A grand celebrations to mark the 69th foundation day of Rajasthan.

Commemorating the 69th foundation day of the desert state, Rajasthan, a host of exciting activities are being held at the Rajasthan Polo Grounds. The three-day celebrations began on March 30 with a traditional nagara performance by Nathu Lal and his group, the evening also saw a stunning horse show and dog show and a band display.

The BSF mahila motorcycle riders of Seema Bhawani group performed stunts at Rajasthan Polo Grounds (Pankaj Sharma/BCCL)
The opening ceremony also saw the BSF mahila motorcycle riders of Seema Bhawani group perform stunts that left onlookers impressed. The special biker squad, on their roaring 350cc high-end bikes, made a thunderous entry. All dressed up in their khaki uniforms, and pink helmets, these women bikers stole the show with their daredevilry acts. While in one stunt, a woman was seen reading a book and riding a bike at the same time, in another, a woman cop was maintaining a yoga stance while riding a bike. In fact, the bikers’ contingent presented stunts and acrobatics movements like fish-riding, side riding, mobile PT, among others. At the end of the 20-minute show, the spectators, including all the guests and dignitaries, gave a standing ovation to the women motorcyclist team of BSF.

Sitting among the guests, Alka Batra, an entrepreneur, said, “When I see these women cops showcasing their strength and skills, I truly feel myself empowered. I feel proud of them.”
Governor Kalyan Singh, state minster for tourism Krishnendra Kaur (Deepa) and sports minister Gajendra Singh Khimsar were also present on the occasion.


A cultural performance by the artists at Amar Jawan Jyoti (Pankaj Sharma/BCCL) A cultural performance by the artists at Amar Jawan Jyoti (Pankaj Sharma/BCCL)
The event also saw the Rajasthan Festival Torch being carried by Olympian Gopal Saini, accompanied by 50 national and international athletes. The athletes, carrying the torch, participated in a run, starting from Amar Jawan Jyoti before they reached the Polo Grounds.

Trio Shankar, Mahadevan and loy entertained Jaipur on day 2 of the celebrations (Pankaj Sharma/BCCL) Trio Shankar, Mahadevan and loy entertained Jaipur on day 2 of the celebrations (Pankaj Sharma/BCCL)
The day two of the celebrations saw an Army show at Rajasthan Polo Grounds, followed by a musical concert at Albert Hall by musical trio Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy. As part of the Army show, a group of soldiers, Tornados, presented a bike show where they showed off their vaulting skills. In one of the acts, 15 soldiers rode on a single bike, leaving the audience in awe.


Krishnendra Kaur Deepa, minister of state for Tourism welcoming Kalyan Singh, Governor of Rajasthan Krishnendra Kaur Deepa, minister of state for Tourism welcoming Kalyan Singh, Governor of Rajasthan (Pankaj Sharma/BCCL)
The final day of the celebration saw a theatrical performance, along with a projection show on the Vidhan Sabha building. The day concluded with fireworks. Governor Kalyan Singh was the chief guest at the event. CM Vasundhara Raje along with Krishnendra Kaur (Deepa) and KJ Alphons, MoS, Tourism were also present at the event.

News Courtesy: Times of India.

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