Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum is all set to host its first 3-day ‘Jaipur History Festival’ from 14 to 16 December at City Palace. Students from as many as 20 schools of Jaipur will present plays, songs, dances, models, Paintings, documentaries, power point presentations and other forms of exhibition. This was informed by the Director, Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum Mr. Yunus Khimani.
Mr. Khimani further said that the festival aims to take students to a life beyond textbooks and provide them a platform to refer materials, gather information and analyse it. Highlights of the event will – plays related to Partition; understand the Bhakti Sufi Movement; town planning and artefacts of the Harppan Times. Similarly, unique and relevant topics like Mahabharat through a reader’s eye; through the travellers’ eye…travelogue; Depiction of life during the Mughal period through painting; Jaisalmer ; logo making competition as well as Forts of Rajasthan will also be featured at the festival.
Participating schools will include— Disha School, Maharaja Sawai Bhawani Singh School, Tagore International School, Sanskar School, Seedling Modern High School, The Palace School among others. The festival has originated from a ‘Teaching History Workshop’ held for as many as 33 teachers from different pedagogues. The workshop was organised earlier this by Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum. Former Education Officer, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Mr. Sandeep Sethi said that the festival is an excellent exposure for teachers as well as students who will work in a collaborative manner.