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6th Edition of ‘VASTRA’ to begin from 21st September in Rajasthan’s Capital- Jaipur

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Navratris begin and you find ample reasons to go out and shop for dazzling, attractive stuff for yourself and home! Several carnivals and fairs are organized to spoil you with choices and new trends. So, get ready for another annual bonanza of shopping and fun! The 6th Edition of the 4-day international textile and apparel fair, ‘VASTRA’ will be organized in Jaipur from 21 to 24 September at Jaipur Exhibition and Convention Centre (JECC) in Sitapura. It will be inaugurated by the Union Textiles & Information and Broadcasting Minister, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani and Rajasthan Chief Minister, Smt. Vasundhara Raje on 21 September, 2017.

The exposition is an all-encompassing trade fair and conference on Textiles and Apparel which will present a fusion of the finest and the latest in textile products – from fiber to fashion, services and technology.

The mega textile fair is jointly organized by RIICO and FICCI. ‘VASTRA’ has created a niche for itself in textile and apparel industry since its inception in 2012. The event is also supported by the Government of Rajasthan.

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It is expected that over 250 exhibitors from 13 states will showcase their products over net exhibition space of 3600 sqm at JECC. Furthermore, around 300 overseas buyers from more than 50 countries and 200 representatives from around 100 Indian buying houses/agents are slated to attend the event. Karnataka is participating as Partner State and Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Uttrakhand and West Bengal are participating as supporting States in the event.

The first three days of the event will be devoted exclusively to B2B and the last day will be open for B2C, involving retail sales. General public is invited to visit the fair on 24thSeptember to shop for their favourite products.

This year VASTRA will have few new features like: Roundtable Conference on “Making Rajasthan a Garment Hub”; Jaipur Designers Festival and Sari Workshop. The exposition will continue to have Business Fashion Shows, Design Display Wall for budding designers, Rajasthan Pavilion which will showcase arts and crafts of Rajasthan.

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Tourists in Jaipur witnessed melodious moments at various heritage sites

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To celebrate music that has been ringing in the ears for generations now, the music enthusiasts from around the country gathered in the Pink City and performed for the local people and tourists at the heritage sites including Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal and Albert Hall. Age, gender or profession is no bar for music and the passion for harmonica (aka mouth organ) got children as young as 8-years-old, to people as old as 80 years of age on a same platform to perform.

The harmonica players of the group are not professionals but they are mere enthusiasts. From doctors to students and army officers to house-wives, people from all classes of life participated and performed together. “This two-day program was organised by the harmonica enthusiasts of the Pink City. People from all over India, from Jammu to Assam, participated and all the delegates came on their own expenses. Their sole purpose behind this is to revive harmonica and generate the interest of people towards live music.

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It was a show which the tourists visiting Amber fort and Albert Hall on Tuesday will not forget for a long time. A group of 130 people assembled at Amber Fort to play musical instrument Harmonica and mesmerized the tourists with the tunes of various songs for more than half an hour. They came to the fort before 10 am and started playing the musical instrument which turned into another attraction for the tourists. The group played tunes of songs like “Hai Apna Dil To Awara” a famous song sung by legendary Hemant Kumar from the movie “Solva Saal” apart from other songs. Interestingly, in the movie, Dev Anand also played the song on the same instrument harmonica and was very popular. The tourists could not join them but many of them lip singed along with the group and the atmosphere of the Amber Fort became so pleasant suddenly that everybody who was present at that moment could not hide the excitement.

This is not the first time that department of archaeology had organized such activity as a few months back also the tourists got to witness an exciting musical performance in Jaipur.

Image Credits: DNA Jaipur

 

Udaipur Tourism: Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveils bouquet of development projects in Rajasthan

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Declaring and maintaining that building modern infrastructure will take India to newer heights continues to be his govt’s priority, Hon’ble Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi inaugurated and laid the foundation stones for multiple highway projects worth over 15,000 crore rupees for Rajasthan in a function in Udaipur.

Modi was received by Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and other senior leader in Udaipur on Tuesday. He inaugurated 11 National Highway projects, covering a total length of about 873 km. The projects include a 6-lane cable stayed bridge across river Chambal at Kota; 4-laning of Gomati Chauraha-Udaipur section of NH-8, and Rajsamand-Bhilwara section of NH-758.

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During his visit PM Modi affirmed, “Rajasthan has huge area and tourists want to visit its Lake City – Udaipur, Pushkar and sand dunes of Jaisalmer. When tourism develops, handicrafts-men earn, taxi drivers earn, hoteliers earn and even the ‘chai wala’ (tea seller) earns,” as the gathering burst into laughter.

Stressing the importance of infrastructure for development, he said these highways will help farmers, boost tourism and open up economic opportunities for the local people. They would not only help link Rajasthan more efficiently but also be gateways to progress.

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Indeed, tourism will get great boost with better connectivity of roads and safer road transportation. We applaud Mr. Prime Minister for his farsighted approach for the development of Rajasthan benefiting its tourism sector.

