Thursday, November 20, 2014

Treasures of Rajasthan II

The Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum Trust will bring alive the magic of vibrant Rajasthan with “Treasures of Rajasthan Season II” on 21-22 November 2014. This lifestyle exhibition, encompassing heritage travel, luxury craftwork, and the fine arts, will be inaugurated by Smt Vasundhara Raje, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Rajasthan at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts.

On the eve of this remarkable exhibition, Diya Kumari, Trustee of The Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum Trust, and H.E. Mr François Richier, Ambassador of France to India, held a press conference on Thursday, 20th November 2014, at 11.00 am at Institut Français en Inde, 2, Aurangzeb Road, New Delhi 110011.
Left to Right: Mr. Aman Nath, Mr. Gilles Tolestone, HE.Mr. Francois Richier, Princess Diya Kumari, Mr. Rishab Tongya, Mr.Subhash Goyal.

Princess Diya Kumari

On this occasion, Vibhuti Sachdev’s lavishly illustrateed book, Festivals at the Jaipur Court (Niyogi Books), was also released.
Left to Right: Mr. Gilles Tolestone, Ms. Vibhuti Sachdev, Mr. Aman Nath, HE.Mr. Francois Richier, Princess Diya Kumari, Mr.Subhash Goyal, Mr. Rishab Tongya.
Speaking on the occasion, Diya Kumari of Jaipur said, “The exhibition aims to encourage and revive the state’s languishing arts and crafts and is an extension of my endeavour to not just keep the crafts alive but to also provide a means of livelihood to its practitioners. It is also a continuation of a family tradition of promoting arts and crafts, started way back in the 18th century by Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II, who set up 36 karkhanas or state-patronized ateliers of different crafts. I feel duty-bound to preserve and 
promote my cultural inheritance.”
H.E Mr. Francois Richier, Ambassador of France to India
Princess Diya Kumari
Backing the event, Ambassador Richier said, “Given the similarities between India and France, with their rich cultural histories, exquisite craftsmanship, and love for heritage, the Embassy of France in India is lending its support to Treasures of Rajasthan Season II. The Embassy will help promote the exchange of ideas in these areas and on the revival of the arts. In future, we also hope to link palaces and forts in Rajasthan with castles, palaces and chateaux in France to take forward our shared interest in the 
preservation and promotion of our cultural heritage.”

Department of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan, represented on the panel by Mr. Shailendra Agarwal, 
Principal Secretary Tourism, has given invaluable support to the Treasures of Rajasthan platform as Main Sponsor. Mr Shailendra Agarwal will also held an interactive session with members of IATO to discuss ways and means of promoting Tourism of Rajasthan. 

Treasures of Rajasthan, is a one-of-a-kind public-private partnership, which Treasures of Rajasthan, is a one-of-a-kind public-private partnership, which enjoys the patronage of corporate associates like IndusInd Bank, AUDI, Godrej Consumer Products, DiaColor, Pernod Ricard, The Leela Group of Hotels, amongst others, all of whom have a stake 
in the economic development of the State.

The Treasures of Rajasthan exposition will showcase handpicked textiles and garments using the age-old techniques of leheriya, tie-dye and gota pati, complemented by traditional kundan-polki jewellery and contemporary fashion accessories. Also being displayed are select handicrafts, objets d’art, hand-tufted carpets, blue pottery, paintings, and lacquer products. 

As part of the heritage tourism world, the Trust positions this platform as an apt showcase of the various forts, havelis, and boutique travel destinations that dot Rajasthan and are its hidden, unexplored gems. The exhibition presents them to domestic travellers, who account for 80% of tourism in India, as well as expatriates and foreign travellers. 

Treasures of Rajasthan will come alive in the sprawling lawns of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Gate No. 4, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi, on 21st
- 22nd November from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm.

No comments:

Post a Comment