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Rajasthan Utsav: People participate in Heritage Walk, Cycle Marathon
A film festival for children was also organized.
Jaipur: After a spectacular opening ceremony on Monday, several activities were organized on the day – 2 of Rajasthan Utsav – 2017.
The Rajasthan government’s department of archaeology & museums organised a Heritage Walk in association with Square by Foot. The walk began from Albert Hall Museum and ended at Maharaja Library after passing through New Gate, Dawa Waalo ka Rasta, Thateron Ka Raasta, Kishanpole Bazaar, Choti Chaupad, and Tripolia Bazaar.
The 3-km long walk was led by a team of architects. Around 50 participants attended the walk and were informed about the wonderful architectural features of the city. They walked through 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.
Cycle Marathon was also organized on Tuesday. More than 75 people participated in the two-hour long ‘Cycle Marathon’ from Albert Hall to Jawahar Circle.
Several movies including Gauru, Heda Hoda, Chutkan ki Mahabharat and Lukka Chuppi – were screened at Inox Multiplex, Crystal Palm Mall as part of the Children’s Film Festival 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 enjoyed the movies.
A two-hour long ‘Shabad Kirtan’ programme was held at Gurudwara, Raja Park.
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, Necessity 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.