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PRINCESS GAURAVI KUMARI INAUGURATES SUMMER TRAINING CAMP AT CITY PALACE  

PRINCESS GAURAVI KUMARI INAUGURATES SUMMER TRAINING CAMP AT CITY PALACE  

Press Release

A summer training camp (Sanskratik Virasat Prashikshan Shivir) began at the City Palace Museum yesterday. The training camp is being jointly organised by Maharaja Sawai Man Singh Museum (MSMSII Museum), Rangrit Art School andSaraswati Kala Kendra. The summer camp was inaugurated by Princess Gauravi Kumari. The trainers of the workshop were facilitated by Princess with garlands. In order to spread sensitivity towards the environment, the students of the workshop were given plants and parindas by her. Later, she also went around and saw paintings of different traditional art forms which were on display.

On the occasion, Executive Trustee, MSMS II Museum, Ms. Rama Dutt said that each year a month-long training program is organized at the City Palace. The idea is to provide an appropriate platform to the youngsters so that they learn our traditional and most enriched art forms. This year ‘Sanskratik Virasat Prashikshan Shivir’ is based on the theme of ‘Panigrahan Sanskaar’. Other than this the children will also learn new art forms like Maandna, Puppetry, Calligraphy and AlgozaVadan.

During the month long workshop, the participants will also get to learn folk songs based on weddings, folk dance, maandna, and art of writing hand-written invite. The theatre workshop will be based on female foeticide.

The following well-known artistes will provide the training – AlgozaVadan and Flute (R D Gaur), Yoga (Rajasthan Yoga Parishad), Maandna and Rangoli (Lakshmi Narayan Kumawat), Painting (RamuRamdev, ShyamuRamdev, Hemant Ramdev, BabulalMarothia and Badrinarayan), Puppetry (Ravi Bhatt), Folk Song (Parveen Mirza), Folk Dance (JyotiBharatiGoswami), Theatre (Sartaj Narayan Mathur and Kashish Bhatia) and Calligraphy (Ashok Sharma).

OVER 70 PHOTOGRAPHERS PARTICIPATE IN HERITAGE PHOTO WALK AT ALBERT HALL

OVER 70 PHOTOGRAPHERS PARTICIPATE IN HERITAGE PHOTO WALK AT ALBERT HALL

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Over 70 photography enthusiasts participated at Albert Hall Heritage Photo Walk on Sunday evening. This was in continuation with the Jaipur Heritage Photo Walks being organized by the Department of Archaeology & Museums (Government of Rajasthan) in association with Jaipur Photographers’ Club (JPC) & Jaipur Mera Shehar (JMS).

The photographers captured the images of the monument. They not only captured the beauty of the monument but also how the tourists view the heritage sites. The range of photographers was from 8 years to 60 years.

The Director of Archaeology & Museums, Government of Rajasthan, Mr. Hridesh Kumar Sharma said that the aim of this initiative is to provide a common platform to the city’s photographers to capture the exquisiteness of the heritage sites.

The series of photo walks would be held at different archaeological sites in Jaipur for the next few months which will culminate with a photo exhibition displaying some of the brilliant photographs captured during these photo walks, added Mr. Sharma.

It is to be recalled that a similar Heritage Photo Walks have been organized at Jantar Mantar, Amber Fort, Sisodiya Rani and Vidyadhar ka Bagh recently. The next walk is scheduled for the 3 June at Jantar Mantar in the evening.

NON-TOXIC TECHNIQUE OF SCREEN PRINTING BEING TAUGHT AT JKK

NON-TOXIC TECHNIQUE OF SCREEN PRINTING BEING TAUGHT AT JKK

Press Release

As a part of the ongoing one and half month long ‘Junior Summer Programme’, a Screen Printing workshop began yesterday at the Jawahar Kala Kendra. While initially the participants were taught the basics along with sketching, the following days of the workshop will witness working on the entire process of screen printing.

The facilitators Milton Mondal, Attri Chetan and Mubhasheera Bano informed that screenprinting is a technique which involves squeezing ink through a silk fabric onto paper to make prints. It is an efficient technique which can be used on any surface.

This non-toxic printing workshop along with the other two which began yesterday- Monoprint and Linocut, are being held at the newly refurbished ‘Graphic arts studios’ of JKK whereby around 30 participants are learning the vivid techniques of printing.

