Rajasthan celebrates state foundation day

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Jaipur, Mar 31: The foundation day of Rajasthan was celebrated on Wednesday with an elaborate programme being organised on night in the presence of Governor Kalyan Singh and Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje.

A parade included march past by BSF mounted on camels, police mounted on horses and three bands, including that of Rajasthan police.

Rajasthan

Seven tableaus from seven divisions of the state – Ajmer, Bharatpur, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota and Udaipur - were displayed in which folk dancers rendered performances like Kachchi Ghodi, Lathmar Holi, Kalbeliya, Gair, Chakri, among others.

Other performances were also given in the function at Janpath. Tourism Minister Krishnedra Kaur and other ministers, Chief Secretary C S Rajan and others were present on the occasion.

Rajasthan was formed on March 30, 1949, when Rajputana – the name adopted by the British Raj for its dependencies in the region – was merged into the Dominion of India.

PTI 

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