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Rajasthan Association of Kenya Celebrates Rajasthan Diwas

This year marks the 75th anniversary of Rajasthan state's formation, a historic milestone achieved on March 30, 1949, after the amalgamation of 19 princely states and 3 states.

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The Rajasthan Association of Kenya recently hosted a vibrant celebration marking the 75th anniversary of the formation of Rajasthan state, attracting over 400 attendees at the Jalaram Auditorium in Nairobi on April 7, 2024.

Chaired by prominent industrialist Dr. Sonvir Singh, the Kenyan Organization received distinguished guests 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.

In his address, Dr. Sonvir Singh highlighted the unity within the Rajasthan Association and its commitment to community initiatives across Kenya, including tree planting, donation of wheelchairs and artificial limbs to Persons with Disabilities, and food donation drives.

Governor Joshua Irungu commended the Association for celebrating their cultural diversity and acknowledged their collaboration in addressing water challenges in Laikipia County.

He emphasized the critical need for water accessibility, particularly in regions lacking permanent water sources, noting that some residents travel long distances amidst competition with wild animals and donkeys for water.

Irungu announced plans to drill boreholes and distribute water tanks to alleviate the situation, in partnership with the Rajasthan Association of Kenya.

Sudeep Kulasari, while expressing admiration for Rajasthan’s rich history and culture, extended warm wishes to the people of Rajasthan on their 75th foundation day. He highlighted Rajasthan’s significance as a leading state in India, renowned for its tourism and business traditions.

The celebration was further elevated by virtual messages 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 event concluded with the enjoyment of various Rajasthan delicacies, enhancing the cultural experience for attendees.

This year marks the 75th anniversary of Rajasthan state’s formation, a historic milestone achieved on March 30, 1949, after the amalgamation of 19 princely states and 3 states.

Formerly known as ‘Rajputana,’ the region underwent a significant transformation to become ‘Rajasthan,’ now the largest state in India, renowned for its rich history and cultural heritage.

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