A HOST OF CULTURAL AND ARTISTIC ACTIVITIES HELD AT JKK

A HOST OF CULTURAL AND ARTISTIC ACTIVITIES HELD AT JKK

Press Release

As a part of the ongoing one and half month long ‘Junior Summer Programme’, two printmaking workshops began at Jawahar Kala Kendra (JKK) yesterday. These workshops included – Monoprint and Linocut. The newly refurbished ‘Graphic arts studios’ of JKK is teaching non-toxic techniques of printmaking to young aspiring printmakers. Around 30 children took part in these workshops. Earlier, there was also a puppet show organised for the children at Rangayan.

Puppet Show

Around 350 children who are participating in the ‘Junior Summer Programme’ witnessed a puppet show at JKK today. The show directed by Billu Bhaat showcased the tales of valour of brave heart ‘Amar Singh Rathore’. Earlier the children were giving a demonstration of the various types of puppets and taught the numerous voice modulations used in the puppet show.

Monoprint Printmaking Workshop

The workshop began with an orientation session for all the participants. The participants learned about the origin of the monoprint technique and created impressions using coins, tracing paper and pencils. The workshop is being conducted by Debangona Paul and Himmat Gayri. In the following days, the participants will be learning how to create prints using unique textures and absorbent paper. The students will also draw on metal with printer’s ink and press by hand on absorbent paper to create one-of-a-kind prints.

Linocut Printmaking Workshop

An offshoot variant of woodcut print making, Linocut uses a sheet of linoleum as the background surface. Children began the workshop by drawing and making sketches as per their liking. The workshop is being conducted by Jaya Singh and Prachi Sahasrabudhe. In the coming days, the participants will be preparing and cutting linoleum blocks. They will learn about the various carving tools, techniques and roll their sheets with black ink using a roller. They will finish the prints by rubbing out the designs by placing a piece of paper on top and applying pressure using a wooden spoon.

SHORT FILM SCREENED AT JKK

SHORT FILM SCREENED AT JKK

Press Release

As a part of the weekend cultural activities, short film – ‘Aaje Waagh Nahi Aave’ (The tiger won’t come today!) was screened at Jawahar Kala Kendra (JKK). The 17-min long film has been written by Suruchi Sharma and produced by National Institute of Design.

The film follows the tale of Oorja who has caught on the habit of lying. She comes up with new interesting excuses on coming late to school. On the other hand, Oorja’s father, a copywriter in his thirties is stuck on an idea for a plastic bottle, for which he has to create a TVC. He is proud to be the creative guy but remains baffled by the thought of not being able to crack an idea for this product. Both the characters, help each other reach their solutions but in the end realize the futility of their efforts.

The members of the cast included – Khadija Merchant, Rahat Ahmad Khan and Usha Malji. Other members included –Rohit Chandak (Music), Mani Maran (Lighting), Shruti Oza Mani Maran (Camera), Sharwari Sharad Dorge (Production Design/ Costumes) and Rashesh Desai (Location Sound).

CONSULTATION MEETING ON ‘LESSONS LEARNED FROM GLOBAL POLIO ERADICATION INITIATIVE (GPEI)’ AT IIHMR UNIVERSITY

CONSULTATION MEETING ON ‘LESSONS LEARNED FROM GLOBAL POLIO ERADICATION INITIATIVE (GPEI)’ AT IIHMR UNIVERSITY

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“POLIO ERADICATION IS A SUCCESSFUL EXAMPLE OF COLLABORATION, COMMUNICATION AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT”

– Dr. Ajay Khera
Deputy Commissioner, MHFW, Government of India


The global polio eradication initiative is a successful example which has shown positive collaboration and convergence amongst the various stakeholders. Not only this, the programme has also demonstrated proper use of the science of communication to spread the message through – mass media, advocacy and interpersonal communication. This was informed by Deputy Commissioner at Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, Dr. Ajay Khera. He was delivering the inaugural address at the consultation meeting on ‘Lessons learned from Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI)’ held at IIHMR University.

He further said that through proper monitoring and surveillance, regular alterations were made to the various communication channels based on the knowledge generated. Similarly, a strong supply chain ensured a well-mapped delivery system reaching even the remotest location. There is a significant need to organise such consultation meetings considering the era of sustainable development. The lessons discussed in these meetings will help in achieving universal health coverage.

President, IIHMR-U, Dr. P.R. Sodani said that the programme was aimed at defining the Polio universe and identifying key stakeholders and search for unpublished material on Polio eradication. Furthermore, the programme allows for sharing of experiences of the stakeholders which will further help in betterment in areas like Policy, Logistics, Social Mobilisation, Capacity Building, Financing and Intersectoral Coordination.

