Cultural Programme Performance by Shiamak Davar and Troupe Rajasthan Diwas, Jaipur, RJ, India.
Every year in the month of March, Rajasthan celebrates its foundation day. Rajasthan Diwas is the day of the unification of erstwhile princely states and the state of Rajasthan. Organized by the Rajasthan Tourism Department, the festival features traditional and rural sports like kho-kho, camel cart races and elephant polo. Run for Rajasthan is the highlight of the Rajashtan Diwas in which 32 torches are lit and brought to Jaipur by runners. As part of the festivities, local bazaars of Jaipur remain open late into the night and it offer interesting local textiles and handicrafts.