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.
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.
(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.
Have you been noticing and smiling at the cool tribal art hoardings on a lot of traffic signals, unipoles and bus shelters in Jaipur? In a first of its kind initiative in the country – ‘Living Arts of Rajasthan’ our pink city has turned into an open art gallery on Gandhi Jayanti, which is becoming a reason to smile in the hectic quotidian city traffic.
Envisioned by the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Ms. Vasundhara Raje, this initiative has been taken to encourage and promote the rich heritage of tribal and folk art and its practising artisans. These hoardings are no normal ones, but have been designed with a very bold play of colors depicting perfectly the vibrant culture of Aapno Rajasthan
Apart from regular passersby, this project is an objet de vertu for all the art aficionados as it serves as a great cultural display. Be it the Rajasthani ladies clad in bright colored sarees & tribal attires, men wearing turbans driving or travelling in autos, buses, rickshaws, flights or women drawing mandanas etc, these paintings are surely stealing the hearts of locals and tourists.
These famous paintings are a part of ‘Jogi art’ which are mostly done in black and white color. This colourful sight on the hoardings is only for a short period of 30- 45 days. The artists Ms. Teju Ganesh Jogi, Ms. Soni Jogi, Ms. Sangeeta Jogi, Mr. Bablu Jogi and Mr. Raju Jogi were especially invited to Jaipur to create the pieces for this project. During the 3-day stay, the artists created independent illustrations of ‘Jogi’ art, in both colour as well as black and white forms. Each hoarding carries the name and photograph of the artist, giving them the acknowledgement they rightfully deserve.
With over 70 display sites, the initiative is managed by Jaipur Nagar Nigam, with cooperation of ‘Must Art Gallery’ in Delhi. The upcoming phases will display other tribal arts inherent to Rajasthan. Each art form is expected to be showcased around the city for at least 30-45 days. A permanent exhibition site and other innovative projects have also been proposed to support such art and artists in the State.
A popular travel bazaar where the people from different parts of the world come together and exchange their experiences.
Rajasthan chief minister, Ms. Vasundhara Raje will be inaugurating the GITB 2015 tomorrow at Hotel the Lalit at 6:30 pm. This 3 day travel bazaar (19-21 April 2015) will release a knowledge paper entitled “Unexplored Tourism Destinations of India” at the inaugural session.
This colossal bazaar is hoping to set a record of more than 10,000 meeting, which will be showcased during the B2B meeting sessions and exhibition at Jaipur Exhibition and Convention Centre (JECC) at Sitapura in Jaipur.
Around 11 states from India are participating in this grand event along with tour operators, businessmen and travel agents from all over the world, and approximately 46 countries as participants are attending this travel bazaar, helping India achieve its goal of a world class tourist destination and giving a boost to the tourism industry.
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.
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.
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.