Jaipur diary

To welcome the monsoon this year, local artists organised a unique event “Rang Malhaar” at Jaipur’s City Palace.

Published: 27th July 2018 02:11 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th July 2018 06:38 AM   |  A+A-

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Rang Malhaar in Jaipur to welcome monsoon
To welcome the monsoon this year, local artists organised a unique event “Rang Malhaar” at Jaipur’s City Palace. Around 80 artists of different age groups came together to participate in the event and display their creativity. Every year a product is selected as a canvas to be painted and this year lanterns became the muse for the artists. Senior artist Vidyasagar Upadhyay and organiser of the event said,” This year we chose lanterns and some artists gave a new lease of life to the old lanterns by adding colours to them.”

MLA saves a youth from drowning
On Tuesday, Kathurmar constituency MLA Mangal Ram and his supporters saved a youth who was being swept away, along with his bike, while crossing a rain-fed nullah near Kartarpura in the city. The youngster, who was going to work on his bike, took the risk of crossing the nullah near Kartarpura, which was overflowing due to regular rainfall since Saturday. His bike got stuck in the railings and he was swept away. The MLA who was passing by heard his cries and with no rope around, he threw his safa (headgear) around the man to give him something to hold onto and slowly pulled him out of the flowing water.

Brain dead youth gives lease of life to three
Family of a 22-year-old boy who was declared brain-dead following an accident, donated his vital organs, including two kidneys and a liver, to benefit three patients admitted at Jaipur’s SMS Hospital. ITI student Kushal Kumar was brought to the hospital in critical condition after he met with accident on July 15. Despite, medical attention, his condition didn’t improve and the hospital’s board of doctors declared him brain dead.

Amer Fort to be developed as iconic site
Rajasthan’s Amer Fort will soon be developed as an iconic tourist site by the Modi government. The Centre has shortlisted the ancient monument in the list of 17 sites under its Iconic Tourist Sites Development Project. The Tourism Ministry shall develop the site in a holistic manner with focus on issues concerning connectivity to the destination and better facilities by bringing in private investment. Built by the Kachhawa rulers in late 16th century, Amer Fort is known for its blend of Rajput and Mogul style of architecture.

Rajesh Asnani
Our correspondent in Jaipur
rajesh.asnani@newindianexpress.com

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