Jaipur Foundation Day 2016: The Pink City Celebrates its 289th Birthday Today

Rajasthan’s Ostentatious Capital observes a Cultural Day full of Entertaining Activities.

‘Pink City’ Jaipur flamboyantly celebrated its 289th birthday today with elaborate programmes featuring folk music, art performances and plays performed by local artists at various locations across the city. To make these festivities more entertaining, Jaipur Marathon Society and Youth Cultural Association will collectively organize a cake cutting ceremony near Sawai Jai Singh’s statue at Statue Circle, C-Scheme, Jaipur. Many social activists, city intellectuals and social groups will congregate on spot to spread the message of love and integrity.

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Jaipur: A City That Takes Pride in Rich History & Traditions

The history of the cosmopolitan city traces back to ancient 17th century, when Sawai Jai Singh II laid its royal foundation on culture, heritage and regal Rajasthani legends. Vidyadhar Bhattacharya from Begal was the mastermind behind the construction of India’s first planned city on November 18. The architectural prodigy divided Jaipur into 9 territories– 2 occupied by the royal families residing in palaces and 7 inhabited by their subjects.

The city was tinged in feminine colours to welcome the arrival of King Albert Edward in 1876. Making its way through two long centuries marked by foreign invasions, bloodshed and drastic transformations, the city emerged as a multi-cultural urban centre with dazzling nightlife, ultra-modern malls and multi-story apartments.

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Major Events To Be Held in the City Today

  • Bollywood Musical Evening by Jaipur Municipal Corporation: 7 pm at Ramganj Chaupad.
  • Play ‘Badey Bhai Sahab’ by Baal Manch Mahotsav: 6:30 pm, Ravindra Manch Mini theatre/
  • Play ‘Uljhi Aakritiyan’ by Rang Mastane: 7 pm, Rangaayan Auditorium, Jawahar Kala Kendra (JKK).

On this occasion, many history critics and avid architecture fans have shared the success story of Jaipur. 87-year old J. S. Nandiwal, an architecture by profession, recalls the good old days of his childhood. As per him, the new city plan for Jaipur was revised in 1935 and the city witnessed its first modern colony in 1939. New areas like Raja Park, Adarsh Nagar, Chandpol market, Ramnivas garden, Mehendi Kuan were formed after Indo-Pak partition in 1947.

Within two centuries, the city saw an upward transition from ikkas, taangas and chaupads to luxury cars, 5-star hotels and restro-lounges. Due to restricted resources and unavailability of land, the government was unable to re-structure central colonies like C-Scheme, but all in all, the city shares a terrifically interesting history behind its formation.

Having said that, the audience looks forwards to an entertaining evening packed with music, drama and cultural elements. Like every year, Jaipur Foundation Day will be celebrated in all glory, marking the origin of the jewel of Rajasthan.

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