Pink City Grapples with Global Indians - Inclusive Growth Engaging the Indian Diaspora - Rajasthan Tourism
Written by Archana Monday, 12 March 2012 05:38
The FORHEX Craft Bazaar
The Craft Bazaar put up at the venue by FORHEX provided a kaleidoscope of the breathtaking arts and crafts of Rajasthan. This exclusive display of the Gota Patti work, silver and thewa jewellery, wooden articles and furniture, marble and metal handicrafts, blue pottery, hand-block printed textiles & made ups and leather items was much appreciated by the NRIs who spent a lot of time admiring them and understanding their production process through the on-site live demonstrations arranged specially for them.
The Rajasthan Pavilion
The Rajasthan Pavilion at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas was truly a showstopper. The pavilion was designed as a Shekhawati Haveli (mansion). Shekhawati is a region in northeastern Rajasthan comprising Jhunjhunu and Sikar districts. The towns of Shekhawati region are known for their beautifully painted mansions called havelis.
The exterior structure, walls and entrance of the 2500 square feet pavilion were true to the architecture and design of a Shekhawati Haveli and drew one and all to take a closer look. Throughout the three days, delegates were seen taking pictures and getting their photographs taken with the beautiful structure as a backdrop.
The interiors of the pavilion were modern and stunning to match and communicate the progressive state that Rajasthan truly is.
One particular section in the pavilion presented the strengths of Rajasthan as an attractive investment destination, and also spoke of the key sectors for investment. These messages were put across using impressive images of roads, power plants, factories, mines, corporate offices, institutions and farmlands of Rajasthan. Another section, the 'Rajasthan Kaleidoscope' was a visual journey through the innumerable tourist attractions of the State. Another big draw was 'Made in Rajasthan', a collection of a variety of products — agricultural, mineral, and industrial and institutional — that are produced in the State.
A number of informative print and digital publications on Rajasthan were available at the pavilion.
Of the delightful memories that the delegates carried back with them from Jaipur, the pavilion would live long in their reminiscences, and picture albums.
An Interactive Session with the Youth
An educative and opinion based interactive session with the youth, "Global Indian – Inclusive Growth" was organized at the behest of Government of Rajasthan. It was a parallel session under the three-day programme schedule of Pravasi Bhartiya Divas convention 2012 organized by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA), Government of India (GOI) in partnership with Government of Rajasthan (GOR) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in Jaipur.
Carrying the theme of PBD - "Global Indian-Inclusive Growth" the session was held at the Maharana Pratap Auditorium, Vidyashram School, Jaipur on 7th January, 2012. It was an interesting, motivational and encouraging session for young entrepreneurs, professionals and students. The key-note speakers at the session were the famous NRIs who have excelled themselves in various fields and made the nation proud through their achievements.
This Interactive Session hosted talk by Indian personalities who to shared their "mantras of success" with the youth and inspired them. The session encouraged and motivated the young minds to not only help India emerge as an economic superpower and an engine of growth; but also addressed the vital need to ensure everyone's partnership in this development journey.