Rajasthan Association of Kenya Hosts Colourful Diwas Celebration in Nairobi

The Rajasthan Association of Kenya orchestrated a vibrant celebration to mark the 75th anniversary of the formation of the state of Rajasthan, bringing together over 400 people at the Jalaram Auditorium in Nairobi on April 7, 2024.

The event, known as Rajasthan Diwas, showcases the rich cultural heritage of Rajasthan, a state with a significant diaspora in Kenya. Attendees were treated to a spectacle of traditional dance performances and savored delicious meals, emblematic of Rajasthan’s culinary richness.

Under the stewardship of Industrialist Dr. Sonvir Singh, the Kenyan organization has been at the forefront of community initiatives, as highlighted during the festivities.

Dr. Singh outlined the unity among Rajasthan Association members and their commendable efforts in various philanthropic endeavors across Kenya, including tree planting, water projects, wheelchair and artificial limb donations to persons with disabilities, and food donation drives.

The celebration garnered attention from esteemed personalities, including Sudeep Kulasari, Second Secretary (Consular Services) at the High Commission of India, H.E Joshua Irungu, the Governor of Laikipia County, and Sujatha Kotamraju, the National Chairlady for the Hindu Council of Kenya.

Governor Irungu, in his remarks, commended the Rajasthan Association for its cultural celebration and highlighted the partnership in addressing water challenges in Laikipia County.

He emphasized the dire need for water solutions, citing instances where residents travel long distances and compete with wildlife and donkeys for water.

Governor Irungu announced plans for borehole drilling and rainwater harvesting initiatives, expressing gratitude for the collaboration with Rajasthan Association and inviting them to host future celebrations in Laikipia County.

Sudeep Kulasari, shedding light on Rajasthan’s rich heritage, described it as a “golden state” filled with history, culture, and diversity, extending warm wishes to the people of Rajasthan on their 75th foundation day.

The occasion was graced by virtual presence and well-wishes from dignitaries including Hon Shri Bhajanlal Sharma, Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Shri Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Minister of Industries and Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Department of Rajasthan, and Shri Ajitabh Sharma, Commissioner of Rajasthan Foundation & Principal Secretary of Industries & Commerce, Govt. Of Rajasthan.

The celebration concluded with the joyful indulgence in various Rajasthan delicacies, leaving attendees with cherished memories of Rajasthan Diwas 2024.

As Rajasthan commemorates its 75th anniversary, the event served as a reminder of the state’s rich history and cultural heritage, with Rajasthan Association of Kenya playing a pivotal role in keeping the spirit alive among the diaspora in Kenya.

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