If you happen to be in Rajasthan around March end, then don’t miss up the chance to experience its culture, traditions, heritage through its cultural extravaganza in Jaipur from March 27 to 30 this year. Rajasthan Post tracks down the events for you
The four-day long celebrations from March 27 to March 30, organized by the Department of Tourism, state government
will see a mélange of activities like music, dance, fashion show, film festival, golf tournament, horse show, band display, among others.
The celebrations will kick off with ‘Run for Rajasthan’ and BSF Camel Tattoo Show on March 27 at JDA Polo Ground.
From 28 to 30 March, devotional music programmes will take place at different religious places in Jaipur. On March 28- 29 from 7 pm onwards bhakti sangeet will be rendered at Moti Dungri Ganesh Ji Temple and Khole ke Hanuman ji respectively. A ‘qawwali’ will also take place at the Subhash Chowk Mosque at 7 pm on 29 March. On 30 March, from 12.30 pm onwards ‘bhajans’ will be held at Govind Dev Ji Temple.
On March 28, 29, a Golf tournament will take place at the JDA Golf Course.
Children Film Festival
On 28 and 29 March, a Children Film Festival will be organized. Four shows will be screened daily at Crystal Palm Multiplex in Jaipur.
International Festival of Short Films on Culture and Tourism
From March 28 to 39, an International Festival of Short Films on Culture and Tourism will be held from 11 am to 6 pm at Jawahar Kala Kendra (JKK).
The closing of this film festival is on 30 March at 12 noon. The film festival will be organized with the cooperation of the Mumbai-based Indian Infotainment Media Corporation (IIMC).
On March 28, 29 from 4.30 pm to 6 pm, an army pageant will take place. Under this programme, horse show, mass band display, paratroopers, para motors, dog show, among others will be conducted at JDA Polo Ground.
Dastangoi Show and Classical Dance
Dastangoi Show by Siyahi and the Odissi classical dance will take place on March 28-29, from 6 pm to 7.15 pm at Birla auditorium respectively.
For the sport lovers, the department has organised activities like Run for Rajasthan Kabaddi (boys and girls), Bhartiya Kushti (boys) and Kho-Kho (Boys and girls) which will be conducted on 28 March from 5.30 pm to 7 pm at SMS Stadium.
Also, ‘Tirandazi’ (archery for both boys and girls), ‘Sitoliya’(boys and girls), ‘Gilli Danda’ (Boys) and ‘Rumal Jhaptta’ (girls) will be played on March 29 from 5.30 pm to 7 pm at SMS Stadium.
The Jaipurites on March 28 will be enthralled by the live concert of Arijit Singh which will be held at Albert Hall from 7 pm onwards.
On March 29, performances by Salim Suleiman and Bhanwari Devi will be given from 7 pm onwards at Albert Hall.
Laser Show at Closing Ceremony
Akin to the Grand Opening ceremony, the closing ceremony too will be elaborate with a ceremonial procession being taken out on the Janpath. It will be held from 6.15 pm onwards at Janpath. Its biggest attraction would be laser show called the Big O laser Show which will tell the story of the monuments through multimedia effects using fire, fog and water.