JAIPUR: The Pink City is not only known for its forts and archaeological beauty but also for its glittering Diwali decorations in Walled City. Markets are all set to welcome visitors with various themes varying from a glimpse of Chandrayaan to eminent scientist and former president APJ Abdul Kalam. There is also going to be a 60-feet dummy of Eiffel Tower.
Preparations for lighting along with themes and designs are on full swing till late on Monday evening at the Walled City markets. Various artistes and electricians were working round-the-clock to decorate the markets.
“We will give a touch of nationalism at Ajmeri Gate where people would see a dummy of Chandrayaan with a height of 15 feet. Close to it, there would be a standee of scientist and former president APJ Abdul Kalam. Besides, there will be statue of ISRO chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan. During Diwali, everyone from kids to elderly persons come to witness decorations. I think this is going to be an enriching experience for them,” said Manish Khunteta, president of Kishanpole Market Association.
Choti Chaupar would welcome the public with a dummy of Eiffel Tower. “In the entire Kishanpole market, 27 electric dancing dolls are put for decoration. Chief minister Ashok Gehlot is likely to inaugurate lights and Eiffel Tower at Choti Cahupar, while on October 24, former chief minister Vasundhara Raje is likely to inaugurate Chandrayan at Ajmeri Gate,” said an office-bearer of one of the market associations.
Johri Bazaar market would have LED lightings for the decoration. “We have not given any particular theme but people would see different lighting this time,” said an office-bearer of market association.
Similar scenes would be witnessed at MI Road market which has focussed mainly on sanitation. “LED lighting will make things brighter for the public visiting during Diwali. We will also ensure no littering takes places,” said Suresh Saini, general secretary of MI Road Market Association.