Jaipur, 28 March: Organized by the Department of Tourism, the ‘Rajasthan Festival’ a number of activities were conducted today in Jaipur.
The Department of Archaeology & Museums, Government of Rajasthan in association with Square by Foot organised a Heritage Walk today. The walk began from Albert Hall Musuem and went via New Gate, Dawa Waalo ka Rasta, Thateron Ka Raasta, Kishanpole Bazaar, Choti Chaupad, Tripolia Bazaar and ended at Maharaja Library.
The 3-km long walk was led by a team of architects spearheaded by Nischal Jain. Around 50 participants attended the walk and were informed about the wonderful architectural features of the city. They were taken through the various Havelis, doors, temples, schools and bazaars.
The objective of the walk was to make tourists aware of the architecture of the old city, traditional industrial businesses as well as the cultural heritage
More than 75 people participated in the two-hour long ‘Cycle Marathon’ from Albert Hall to Jawahar Circle.
A two-hour long ‘Shabad Kirtan’ programme was held at Gurudwara, Raja Park.
Children’s Film Festival
Children’s Film Festival was held at Inox Multiplex, Crystal Palm Mall (9 am to 5 pm). Film shown during the day were – Gauru, Heda Hoda, Chutkan ki Mahabharat and Lukka Chuppi. As many as 200 children from – ‘Sushree Kavita Disha School’, Prayas School, Umang School, Seth Anandi Lal Poddar Institute of Deaf, Dumb & Blind, Shree Nirmal Vivek School, SVMM School, Vimla Venkatesh, Martha Root School, Govt. School Rajeev Nagar, VBVM School, Step Ahead School and Euro Kids came to see the films the festival.
International Festival of Short Films on Tourism and Culture
International Festival of Short Films on Tourism and Culture was held at Indralok Auditorium, Bhattarak Ji Ki Nasian (Near Narayan Singh Circle). Films – Rachiyata(India), Tower (Lativia) and Mumbai Varanasi Express (India) were shown at the Inauguration. Numerous celebrities like, Aarti Chabria, Anoop Sonii, Smita Bansal, Anil Dhavan, Gajendra Chauhan, Vijayta Pandit, Shagufta Ali, Sushma Shiromani, Rajshekhar Vyas and numerous film makers from overseas were also present on the occasion.
Short Films like, Neccessity Has No Law (Egypt), Little Things (Israel), Iron Dream (Iran), Ivan in Neverland (Russia), Bhutalya (Amazing World of Sinless Heart..) [India], The Scent of Gentlemen (Germany), Stupid Mission Part-1 (Tunisia), Better than Legacy (Ukraine), among others were also shown during the day. The festival received a total submission 1503 films from 102 participating countries. Out of these a final selection and screening of 128 films will be competing for the 9 Awards.