New Delhi, 20 November 2014: Treasures of Rajasthan’, is a two day Exhibition organized under the aegis of Princess Diya Kumari of Jaipur and The Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Trust.
Promoting ‘Brand Rajasthan’, the exhibition will showcase an eclectic mix of handpicked clothes, sarees, jewellery, objects d’art, paintings, home decor,arts & crafts as well as heritage and boutique travel destinations. Treasures of Rajasthan – Season II is Sponsored by Rajasthan Tourism.
The Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum Trust is bringing 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, was 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, H.E. Mr François Richier, Ambassador of France to India, hosted a theme-based event, at which Vibhuti Sachdev’s lavishly illustrated book, Festivals at the Jaipur Court (Niyogi Books), was released in the presence of Princess Diya Kumari, Aman Nath, Mr Shailendra Aggarwal, Secretary – Tourism, Rajasthan, and other distinguished guests.
Speaking on the occasion, Princess 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.”
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.”
The Maharaja Sawai Man Singh Trust also has Patrons like DiaColor, IndusInd Bank, AUDI, The Leela Group of Hotels, Pernod Ricard, and Godrej Consumer Products Limited and SpiceJet who support the Trust as part of their Corporate Social Responsibilites activities. The event is also being supported by IATO.
Participating Exhibitiors – Rajasthan Tourism, The Lalgarh Palace, Aruna Singh, Nayaab Jewelers, Sri Tana Bana, P.C Totuka, Code Silver, Rasa, Anantaya, Bijay Niwas Palace and many more.
Treasures of Rajasthan: Season II
A Lifestyle Exhibition | 21-22, November, 2014.
Venue: Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi.
Picture Courtesy: Institut Francais Inde