- First-ever ‘The Jaigarh Festival' on 9 and 10 December
- Film screening of 'Meen Raag'
- Renowned artisans from the royal 'Gunijankhana' will conduct workshops
Jaipur : Jaigarh, the iconic fortress nestled in the Aravalli hills, is set to host first-ever, ‘The Jaigarh Festival' on 9 and 10 December, marking four decades since its doors were opened to the public. This first of its kind festival is based on the theme of patronage and preservation of the heritage arts and crafts of Rajasthan. Late Brigadier His Highness Maharaja Sawai Bhawani Singh, MVC of Jaipur had inaugurated the fort as a tourist destination in 1983, a legacy upheld by the Jaigarh Public Charitable Trust.
Commenting on the Festival, H.H. Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh of Jaipur said, “Jaigarh has witnessed centuries of valour and cultural richness, and it is our responsibility to share and celebrate this legacy. The festival is a platform to showcase the heritage arts and crafts that define our identity and to engage with a diverse audience.”
One of the highlights of ‘The Jaigarh Festival’ is Heritage Arts and Crafts Masterclass Workshops, where renowned artisans from the royal 'Gunijankhana' will conduct workshops, showcasing the intricate heritage arts and crafts of Rajasthan. There will also be folk performances and pop-ups that will showcase the vibrant culture of Rajasthan, providing a glimpse into the state's artistic traditions. Specially curated fort walks at the festival will offer visitors insights into the historical and architectural significance of Jaigarh. In the festival, expert panel discussions and talks on history, art, architecture, and other heritage topics will also take place. There will also be a festival bazaar with a diverse range of cuisine and craft-based products.
On 9 December, the opening day of the festival, the lighting of the lamp will take place at 10.30 am by a member of the Royal Family. It will be followed by Art and Crafts workshops and demonstrations , talk shows, fort walks and film screening of 'Meen Raag' by National award winning filmmaker, Suruchi Sharma.
10 December, day 2 of the festival will have an Art Exhibition and Festival Bazaar during the day. The Closing ceremony will be showcasing classical, folk performances and felicitation of workshop students.
The festival will be attended by school, college and university students, academicians, artists, art enthusiasts, music lovers, history buffs, architecture enthusiasts, shoppers, culturists and celebrated Individuals from various fields. The representatives from affiliate organisations like the Army, Government, Air Force, etc. will also be present.