Curtain Raiser Press Release
The 5th edition of ‘Jaipur By Nite’ will begin today in the Pink City. Today (15 September), there will be a mesmerizing performance by the well known Indian fusion rock band, ‘Indian Ocean’ at City Palace from 6.30 pm onwards. There will also be live wire performance of the famous Rajasthani folk singer, Mame Khan.
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.
On 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.
Another special feature of the event will be the two-day food festival entitled ‘The Bite Fest’ on 15 and 16 September at the City Palace from 5.30 pm onwards. The other attractions for the evening will be Rajasthani troupe performances like Kachhi Ghodi, Bhope Bhopi, Dhol wale, Ghoomar dancers, Kaalbelia, astrologer and mehendi artists,etc.