- Shilpgram Utsav - A Pride Festival of Udaipur begins

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01 Jan, 18 11:02
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Udaipur has maximum tourists from India and abroad these days and the local people are also in festive mood. The main festival Shilpgram Utsav started from December 21, followed by Bird Fest, Christmas Celebrations and Flower Show.
Sunday pulled maximum crowed making all the roads approaching Shilpgram jam. Shilpgram Festival of WZCC has become people’s festival and attracting masses from all corners that enter the gates of Shipgram.
The inaugurated by Honorable Governor of Rajahsthan, Shri Kalyan Singh on December 21, it added one more important feature of conferring Padmabhushan Komal Kothari Award .This was presented to stalwart of Kuchamani Khyal (Folk Theatre) artiste Banshi Lal Khiladi for life time Achievement. Smt.Indira Kothari wife of Late Padma Bhushan Komal Kothari was also honored on stage who had come with her son Kuldeep Kothari, Secretary of Rupayan Sansthan, Jodhpur.
This Mega festival has been attracting people to experience the the authentic folk and tribal culture traditions of India through street performers, stage performers ,crafts and even cuisines. A visitor has good choice to try eatables from different states, Milk products from Lucknow, Biryani from Hyderabad,Liti Chokha from Bihar, Idly dosa from South,Jaleba of Haryana, Khaman Dhokla of Gujarat to Dal Bati Churma and other mouth watering snacks from Rajasthan. The craft persons from across India brought artifacts from their regions to make a good sale. Bahurupias, Nats, Bhopas and Puppeteers are alluring with their indigenous talent.
‘Hivda ri Hook’ at Banjara Mela stage is attracting singers to show case their talent on accompaniment of orchestra (Band) of Susheel Chaudhari (Music Makers). “Singers have wait for their turn as there is a long list of singers” says Susheel Chaudhari. Senior Dramatist Deepak Joshi (Retired Field Officer of CCRT) is holding quiz contest on issues related to culture which is also gaining good gathering on the same stage.
Every evening the Main amphitheater is presenting folk and tribal art formssuch as Dangi (Gujarat), Gotipua(Odisha), Dhediya(U.P.), Bhortaal(Assam), Chandi(Sikkim), Natuwa(West Bengal),Ghode Modni and Samaee dance (Goa), Lawni and Pole Mallakhamb (Maharshtra), Rauf (Jammu & Kashmir), Hozagiri (Tripura) etc. Jumme Khan Mewati is rendering best Mewati Songs on his peculiar instruments Bhapang. Glimpses of Kuchamani khyal (Folk Theatre) and Gavari from Rajsthan are displaying the strength of rual folk culture. Jhalki(comedy skits) are evoking laughter. WZCC also included a fusion of kathak,Lawni and Gotipua as a measure of innovation. Shilpgram Ustav will last till December 30 and has some more art forms to be displayed on main stage along with programme called “Jhankar” which imbibe many folk, tribal and classical instruments to create symphony.
Development Commissioner for Handicrafts and Development Commissioner for Handlooms, National Jute Board, National Wool Board and other six Zonal Cultural Centres have contributed in SGU and sent many craft persons.
The concept of establishing Shiplgram as living ethnographic museum and cultural activity centre was initiated by the founder director of WZCC, Mrs. Aditi Mehta with the help of renowned designer Padmasrhi Haku Shah. With passage of time, all the Directors of WZCC put their ideas and efforts to reach this stage, off course, along with creative and committed crew of WZCC. Congrats to WZCC team.
- Vilas Janve
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