Vedaaranya Heritage Festival 2018

Vedaaranya Heritage Festival 2018 is bringing together, the best of creative performances and the martial arts from the grassroots of India, and will facilitate the resurgence of the creative learning and engagements with global participants interactively with the local youth and women and girls in the rich and intricately brilliant Shekhawati, now declared a heritage city in which we have recently started an INTACH chapter as well.
PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry is also collaborating with us in this event.

There will be many more workshops and training in healing, Ayurveda, Kite making Local games etc during the festival as well.

 

Festival programme at Vedaaranya Heritage Festival

DAY 1: 12th January 2018

 
INAUGURAL FUNCTION:
5.15 PM: Invocation and Lighting of lamp
5.30 PM: Welcome address
5.45 PM: Launch of Ramgarh Shekhawati Heritage Calendar 2018
6.20 PM: Address by Guest of Honour
6.35 PM: Inaugural Address by Chief Guest
6.55 PM: Vote of thanks
 
4.00 – 7.00: FOOD MELA
7.00 – 8.30 PM: CULTURAL PROGRAMME
KALARIPAYATTU (Indian Martial Arts) – SHEKHAWATI STUDENTS SHOW for National Youth Day( Vivekanand Jayanti)
“CHHAU PERFORMANCE”– A world famous dance performance with masks from Purulia, West Bengal
8.30 PM ONWARDS: PRIVATE DINNER AND MUSICAL BAITHAK FOR SPONSORS, RESIDENTS OF VEDAARANYA BY SPECIAL INVITATION)
 
 

DAY 2: 13th January 2018

11.00 AM – 7.00PM: FOOD MELA
7.30 AM - 8.30 AM: Morning Yoga
9.00 AM -10.15 AM: Breakfast
10.00 AM – 12.00 PM:  RAMGARH SHEKHAWATI HERITAGE WALK
12 .00 PM - 1.30 PM: WORKSHOP A: LEARNING TRADITIONAL GAMES: 
“CHAUPAD” (the original game from which LUDO was derived
“KREEDA” (An innovative re-adaptation of a traditional board game) 
“GYAAN BAAZI” (The Original Indian Snakes and Ladders with lessons for Life)
1.30 PM – 2.30 PM:  Lunch
2.30 PM – 4.00 PM: Workshop B: Learning RAJASTHANI FOLK SONGS
4.00 PM – 5.00 PM: Workshop C: LEADERSHIP AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP WITH SHIKHA KEDIA FROM MALAYSIA
5.30 PM – 7.30 PM: CULTURAL PROGRAMME: 
SPECTACULAR FOLK MUSIC AND DANCE SHOW BY ANWAR KHAN MANGANIYAAR GROUP AND THE FAMOUS KALBELIYA DANCERS
7.45 PM onwards: PRIVATE DINNER and BAITHAK with Bollywood and Folk music 
 
 

DAY 3: 14th January 2018

Theme: Celebrating Sankranti – The Incoming of the Solar Year
7.30 AM – 8.30 AM: Morning Yoga with Surya Namaskar
9.00 AM:  SANKRANTI Breakfast
10.00 AM – 10.30 AM: Invocation to Surya and explanation on Significance of Sankranti
10.30 AM – 11.30 AM:  
Workshop D: The Art of Kite Making Workshop 
Workshop E: HERITAGE RESTORATION WORKSHOP at a Heritage Site at Ramgarh Shekhawati 
11.30 AM – 1.30 PM: KITE FLYING COMPETITION with participants from the rooftops of two heritage Havelies
1.30 PM- 2.30 PM: Lunch
2.30 PM – 3.30 PM: Workshop G: Perfect Food for Perfect Lifestyle by Vidhi Beri
Workshop H: Workshop on Ayurvedic Medicine and Local Treatment by Chandanmal Vaid & Dr. Manju Mishra
3:30 PM – 4 PM: Workshop I on Mantra Healing by Shruti Poddar
4.00 PM– 5.30 PM – KALARIPAYATU – MOTHER OF ALL MARTIAL ARTS - MASTER FIGHT PERFORMANCE
5.30: TEA
6.30 PM– 7.45 PM: Bhopa-Bhopi and other local performances with Food Mela
7.45 PM: Dinner and Celebration of SANKRANTI with Private Baithak of Music and Dance
 

DAY 4: 15TH JANUARY 2018

7.30 AM – 8.30 AM: Morning Yoga
9.00 AM- 10.00 AM: Breakfast
11.00 AM– 12.00 PM: MALKHAM Pole Acrobatics performance from Maharashtra
12.00 PM-1.30 PM: Address by Guest of Honor
Address by Chief Guest 
Distribution of Certificates to Students for Heritage Workshops and Cultural Participation
Vedic Chanting
Vote of thanks by Convener
 
15th January Post Festival Local Shopping and Tour to nearby Heritage Sites

Pre and Post Event Workshop

 

Kalaripayattu: The Original Indian Martial Arts

Kalaripayattu Masters from Kerala will teach these great Martial Arts to Students and Adult participants at Poddar Haveli for three weeks, from 21st December 2017 to 11th January 2018 before the Vedaaranya Festival (VHAH FEST 2018). The students will go back with great physical and mental concentration power and the best students will perform along with the Masters on 12thJanuary 2018, National Youth Day, at the inauguration of VHAH FEST 2018!

