Lokrang’ – Folk Dances and Music of India
12. 7:00pm onwards Albert Hall Performance by Papon

28th March 2015

S.No. Time Venue Events / Activities
1. 7:00am- 9:00am Birla Mandir Bhakti Sangeet Event- Bhajans at Laxmi Narayan Mandir
2. JDA Golf Course Golf Tournament
3. 8:00 am onwards Medical College Ground Adventure Sports Festival – Hot Air Ballooning, Para Motoring, Rock Climbing, Aero Modelling, ATV Rides, Horse Riding, etc.
4. 8:00 am onwards Inox- Crystal Palm Multiplex Children Film Festival (4 shows per day will be screened)
5. 10:00am- 5:00pm Hawa Mahal Archaeological Exhibition – entitled ‘ Divine Idols in Sculpture Art’
6. 11:00am- 5:00pm Jawahar Kala Kendra Wellness Conference by Ms. Shruti Poddar
7. 11:00am- 6:00pm Jawahar Kala Kendra ·         Photo Exhibition by National Geographic Traveller on ‘ Rajasthan- Beautiful Today, Perfect Everyday’·         Exhibition ( Contemporary Paintings)

·         ‘Ramgarh Shekhawati’- Past, Present & Future Painting Exhibition on Shekhawati Haveli’s

8. 4:00pm- 8:00pm Rambagh Polo Ground ·         ‘Akashganga’ – Sky Diving by IAF (3:30- 4:00 pm)·         Army Pageant (4:00-6:30 pm)
9. 11:00am- 5:30pm SMS Investment Ground Weapon & Equipment Display by Indian Army
10. 3:00pm- 9:00pm Parasrampura Dwara (SSI in association with Dastkaar) Craft and Food Bazaar
11. 5:30pm-7:00pm Pratap Sabhagar, Vidhyaashram School Urdu Storytelling Event – ‘ Dastangoi’ by Siyahi Foundation
12. 5:30pm- 7:30pm SMS Stadium Rassa Kashi ( Boys & Girls),Bhartiya Kushti (Boys)
13. 7:00pm onwards Jawahar Kala Kendra ‘Lokrang’ – Folk Dances and Music of India
14. 7:00pm onwards Albert Hall Performance by Chugge Khan and  Raghu Dixit

29th March 2015

S.No. Time Venue Events / Activities
1. 7:00am- 9:00am Saint Xavier Church Bhakti Sangeet Event- Choirs
2. JDA Golf Course Golf Tournament
3. 8:00 am onwards Medical College Ground Adventure Sports Festival – Hot Air Ballooning, Para Motoring, Rock Climbing, Aero Modelling, ATV Rides, Horse Riding, etc.
4. 8:00 am onwards Inox- Crystal Palm Multiplex Children Film Festival (4 shows per day will be screened)
5. 10:00am- 5:00pm Hawa Mahal Archaeological Exhibition – entitled ‘ Divine Idols in Sculpture Art’
6. 10:00am- 1:30pm Jawahar Kala Kendra Wellness Conference by Ms. Shruti Poddar
7. 11:00am- 6:00pm Jawahar Kala Kendra ·         Photo Exhibition by National Geographic Traveller on ‘ Rajasthan- Beautiful Today, Perfect Everyday’·         Exhibition ( Contemporary Paintings)

·         ‘Ramgarh Shekhawati’- Past, Present & Future Painting Exhibition on Shekhawati Haveli’s

8. 6:30pm- 8:00pm Chaugan Stadium Police Tattoo Show
9. 3:00pm- 9:00pm Parasrampura Dwara (SSI in association with Dastkaar) Craft and Food Bazaar
10. 5:30pm-7:00pm Pratap Sabhagar, Vidhyaashram School Classical Dances of India-Odissi by Colleena Shakti
11. 5:30pm- 7:30pm SMS Stadium ‘Tirandazi’ (Archery) ( Boys & Girls)
12. 7:00pm onwards Jawahar Kala Kendra ‘Lokrang’ – Folk Dances and Music of India
13. 7:00pm onwards Albert Hall (by SSI) Fashion Show on Khadi & Kota Doria by Ms. Bibi Russell

30th March 2015

S.No. Time Venue Events / Activities
1. 7:00- 9:00am Tarkeshwarji Temple Bhakti Sangeet Event- Bhajan
2. 5:30- 7:30 pm SMS Stadium Closing Ceremony·         Prize Distribution

·         Display of traditional Sports

3. 5:30- 7:30 pm Jan path (in front of Vidhan Sabha) Closing Ceremony

 

So pack your bags and starting planning for this extravagant event. Be a part of the culture and traditions of Mahro Rajasthan. ‘Padharo Mahre Desh’.

Rajasthan Foundation Day Celebration

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The people of Rajasthan enjoy several festivals with lots of gusto and fervor. Numerous fairs also keep the people occupied throughout the year. Animal fairs are part of the lives of the people of Rajasthan. Dancing, drama, singing and music enthrall all the visitors in Rajasthan.

Rajasthan Diwas

Rajasthan Diwas is every year celebrated on 30 March marking the unification of the erstwhile princely states in the region into the State of Rajasthan with an aim to showcase Rajasthan’s culture & heritage and revive the traditional sports, cuisines and folk-art.

The people of Rajasthan, who rejoice everyday in effervescent ways of their life, who enliven their traditions every now & then in festivities & revelries, are all set to celebrate Rajasthan Diwas in a grand manner this year throughout the state from March24 to 30, 2013.

Sixty four years ago, on 30th March 1949, took place the grand unification of the erstwhile princely states of Rajputana giving birth to Rajasthan state in the Union of India. Since then, the weeklong celebration is marked to celebrate the Rajasthan Diwas every year. With Rajasthan emerging as a frontrunner in tourism industry, Government of Rajasthan continues to add new attractions to its repertoire of festivals while bringing forth the vast range of Rajasthani Folk Art, Craft, Dance & Music.

Tantalizing the taste buds would be the mouth-watering Marwari, Mewari, Hadoti, Dundhari, Brij and Punjabi delicacies that would be savoured by the people in the Food Festival. Craft Bazaar showcasing the art forms, handicrafts, pottery styles, prints & textiles, embroideries, carpets, wood & metal work of different regions of Rajasthan promises to be a major attraction for visiting tourists as well as the residents in Rajasthan throughout the week long celebrations.

No festival can be exciting without the charm & laughter of children. To enlighten the school going kids about the heritage & glory of Rajasthan, theme based competitions like debate; quiz, essay writing, drawing & painting would be organized in Jaipur during the course of celebrations.

One of the most unique features of these celebrations, never seen before in any other festival, would be the Night Bazaar. An ensemble of shoppers’ items ranging from handicrafts, clothes, potteries, carpets, internationally renowned quilts, blankets & jewellery to day-today household commodities, would ensure a shopping experience par imagination to the Pink-city dwellers every evening till midnight.

Grand cultural shows and live concerts every evening in the ambience of majestic Albert Hall, Amer Fort and other equally eye-arresting venues have been planned to entertain people throughout the celebrations. A variety of programmes ranging from Classical Music & dance performances, Ghazal Evening, Bollywood Celebrity Evening to Nritya Natika, Natya Sandhya etc. would be held during the celebrations in Jaipur. Tourists and residents would get an opportunity to enjoy the performances of nationally famed artists like Toshi, Sharib, Ajmat and several other renowned Rajasthani folk artists, also who are shining stars of the constellation of celebrities in their own field.