When: 06 – 09 December, 2016.
What: Heritage Arts Festival
Where: Ramgarh Shekhawati, Rajasthan
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Gear up for interactive sessions, learning workshops, music, dance and theatrical performances by Indian maestros at the Heritage Arts Festival at Ramgarh Shekhawati.
The 4-day long ‘Vedaaranya Heritage Arts and Healing Festival’ (VHAH) will be held from 06 to 09 December, 2016. The festival is scheduled to take place at Ramgarh Shekhawati near Sikar. Organised by the department of tourism, the festival is hosted in order to create awareness about reviving the heritage spaces. A number of activities have been planned throughout the festival for the same. Apart from the various interactive sessions, master classes and cultural performances — ‘VHAH Festival Mela’ will also be held during the festival at Ramchandraji Poddar Johad. For this, the registration is free and no entrance fee will be charged for the visitors. A number of stalls on heritage cuisine, heritage artifact, blue pottery, shekhawati furniture, traditional dresses and traditional herbal medicine etc. will be put up for the tourists and visitors. Apart from this, there will be plethora of activities like heritage restoration, Ayurvedic medicine making, Mehndi applying, Khaat weaving, traditional games and sports, pottery and textile workshop among others.
The scheduled program for the festival is as follows:
Day 1 – An inaugural function in the morning. In evening there will be a vedic solo performance ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’ by renowned artiste Ms. Geeta Chandran . It will be followed by a performance by maestros Pandit Rajan-Sajan Mishra.
Day 2 – There will be interactive sessions — ‘Lok Sanskriti’ on folk heritage by eminent educationist, Mr. Pawan Kumar Gupta; ‘Genius of Indian Scientific Heritage’ by Maths Genius, Prof C.K. Raju; Master Classes will be taken on ‘Gems From Our Spiritual Heritage’ by Member of Parliament, Mr. Dinesh Trivedi; ‘Meditation for Concentration’ by Mr. Aditya Ahluwalia and ‘Ramgarh Ke Deewaron Ki Kahaniyan’ by Guru Shovana Narayan on stories painted as frescoes on Ramgarh Shekhawati Walls. The evening will witness a classical folk music performance by Maestro Pandit Chhanulal Mishra.
Day 3 – Will begin with Ramgarh Shekhawati Heritage walk. It will be followed by Master classes on ‘Ramgarh Ke Chhatriyon Ki Kahaniyan’ by Guru Shovana Narayan explaining stories from heritage painted on Chhatris of Ramgarh Shekhawati; ‘How to make our lives healthy & Do It Yourself for Personal Protection’ by Health and Vaastu Consultant, Mr. Ajay Poddar and ‘Tabla master class’ by eminent artiste Mr. Tansen Shrivastava. A classical and semi-classical music performance will then be rendered by music icon, Ms. Shubha Mudgal. It will later be followed by a theatrical performance ‘Natya Katha: Krishna’ by Padma Vibhusan, Dr. Sonal Mansingh.
Day 4 – The last day of the festival will witness a Valedictory Session and presentation of certificates. It will be followed by the Vedic Chanting in the morning.