‘Pratibha Nikhar Diwas’ was celebrated at the City Palace in Jaipur. The trainees of the ongoing Cultural Heritage Training Camp at City Palace displayed various arts learned during the camp. Chairman of MSMS II Museum, Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh was present on the occasion. This camp is being organized under the joint aegis of Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum, Rangrit, and Saraswati Art Center. The program was started by lighting the lamps with Saraswati Vandana. Children recited the verses from the Bhagavad Gita.
The Chairman of the museum, Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh, appreciated the talent of the children while visiting the camp. He stated that this cultural heritage training camp is being organized with the aim of introducing the youth with the rich arts and crafts of Jaipur. Expressing his happiness on this occasion, he mentioned that the children are enthusiastic to learn the ancient art of fresco painting and Jaipur Blue Pottery which was introduced for the first time this year, and they are looking forward to learn these traditional and endangered arts. “I myself learned the nuances and techniques of fresco painting and created a fresco painting,” quoted Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh.
During the program, the trainees receiving Dhrupad training presented a performance with Vedic recitations on Dhrupad of Jaipur Gharana. Following this, trainees learning Kathak dance from the Jaipur Gharana showcased their skills. Similarly, trainees learning painting, flute, blue pottery, and embroidery displayed their respective arts. It is noteworthy that in this month-long cultural heritage training camp trainees are being trained in Dhrupad, Kathak, painting, flute, fresco painting, and Jaipur Blue Pottery, among other traditional arts.
The camp coordinator and artist, Ramu Ramdev, explained that renowned artists from Rajasthan are teaching traditional arts at this camp. The main attractions of the camp include ancient frescoes, Jaipur Blue Pottery, and verses from the Bhagavad Gita, which are being taught respectively by Dr. Nathulal Verma, Gopal Saini, and Pandit Shivdatt Vyasa. In addition, painting is being taught under the direction of Ramu Ramdev, Hemant Ramdev, Babulal Marotia, and Yamini Ramdev; Dhrupad by Dr. Madhu Bhatt Tailang; Kathak and folk dance by Dr. Jyoti Bharti Goswami; flute by Pt. R.D. Gaur; calligraphy by Ashok Sharma and Lalit Sharma, and Phad painting by Manoj Joshi’s guidance.