The Rajasthan Association UK orgainsed a program Jeeman on 7th May 2017 at the Claremont High School, Kenton, Harrow UK; to bring the people of the community together to extol Rajasthani culture, music and dance, authentic regional food flavours and traditional attires.
Nearly 800 people were present, 80 children performed traditional folk dances like ghoomer with the ladies joined in for a community dance at the end of the show. It was a novelty to feel so close to Indian culture in the heart of the capital and give a taste of the Rajasthani culture to the younger generations who are settled here.
The chief guests for the program were Bob Blackman MP Harrow, Virendra Sharma MP Southall, Kuldeep Shekhawat from MATV and Vizay Babu Vasantha from Indian High Commission.
Vizay Babu Vasantha from the Indian High Commision have dedicated government officials for each state of India and he is dedicated to Rajasthan; his name and contact no is on the Indian high commission web site for anyone from the community to approach with any issue or grievance. Everyone enjoyed the vibrant culture of the desert state of India.
Virendra Sharma MP from Southall said that such “programs should be organised more often because it will help our new generations in UK to understand our culture, roots and feel connected to India. If we fail in it then our future generations will never forgive us.
Bob Blackman MP from Harrow said “India is very important for the UK, even more after Brexit.” He was very happy to see so many colours and praised the Indian community for their hard work and dedication. He also praised the Indian soldiers who took part in the World war and fought on the side of Britain against Nazis. He thanked India for the all the help and support provided to the Jews. He ended his speech with Jai Hind, Jai Rajasthan and Jai Britain.