December 25, 2012

Kankaria Carnival Images

Kankariya Carnival Schedule 2012

Ahmedabad, 22 December 2012
The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation today announced a schedule of Kankaria carnival 2012. Given below is the schedule.
25 December, Tuesday
10.00 am
Fine arts students and painters will paing various wall paintings across the city to depict the traditional culture.
-Parimal garden underpass wall
-Gujarat Vidyapith, Ashram road
-Akashvani, Ashram road
-Income tax office, Ashramr oad
-Sardar Patel bhavan, AMC office, Danapith
-Kankaria lake front, football ground, zoo
-Doordarshan tower, satellite
10.00 am
Kids from slum areas and from Municipal schools will exhibit Rangoli at Kankaria lake
10.00 am to 6.00 pm
Citizens to exhibit bonsai trees and decorative flowers over a plot near Picnic house
3.00 pm
Kankaria carnival parade starting from Sanskar kendra and passing through Jamalpur, Behrampura, foot ball ground, vyayam vidyalay and Kankaria. Various youth groups, Lezim dance, folk dances etc
Kankaria carnival parade’s entry
4.00 to 5.00 pm
Free train ride for Municipal school children, orphanage and old age home people
7.00 pm
Chief Minister’s arrival
Cultural event and aatashbaji
26 December 2012
10 am to 6 pm:
Bonsai tree, decorative flowers exhibition
10 am to 12.30 pm
Skillorama by slum area and municipal school children
4 to 5 pm
Free train ride for blind children
Near extinct games
Rock group, cultural event, aatashbaji
27 December 2012
7 am
Laughing club
10 am
Essay competition
4 to 5 pm
Free ride of train for def and dumb children
4 to 5 pm
Near extinct games
5 pm
Skating by school children
Rock group, cultural events and aatashbaji
28 December 2012

10 am
Elocution competition
3 to 7 pm
Street smart show, live demonstration, spot response, game play, art and craft workshop
4 to 5 pm
Free train ride for Municipal school children and slum children
4 to 5 pm
Near extinct games to be played
Police band, rock grou, cultural events, aatashbaji
29 December 2011

10 am
Fancy dress competition
9 to 11 am
Senior citizens sports festival
Swimming competition
11 am to 1 pm
Senior citizens sports festival
Chess, table tennis etc
10 am
Fancy dress competition for slum area and municipal corporation school children
4 to 5 pm
Tricycle rally
Free ride of train for blind children
Near extinct games to be played
Rock group, cultural events, aatashbaji
30 December 2012
10 am
Drawing competition by municipal school children
2 pm Police dog show and police horse passing parade
4 to 5 pm
Free ride of train for Thalassemic children
4 to 5 pm
Near extinct games to be played
Rock group, cultural events, aatashbaji
31 December 2012
7 pm
Chief Minister’s arrival
Cultural events and aatashbaji

December 14, 2012

Kutch Rann Utsav 2012

Rann Utsav 2012 - 15th December, 2012 to 31st January, 2013

A plethora of varied hues, profusion of design, superfluity of culture, cornucopia of music and dance, all together in the arid lands of Kutch creates a mosaic of exquisiteness which reflects the identity and spirit of the region. Kutch, one of the most ecologically and ethnically diverse district of the state is a celebratory land of art, crafts, music, dance, people and nature. During the full moon night of the winters amid the awe-inspiring and contrasting landscape each year a three day festive extravaganza brimming with hospitality, vigor and traditional flavor of the area is hosted and known as the Kutch or Rann Mahotsav.

This month long carnival organized at the various locales within Kutch takes one around the natural grandiose while introducing the visitor to the indigenous cultural and ethnical flavor of the people. Semi parched Grasslands of the Banni hosts the most magnificent display of vernacular architecture as the exhibition platform for the varied range of arts and crafts of the region. While an array of folk music and dance performances organized in the shimmering moonlit landscape provides the most enchanting experience. The colorful fairs held near the beach or the banks of a lake swings one with the spirit of festivity, fervor and flamboyancy while the organized tour around Kutch is an ideal occasion to be part of the region and experience the zeal and uniqueness of the people through a celebration of life!

Kutch or Rann Mahotsav, a unique manifestation of varied cultural ethos of the region is known for the ethnic flavor and celebrative zest. This festival provides an exclusive opportunity to witness the creative ingenuity of the artisans and craftspeople, assorted array of folk music and performances, mixed representation of culture and communities, along with a vast diversity in ecology. All this and much more describe and define Kutch and the people.

The tourism authorities of Gujarat organize events in Kutch to showcase the rich culture of this district, one of the largest in India. This Mahotsava under the tutelage of Vibrant Gujarat has been a unique opportunity for people around the world to visit Kutch and experience the true flavor of the region.