A glimpse of Jaipur 2012

As this year is coming to an end, lets take a glimpse at all the unforgettable events in Jaipur in 2012.

  • January

Jaipur Literature Festival 2012

It is one of the most renowned, respectful and the largest literary festival in Asia-Pacific. Lit 2012 were organized in Jaipur city that encompasses a range of readings, talks, debates, children workshops, performances and other interactive activities. Some of the famous personalities who participate in Lit 2012 as a speakers were Anupam Kher, Chetan Bhagat, Prasoon Joshi. The very famous talk show queen Oprah Winfrey visited Lit’12.

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  • February

The Jaipur Auto Expo 2012 had successful run with world’s top automobile brands and accessories. It provided a platform for automakers to showcase their new luxury cars to the largest TG segment.

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  • March

On March 30th March Rajasthan celebrated its 62nd foundation day with much fanfare and galore.

Sixty three years ago, on 30th March 1949, took place the grand unification of the erstwhile princely states of Rajputana giving birth to Rajasthan state in the Union of India. Since then, the week long celebration is marked to celebrate the Rajasthan Diwas every year.

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  • April

The Great Indian Travel Bazaar 2012

The main objective was to reinforce India as a world-class tourism destination, opportunity to interact with foreign buyers, registered Indian sellers, policy makers, investors, members of the media and make a business sense out.

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  • May

Maharajas’s express

Maharajas’ Express is the latest luxury train that offers a royal ride to country’s most popular cities. It connects Mumbai – Ajanta – Udaipur – Jodhpur – Bikaner – Jaipur – Ranthambore – Agra – Delhi.

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  • June

Jaipur Youth Soccer League 2012

The Most awaited soccer league/Tournament for the Youth in Jaipur 2012. The league was more emphasized on the participation from the young players of Jaipur.

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  • July

Teej Tehelka in Jaipur

Teej is one of the most widely celebrated festivals in Rajasthan. For women, Teej means dressing up, getting mehendi (henna) applied to their hands, singing songs, and having fun swinging on swings. The Teej procession began with all its regal splendor from July 22 at 5.30 pm from Tripolia Gate  (City Palace), winding its way through the Tripolia Bazaar and Chhoti Chaupar, Gangauri Bazaar to end at the Chaugan Stadium. The procession had kacchi ghodi and the elephant carrying the symbol in the front.

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  • August

Double Decker bus starts off its journey

After a long awaiting period, finally Delhi-Jaipur double-decker train service started from the August24, 2012. It has 13 coaches with a seating capacity for 120 passengers in each coach. The lower floor of the train has a capacity of 70 passengers while the upper floor has a capacity of 50 passengers.

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  • September

Awadhi Food Festival at ITC Rajputana, Jaipur

The Awadhi food festival at ITC Rajputana Jaipur is one such where you’ll find a balanced selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes on offer that are guaranteed to bring back memories (if any) of your last trip to Lucknow or perhaps compel you to visit the city that hosts this rich, aromatic and complex cuisine.

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  • October

Dussehra celebrations !!

One of the biggest festivals celebrated in most parts of Rajasthan is Dussehra. The festival is celebrated with zest and festivities as it also marks the beginning of the winter season after the long, unbearable, hot summer. In Jaipur, gigantic effigies of the ten-headed Ravana and his brothers were set aflame amidst bursting of crackers at the famous Dusshehra Maidan and fairs were held on this occasion with lots to eat, buy and enjoy.

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  • November

Diwali

Jaipur celebrates Diwali with great enthusiasm and folklore. Jaipur, the Pink City, is full of vibrancy and Diwali adds more color to its culture. Jaipur being primarily a trader’s city, celebrates Diwali- the festival of lights with a lot of zeal and happiness as the goddess of honor is none other than that of wealth – Laxmi.

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  • December

Candle March for the Delhi Gang-Rape Victim

The death of the 23-year-old Gang rape victim created outrage in the country and Jaipurites were not any less. A peaceful candle march was held at Statue Circle by the protesters to condole the death of the brave heart of the country that fought for life for 13 days after the gruesome incident happened with her in a moving bus in Delhi.

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Christmas and New Year Vacations in Rajasthan

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As the end of 2012 draws near, with Christmas celebrations in full swing,  we know that booking a holiday for celebrating Christmas and the welcome of  next year will once again be a top priority very soon.

New holiday ideas’ galore will be available in the New Year and Jaipur Beat will be a great first stop when looking for the specialist travel suggestions, upcoming events and holiday destinations to go away with, who can provide the unique travel information you crave.

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There are some great long-haul trips to Rajasthan, Golden Triangle Tour, Jungle Safaris, festivals, fairs, events and the Royal Maharaja Style vacations in this month’s snippet and a whole host of ideas to come next month. Until then we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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Women Car Rally 2012

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Women Car Rally is meant for those Ladies who dare to take part in Rallies but so far not able to do it by some reasons. This is based on TSD format Viz Time, Speed and Distance. Rally is more towards adhering road rules and regulation and than winning it.

ImageStarted with 28 brave ladies in 2007, The Women Car Rally has set up Indian Record of India’s Longest Women Car rally that year itself. Since then this event is growing by leaps and bounds – In fact now the event get participants from Bhopal, Ahmadabad, Hyderabad and Chennai. Last year in 2011 there were 96 participants.

It remains most of the time on main roads with 5% off roader. However lots of interesting formats are added subsequently e.g. reverse driving (breaking another myth that ladies cannot back the vehicle).

Rally takes the participants to Rural India – they interact with Local artisans like potters, blacksmiths to have real interaction and some fun time.

Date – 19th Jan 2013
Route – Gurgaon to Jaipur
Total Distance – 275 kms
Rally Format is TSD – Time, Speed and Distance with strict following of Traffic Rules and Speed limit.

