“Rang Rangeelo Ras Bharyo MHARO PYARO RAJASTHAN”
The land of Rajasthan has always been in the limelight since ancient times because of its grandeur and great warriors. Rajasthan is the biggest state in India in terms of area and is blessed with truly vivacious cultures, tradition, heritage, and a grand lineage. The state celebrates its 71st Foundation Day on 30th March 2021. A number of events take place to celebrate the auspicious day, and Rajasthanis take active participation in the Foundation Day’s celebration. Various programs are being organised at the Janpath in Jaipur to reminisce the rich heritage of Rajasthan. However, due to the COVID-19 precautions and guidelines, the celebration has been kept low this year. Nevertheless, we will still rejoice this day in our hearts and wish you a very happy Rajasthan Diwas!
The Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Mr Ashok Gehlot, tweeted this morning to wish the people of Rajasthan a very happy Rajasthan Diwas. His tweet included quite a charming message about the princely state where he described Rajasthan as a “Land of Warriors and Adventurers.”
#राजस्थान_दिवस पर प्रदेशवासियों को बधाई एवं शुभकामनाएं।
राजस्थान शौर्य व साहस का दूसरा नाम है।यहां की धरती रणबांकुरों और वीरांगनाओं की धरती है।
सभी प्रदेशवासियों का आह्वान है कि राजस्थान दिवस के मौके पर प्रदेश को उन्नति के उच्चतम शिखर पर ले जाने में भागीदारी निभाने का संकल्प लें। pic.twitter.com/Sy57PmHZgR
— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) March 30, 2021
Why do we celebrate Rajasthan Diwas?
The princely states of Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, and Jaisalmer were combined to form the “Greater Rajasthan Union” on 30th March 1949. This day is considered the establishment day of Rajasthan, where people could bask in all its historic glory. Rajasthan was divided into over 22 native princely states, soon after India was liberated from British Rule. Only one of the princely states that is Ajmer Marwada, was ruled by the Britishers, and the other 21 states came under the native kings, who proclaimed to call their alliance after independence. As a result, many small provinces were merged as one and thus became the largest state of Rajasthan. Therefore, to commemorate and celebrate the alliance of princely states and provinces, we celebrate Rajasthan Diwas 30th March every year. The states were a mix of two major regions of Rajasthan, i.e., Mewar and Marwar. Know the difference between Mewar and Marwar here!
Rajasthan Diwas 2021 Exhibition organized in Suchana Kendra Auditorium, Udaipur
On the occasion of Rajasthan Diwas 2021, an exhibition based on the art, culture and geographical beauty of Rajasthan was organized in the Suchana Kendra Auditorium under the aegis of the District Administration, Tourism and Public Relations Department on Tuesday. District Collector Chetan Deora inaugurated this ‘Bahurangi (Multi-coloured) Rajasthan’ exhibition in the Suchana Kendra Auditorium.
The district collector was overwhelmed by the unique confluence of natural beauty with art, culture, and the glorious history of the Mewar region. The Collector bowed down the portrait of Maharana Pratap displayed during the exhibition and freely appreciated the portrait based on the architecture of the famous tourist destination, Jagdish Temple in Udaipur. During the Rajasthan Diwas Exhibition, several officials of the district administration, including social worker Pankaj Sharma, MLA Phool Singh Meena, visited the exhibition and appreciated the art and artefacts displayed there. This multi-coloured exhibition depicts the crafts, architecture, art culture and scenic diversity of Rajasthan through more than 200 colourful shadow paintings.
Rang Rangeelo Rajasthan – Cultural Event
The colourful culture and tradition of our state were concluded by the folk dances showcasing Rang Rangeelo Rajasthan. Udaipurites witness an evening full of cultural performances was conducted on the auspicious event of Rajasthan Diwas 2021. As part of Rajasthan Foundation Day celebrations, a cultural evening was organized at the Lok Kala Mandal folk theatre on Tuesday evening under the aegis of the Tourism Department and District Administration and Folk Arts Board. On this occasion, Nodal Officer and Deputy Director of Tourism, Ms Shikha Saxena, welcomed the artists and congratulated everyone on Rajasthan Day. In the program, colourful cultural folk dances and folk songs were presented by the artists of the Board of Indian Art and Western Cultural Centre. During the program, the beautiful performances of Kesariya Balam Padaro Mahare Desh, Ghoomar, Terhatal, Bhavai, Chari etc., shed some light on the rich heritage and tradition of Rajasthan. On this occasion, Dr Laik Hussain, Director of Lok Kala Mandal and officers and representatives of other departments were present.
It is an honour remembering and commemorating the rich culture and colourful beauty of Rajasthan on this auspicious day! Let’s reminisce our warriors and grandeur of Rajasthan by celebrating the 71st Foundation Day together! Happy Rajasthan Diwas to everyone.