Workshop Dates: 21st December - 11th January 2018
Timings: 2.30 - 4.30 pm everyday
Venue: Deepchand Kishanlal Poddar Haveli

 

Chhau Mask making technique workshop with master craftsmen from Purulia, Bengal

Chhau dance is a semi classical Indian dance with martial, tribal and folk origins. It originates from the eastern Indian states of Odisha, Jharkhand and West Bengal. The chou dance of Purulia is a dance which is accompanied by ornate masks.This chou masks were traditionally ornamented with natural components like bids, feather of birds etc. The masks were made up of paper pulp which make them light and easily usable.

This Indian tradition is revived and this workshop organized by Shruti Foundation will help artisans and students of Shekhawati to learn and master the art of Chau mask making. The workshp is FREE for all students.

Workshop Dates: 4th to 13th January 2018
Timings: 2.30 - 4.30 pm everyday
Venue: Deepchand Kishanlal Poddar Haveli

Folk Dances with Kalbeliya Dancers

Kalbeliya is a folk dance from the state of Rajasthan. It's a one week workshop followed by performance at Vedaaranya Heritage Festival 2018 on 14th January. The workshp is FREE for all students.

Workshop Dates: 7th to 13th January 2018 
Timings: 1:00 - 4.30 pm everyday
Venue: Deepchand Kishanlal Poddar Haveli

Folk Music with Mangaiyaars

The one week workshop will be  followed by performance at Vedaaranya Heritage Festival 2018 on 14th January. The workshp is FREE for all students.

Workshop Dates: 7th to 13th January 2018
Timings: 1.00 - 4.30 pm everyday
Venue: Deepchand Kishanlal Poddar Haveli

Art competition for school students of designs from fresco painting

Art competition for students of all ages and schools. The competition is FREE for all students.

Dates: 8th January 2018
Timings: 11.00 am to 2.00 pm
Venue: Ruia Kanya Pathshala (Outside Bissau gate)
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Spectacular Pole and Rope Aerobics Training with Masters from Maharashtra

Mallakamba is a traditional Indian sport in which a gymnast performs aerial yoga postures and wrestling grips in concert with a vertical stationary or hanging wooden pole, cane or hanging rope. Now, it was highly developed and popularized all over India, especially in Bombay Maharashtra, and Villupulam of Tamil Nadu.
The students attending this workshop will go back with immense stamina and increased strength

Workshop Dates: 9th to 12th January 2018 
Timings: TBC
Venue: Ramgarh Fort

 

Nada Vibronics SHRUTI’S VIBRATIONAL HEALING SERIES

Shruti Poddar is the Pioneer of NADA VIBRONICS YOGA (VIBRATIONAL HEALING), the ecosystem for wellness and cure of autoimmune health conditions. Individuals and institutions use her healing sound ecosystems worldwide.
Essence of NADA YOGA AND HATHA YOGA
  • Cure of Disease, Holistic Well-Being and Personal Empowerment
  • Simple and Practical Methods for Self-Healing
  • Pranyama and Yogasanas for transmutation of Mind and Body
  • Recognizing Our Energetics, Vibrational fluxand disorders
  • Understanding Chakras and their Alignment with Human Body
  • Effect of Mantra on the Brain and the Body
  • Simple Techniques of Thought Transmutation
  • Healing With SEED sounds 
  • Mudra Pressure Healing
  • Nada And Visualization Therapies with SRI VIDYA
  • Harmonization of Attitudes at Home and Work

Workshop Dates: 16th to 18th January 2018
Timings: 2.30 - 4.30 pm everyday
Venue: Vedaaranya Haveli

Entrepreneurship Development Workshop by Shikha Kedia

Shikha is an entrepreneur and has set up digital marketing companies in India and Malaysia. In her talk, she makes her mark as how at a very early age you can recognise and nurture entrepreneurial talent in students to be a flourishing entrepreneur, setting no boundaries for there dreams. Given the situation of educational system in small cities, developing entrepreneural skills in such places is difficult. Shikha will help teachers and students device mechanisms to develop these skills in school.

She says all you need is a positive attitude, aggressiveness and willingness to pull your energy into building a new company.

Workshop Date: 11th January 2018
Timings: 10.30 am - 1.00 pm
Venue: Vedaaranya Haveli