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The closing ceremony of the one-month-long Cultural Heritage Training Camp was held at City Palace, on Tuesday. Princess Gauravi Kumari graced the event as the Chief Guest. The participants of the camp performed various traditional arts such as Dhrupad, Kathak, Rajasthani folk dance, flute, and beautiful recitations of verses from Bhagavad Gita. Additionally, an exhibition of paintings featuring ancient frescoes, Jaipur Blue Pottery, Kangra style, Jaipur style and Kishangarh style created by the trainees was also displayed. Princess Gauravi visited the exhibition and appreciated the talent of the participants. It is noteworthy that this camp was organized under the joint aegis of Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum, Rangreet Institute, and Saraswati Kala Kendra.

Princess Gauravi Kumari while appreciating the participants and their talents, said that I am excited to be a part of this event. Participants from different age groups actively participated in this camp held at City Palace to learn our traditional and vanishing arts. This program is a reflection of their hard work and dedication. “My family has always endeavoured to promote the art and culture of the city through such camps as well as explain the importance of these cultural and traditional arts to the younger generation,” she said.

The ceremony began with the lighting of lamp by Princess Gauravi Kumari, Special Officer (OSD) of the Art and Culture Department of the museum, Ramu Ramdev, and Executive Trustee, MSMS II Museum, Rama Dutt. After this, the camp instructors were then welcomed with garlands. The program first saw the presentation of Dhrupad under the guidance of Dr. Madhu Bhatt Tailang, in which the participants recited shlokas, Ganesh Vandana, and Vedic mantras. Later, under the guidance of RD Gaur, a flute performance was presented. The ceremony concluded with beautiful dance performances of ‘Kathak’ and ‘Ghoomar’ from Jaipur Gharana, directed by Dr. Jyoti Bharti Goswami, where girls from different age groups showcased their talents.

During this, Princess Gauravi Kumari felicitated all the camp instructors by paying floral tribute with certificates to them. At the end of the programme, Rama Dutt gave vote of thanks to everyone.

Ramu Ramdev explained that the camp follows the tradition of gurukul. He mentioned that under the guidance of Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh, an art school will also be established at City Palace Jaipur, to promote the country’s culture and traditional arts. During the camp, the trainees were introduced to various traditional arts, including embroidery, Jaipur Blue Pottery, and verses from Bhagavad Gita, taught respectively by Dr. Nathulal Verma, Gopal Saini, and Pandit Shivdatt Vyasa. Training was provided in other art forms such as painting by Ramu Ramdev, Hemant Ramdev, Babulal Marotia, Yamini Ramdev, calligraphy by Ashok Sharma and Lalit Sharma, and Phad painting by Manoj Joshi.

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