Organized at City Palace
As the part of the ‘Jaipur By Nite’ there was mesmerizing performances by the well known Indian fusion rock band, ‘Indian Ocean’ today evening at the Sarvatobhadra Chowk of City Palace. The Rajasthan Minister for Industries, Mr. Rajpal Singh Shekhawat; Brand Ambassador of Jaipur by Nite, Princess Diya Kumari; Rajasthan Chief Secretary, Mr. Ashok Jain; Additional Chief Secretary, Tourism, Mr. NC Goel,; Chairman, CII Northern Region, Mr. Sumant Sinha and other dignitaries inaugurated the event lighting the traditional lamp.
It is to be recalled that ‘Jaipur By Nite’ is jointly being organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Young Indians (YI), Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and the Department of Tourism (DOT), Government of Rajasthan. Rajasthan Khadi & Village Industries Board and the Department of Archaeology & Museums are also supporting the initiative.
The Indian Ocean band performed the famous numbers like Bande, Ma Rewa, Kandisa, Des Mera, Jhini, Leaving Home, Is Tan Dhan Ki, Banjara Nama, Akhiyan Udeek Diyan, and Mann Kasturi, among others winning the hearts of the audience.
Earlier, the guests and tourists enjoyed the live performance of famous Rajasthani folk singer, Mame Khan. Among the songs performed by him were : Sanu Ek Pal, Hitchki, Baware, Nimburah, Mast Qalander.
Another special feature of the event was two-day food festival entitled ‘The Bite Fest’. The fest had stalls from the Burger Farm, Decked up by ‘Garden Café’, Fat Lulu’s, Crunchy Gourmet, TGIH, Papa Cream, Keventers, What a Patty, Liquido, Zarpar, Clarks Amer, Hilton and Chokhi Dhani.
The other attractions for the evening were Rajasthani troupe performances like Kachhi Ghodi, Bhope Bhopi, Dhol wale, Ghoomar dancers, Kaalbelia, astrologer and mehendi artists,etc.
Today, 16 September (Saturday) evening, there will be night marathon entitled: ‘Jaipur by Nite Marathon’. To begin from the City Palace, there will be two categories – for 10 kms run (with timing chip) and for 5 kms (without timing chip). The marathon, like last year, will be a distinct activity and unique initiative wherein the participants are expected to join from various parts of the country to witness and promote beauty and heritage of Pink City in night. The Ambassador of Costa Rica; three senior Diplomats from Greece, participants from Indore, Gurgaon, Mumbai and many other places are running.