PRINCESS DIYA KUMARI ATTENDS THE MANIPAL UNIVERSITY FASHION SHOW

PRINCESS DIYA KUMARI ATTENDS THE MANIPAL UNIVERSITY FASHION SHOW

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WITH THE TALENTED BUDDING DESIGNERS, THE STATE CAN EMERGE AS A NEW DESIGNING HUB FOR FASHION INDUSTRY

PRINCESS DIYA KUMARI

With the talented budding designers, the State can emerge as a new designing hub for the fashion industry, said the Sawai Madhopur MLA, Princess Diya Kumari. The occasion was the 2nd Annual fashion show ‘Showcase’ organised by Manipal University Jaipur. A dazzling collection was ramped by the graduating batch of fashion design students.  Sawai Madhopur MLA, Princess Diya Kumari was the Chief Guest on the occasion. She admired the collections displayed by the budding designers and presented the Best Collection Award to Ekta Singh.

The Guest of Honor on the occasion was Sarpanch, Soda village, Ms. Chhavi Rajawat and renowned designer, Mr. Rohit Kamra.

WORLD MUSEUM DAY CELEBRATED WITH VERVE AND GUSTO

WORLD MUSEUM DAY CELEBRATED WITH VERVE AND GUSTO

Press Release 

The World Museum Day was celebrated yesterday with verve and gusto at the government museums and monuments across the State. The entry for foreign and domestic tourists was made free by the Department of Archaeology and Museums, Government of Rajasthan.

At the Albert Hall, mesmerising musical performances were organised by the Department in association with Leading Note Music Academy (Malviya Nagar). The spectators enjoyed the event. The Albert Hall building was spectacularly lit up for the occasion. 

The musical programme began with the presentations of Indian and Western classical music under the direction of Pawan Goswamy and Sushma Mehta. The programme included a ‘Maand’ performance by Adil Hussain and  ‘Raag Bihaag’ on the violin by  Disha Goswamy. Later, Akshat Sharma performed ‘ Raag Bhairav’ on the keyboard while Mehraz Hussain accompanied on tabla. A scintillating piano performance was also given by Manan Mehta. 

In the second half, while Vinayak Bhatt and Sushma Mehta sang ghazals, Gaurav Sharma and Mayank Sharma gave sufi performances. In the end, Chinmaya Goswamy gave a guitar performance. A large number of tourists, music lovers and distinguished citizens were present. 

Also on the occasion, the Hawa Mahal was decorated with traditional ‘rangoli’ while the tourists were welcomed to the historic building with Shehnai rendition and traditional Rajasthani ‘Tilak’. They were also informed about the importance of cleanliness and preservation of historic monuments.

PAN-INDIA ORIENTATION PROGRAMME BEGAN AT JKK

PAN-INDIA ORIENTATION PROGRAMME BEGAN AT JKK

Press Release

As a part of 6-week artist residency programme an orientation programme in printmaking began at Jawahar Kala Kendra (JKK). As many as 9 students from pan-India, practising various forms of printmaking, have been chosen to take part in this residency. The programme is fully supported by JKK and will conclude on 30 June.  The orientation was conducted by Ms. Kavita Shah of Chhaap Foundation. The orientation began with a presentation of portfolios and an introduction of work done by the participants.

On the occasion, Ms. Shah said that these artists will be working together for 6 weeks exchanging their knowledge, ideas and techniques with each other. They will be working in the refurbished graphic studios and practising non-toxic printmaking techniques. JKK will also put them in touch with local artists to share their ideas and knowledge. Furthermore, the programme will also be documented for findings, innovation, techniques used and modifications made to include non-toxic materials into artwork.

It is worth noting that the residency programme is the first of its kind being held in India. The participating students are from Shantiniketan, Mumbai, Rishikesh, Bangalore, Jaipur and Udaipur. These artists will conduct workshops for children in the ‘Junior Summer Program’ on printmaking techniques like – monoprint, linocut and screen printing.

CHILDREN LEARN PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS AT JUNIOR SUMMER PROGRAM HELD AT JKK

CHILDREN LEARN PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS AT JUNIOR SUMMER PROGRAM HELD AT JKK

Press Release

As a part of the ongoing month and a half long ‘Junior Summer Program’, ‘Taal’ a percussion instruments workshop was held at Jawahar Kala Kendra (JKK). The workshop was conducted by Mr. Piyush Rao of Vanasthali. The children learned the beats of various percussion instruments like – drums, cymbals, bass drums, snare drums, among others.

The workshop began with the participants learning 2 beats and 5 beats on the drum kit. Over the course of the workshop the children will also learn western and Indian beats, double bass and double rolling drumming techniques. At the end of the workshop the students will perform a short percussion routine accompanied by singing.

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