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Surilo Rajasthan – The Musical and Cultural Night in Jaipur!

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Now this is especially for those who relish the musical notes with the beats of dance, The Pink City- Jaipur brings you “Surilo Rajasthan”, the musical evening on December23, 2012 at the B.M Birla Auditorium.

The musical evening will have the touch of Rajasthani, Pop, Sufism, Band etc. It is bringing the pool of talent with the likes of Ravindra Upadhyaya, Rajas Hasan, Sandeep Acharya, Kawa Brass Band, Kohinoor Langa Group, Seema Mishra with more world renowned artists who will come together and celebrate Rajasthan’s musical heritage, create music through innovative collaborations accompanied with an interesting fusion of international and local folk music and exciting performances.

Surilo Rajasthan is no less than any classy ones. So don’t think of giving them a miss on December 23, 2012 05.00pm to 08.00pm at B.M.Birla Auditorium, Statue Circle, Bhagwandas Road, Jaipur- Rajasthan!

The Entry to the event is strictly through passes.

“Jaipur Clean Drive”

Our very own Pink City wants all of us to wish a clean morning. Let’s stand together for “Jaipur Clean Drive” to clean this beautiful city which attracts millions of tourists every year. It is the social responsibility of every Jaipur resident to make it one of the leading examples of cleanliness and beauty.

A noble initiative for “Jaipur Clean Drive” is taken by Mr. Avi Dandiya. Though he spends major part of the year in Dallas, USA, but his love for Jaipur is inevitable. The drive is getting active  participation from  Anu Sangwan, Social Activist and ETv Talk Show Host along with Raghvendra Singh Nathawat, Pratik Rajoria, Prakash Jangid and from many more  personalities of the city.

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This is an effort to make the people of Jaipur become aware and makes efforts to keep it clean. Spread this buzz through this social platform to create a wave of awareness among all the Jaipurites. Come along with your family, neighbours and friends to become a part of such a noble and social deed. To give your contribution, assemble at Statue Circle, Jaipur on 14th December at 4:00 AM.
Though the step is small but goal is ambitious.
So, pull up your socks, contribute your time to the noble deed and wake up next morning with the ‘New Clean Jaipur’.

 

“LET’S DO IT JAIPUR”

Celebrating Trio around the World – 12.12.12!

People around the world are celebrating the rare date in their unusual way.

  • This was the most awaited date for the couples to get wedded. The brides and grooms to-be waited for long to tie the knot on the last “triple-digit” date.wedding day

 

  • Hardcore fans of Southern Superstar Rajnikanth across the world are celebrating his birthday on this rare date followed by social welfare activities in Tamil Nadu.

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  • Expected mothers also top the list. Said  anyone born on 12-12-12 will be highly imaginative, quick witted and artistic.

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City restaurants too have various plans etched out to make the day a memorable one. Some restaurants are planning a 12-course meal for their customers and some are offering great deals & discounts.

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What ever your plans are 12:12:12 is a reason to celebrate!!!!!!

A unique awareness generation program launched today by Jaipur Traffic Police in association with Sahai Hospital & Research Centre!

Jaipur Traffic Police and Jaipur Transport Operators Association  in association with Sahai Hospital & Research Centre  has launched a unique awareness generation prorogramme today in the city.

As we all are aware, in the recent past, incidents of road traffic accidents are on the rise. Some of these unfortunate incidents have captured the media’s and public notice. However concrete efforts towards reducing such incidents are largely limited to erecting new signboards and rising/repairing divider medians.  It was felt that a significant proportion of these accidents may be caused because of defective eyesight and also lack of awareness of traffic rules and regulations !Towards this end a series of camps is being organised in the city, initially targetting truck drivers, and later hopefully to encompass low rise bus, mini bus and taxi drivers among others.

The first of this series of camps was organised today in the Jaipur Transport Operators Association office under the able guidance of the JTOA’s officials Mr Sunil Kumar Soni ( Vice President) and Mr Sanjay Jain (Secretary)

IMG_3185 IMG_3192 IMG_3213 IMG_3224 IMG_3230 IMG_3248 IMG_3252 IMG_3178 IMG_3183In this camp comprehensive eye checkup was done by the able team of doctors and paramedical staff of Sahai Hospital, in which special emphasis was laid on detection of refractive errors, colour blindness and squint. Dr Anshu Sahai, Director of Sahai Hospital, clarified that it is essential for both eyes to work simultaneously (binocular vision), which is necessary for a person to judge distances (depth perception) while driving. In absence of a good binocular vision the possibility of an accident remains very high. Dr Sahai also clarified that if a person requiring glasses, does not wear them and drives at night, the headlights of oncoming traffic may cause the driver to get dazzled and meet with an accident. Therefore timely detection and proper rectification of these minor ailments may actually go a long way in preventing unnecessary loss of limb and life.

D.C.P. Traffic Police Ms Lata Manoj Kumar and A.C.P. Prakash Singh, who were present during the programme, informed that in this programme efforts were being made on behalf of Jaipur Traffic Police to generate awareness in drivers and sensitise them to issues regarding rules and regulations, how to read traffic signals, speeding, drunken driving, using a cellphone while driving.

Large numbers of truck drivers attended the camp and availed of the free eye checkup and attended a series of lectures by Jaipur Traffic Police officials

Mr Sanjay Jain welcomed the programme and expressed the hope that with the help of such programmes the drivers and union members would benefit. Vice President Mr Soni expressed his gratitude to the medical team of Sahai Hospital and Jaipur Traffic Police and informed that the next camp of this series is scheduled for 12th December 2012 at Vishkwakarma Industrial Area at the office of Jai Saviny Transpot Co., Road No 14, Delhi-Ajmer Highway (Near Loha Mandi)