“Guiding for Gavari” workshop II : Broadcast News Coverage
|Channel 6 Lake City News – September 17, 2018||Channel 91 News – September 17, 2018|
Part II of the “Guiding for Gavari” workshop was organized by the Rediscovering Gavari Project team and sponsored by the Rajasthan Tourist Department to bring global recognition to the Mewari Bhils’ Gavari tradition and promote Mewar tourism. Fifty of Udaipur’s top guides were called together and eminent local experts & practitioners described Gavari’s extraordinary spiritual practices, theatrical themes and cultural significance so the guides could better understand this unique indigenous theatrical ritual and accurately explain it to visitors.
Primary speakers at the workshop in order of appearance were Sumita Saroch, Director of RTD Udaipur, the workshop sponsor; Jagdish Gameti, co-founder of the Gavari Drama group; core RGP team members Lokesh Paliwal & Harish Agneya; Bhil leader, Dr. Velaram Ghogra, former president of the Indian Confederation of Indigenous & Tribal Peoples; famed Udaipur artist Dr. Basant Kashyap; West Zone Culture Centre Director Furqan Khan; and RTO Director Dr. Mannalal Rawat.
The Rediscovering Gavari Project is an ongoing education/promotion effort supported by successive Udaipur District Collectors to bring deserved attention to the Intangible Cultural Heritage miracle of Gavari, the Mewari Bhils’ ancient sacred theater tradition.