 

5 Reasons to visit Jaipur in August

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The month of August is here, probably that time of the year when everything turns green and beautiful. In Jaipur, a large no. of picnics is planned during this season.  🙂 Given the change in the weather we are sure many of you also have plans to do something interesting this month before the heat catches up again. Let Raj Tourism Buzz help you plan some of your trips by sharing with you the biggest events that are lined up for you in Jaipur.

1.) Stories worth sharing Meet up – This amazing event after gaining popularity in Delhi, Bengaluru and other cities is now coming up with an edition in Jaipur. This event works on a unique concept top allow people to share their stories, which may not have changed the world but changed (their) world. The concept is based on the belief that stories are to be cherished and ideas deserve an open platform to flourish.

Venue: Full Power, Jaipur

Date: 5th Augustfull power2.) Workshops at Arya Niwas – Arya Niwas Hospitality, Jaipur is hosting some amazing workshops open to everyone from Jaipur and outside. The workshop includes learning to make dream catchers, designing jewelrywith help of natural elements and paper mache. We are sure this will be a fun learning experience for everyone, so why not give it a try.

Venue: Arya Niwas hospitality

Date: 12th – 14th August 2017

3.) Women’s Adventure Monsoon Drive– Alankrita Women empowerment group has joined hands with Club Rajputana Classic Jeeps and Panch Tatva and they are together coming up with adventure monsoon drive to kanota, especially for women.  A great opportunity for women to enjoy a powerful drive.

Venue: Kanota

Date: 20th August 2017women adventure4.) Forhex – The premium home décor exhibition of Jaipur, Forhex, is back again with its eighth edition. We all know that Forhex is a premium destination for the best of stylish Home Décor, classy furniture, timeless artifacts, and native handicrafts. The exhibition hosts brands from all across the country and is a treat for people who are looking to redo their homes.

Venue: Birla Institute of Scientific Research, Statue Circle.

Date: 25th August 2017   forex5.) Stand-up Comedy with Vipul Goyal  – Given the growing popularity of stand up shows in Jaipur it hardly ever happens that we are left without one in any month. This time around we have comedian, Vipul Goyal , who will be in the pink city to tickle our funny bone.

Venue: Maharana Pratap Auditorium

Date: 27th August 2017comedy nightHope this has helped you plan your event schedule for August 2017. 🙂

Ganganagar expands its airstrip for intra-state air services with Jaipur and Delhi

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Rajasthan’s Ganaganagar city is all set to expand its airstrip to facilitate intra-state air services connecting the district with Jaipur and Delhi.

Although, there is already an airstrip at Lalgarh but district administration has planned to expand it both ways for landing of commercial flights. According to sources, government is planning to start air services to the border district before next tourist season. The first flight of an intra-state air service from Jaipur to Udaipur via Jodhpur was launched on October 4 last year.

Government has tied up with Supreme Transport Organisation Pvt Ltd., to operate air services between different cities in the state. Several locations of world-class tourism, religious, historical and heritage importance would be benefitted by these air operations.

On an average, Rajasthan attracts over 12 lakh foreign and over two crore domestic tourists every year. Travel pundits hope that these kinds of air services would certainly help in giving a fillip to tourist footfall.

In fact, tourists had to travel by road and so were avoiding some places in Rajasthan. Now, with good air connectivity, tourists would be able to see more cities and spend more time in the Desert State.

After NTCA’s objection, Ranthambore and Sariska Wildlife Parks to remain closed for Monsoon.

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We were happier after the recent announcement of the opening of Wildlife reserves and parks to be opened for Monsoon, But after NTCA’s objection, Rajasthan Forest Department has taken its previous orders back and decided to close the reserves.

All the three tiger reserves of Rajasthan — Ranthambhore, Sariska and Mukandara — will be closed this year during monsoon. According to the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), the Rajasthan Forest Department has dropped its orders to keep the parks open during monsoon, as it is the breeding period of wild animals, especially the tigers, and also because of safety concerns for visitors.

Although, there is still some hope of tiger sighting as five of ten zones remain open during monsoon where tourism continues unabated. One zone of Sariska also remains opened for tourism during monsoon.

 

New Passport Service Centre inaugurated in Udaipur

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The much-awaited Passport Seva Kendras (PSK) is now open and functional in Udaipur. The The PSK inaugurated this Friday can issue a new passport and renew expired ones.

Apart from printing and dispatching passports, the PSK can perform all other important functions like receiving applications, verifying them and collecting a fee. The PSK, named as Pratap Kendra, is located at Patho ki Magri area near Subhash Marg in the city.

While addressing the crowd, the Union Minister of State for External Affairs General VK Singh said that besides Udaipur there are nine other cities where the PSKs have recently been started. “We are trying to provide passport services to people with ease. We want to make it simple and user-friendly so that people can apply for their passport online and can track of it,” said Singh.

It was decided that the government will open PSKs at the headquarters of every post office in the country. There are around 800 such post offices and PSKs have already been started at 50 of them. Adding to that, a PSK will also be started at Chittorgarh.

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Undoubtedly, the PSK is a boon for the people of Udaipur and it will save them the trouble of travelling to Jodhpur or Jaipur and save money as well. It will also help people living in nearby villages like Salumbar, Dungarpur, Sagwara, Sarada and Kherwada in Rajasthan.