The Cultural Heritage Training Camp (Sanskratik Virasat Prashikshan Shivir) was inaugurated at the City Palace, Jaipur. In the camp, the trainees are being given free training in traditional arts like Dhrupad, Kathak, painting, flute and Mandana for one month. This camp is being organized under the joint aegis of Maharaja Sawai Man Singh (MSMS) II Museum, ‘Rangreet’ and Saraswati Kala Kendra.
In the training camp, the trainees will be taught the nuances of traditional arts by eminent artists of Rajasthan. In which, Ms Madhu Bhatt Tailang will give training in ‘Dhrupad’. While Dr Jyoti Bharti Goswami will teach the nuances of ‘Kathak’ of the Jaipur Gharana, Mr RD Gaur will provide training in ‘Flute’. Similarly, Mr Ramu Ramdev will give training on basic lines and mineral colours in traditional painting, Mr Hemant Ramdev will teach Kangra style painting and Mr Babu Lal Marotia will teach Jaipur style painting. Mr Lakshmi Narayan Kumawat will give training in the art of ‘Mandana’.
The camp started by lighting the traditional lamp along with Vedic chanting. Well-known artist of Rajasthan, Ms Usha Shree was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Executive Trustee, MSMS II Museum, Ms Rama Dutt; Director, MSMS II Museum, Ms Reema Hooja; Captain Kunwar Siddhartha Singh along with all the instructors of the programme were present on the occasion. Ms Rama Dutt welcomed all the trainers with garlands.
On this occasion, Ms Rama Dutt said that it is the effort of the Jaipur Royal Family to keep the fading traditional arts alive. As part of this effort, the camp is being organized again after two years so that the children can attain knowledge and understanding of traditional arts and their interest in them increases.
At the beginning of the camp, Camp Coordinator, Ramu Ramdev informed the trainees about fresco, tempera and miniature paintings. The trainees also learned about the fresco paintings and murals made in the City Palace and visited the Art Gallery.