|The Jaipur Circle of the Archaeological Survey of India celebrated 150th Anniversary on 26th Jan. 2012, at ‘Kailash’ Mansarover, Jaipur Circle office. Prof. B.L Sharma, Vice Chancellor of Rajasthan University was the Chief Guest of the function and inaugurated the Photo exhibition; Dr Chandramani Singh from Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur; Dr. R.C.Agarwala Ex-Director, State Archaeology and Museums, Rajasthan and Prof R.S Mishra, Co-Ordinator of NMMA, Rajasthan, Shri K. Mankodi, Consultant, Project for Indian Cultural Studies, Mumbai and a number of scholars and officials of Central and State Governments graced the function.
Medals along with certificates were presented to the retired ASI officers by the Chief Guest. Besides, mementos were also distributed to the archaeologists while badges were given to the staff members of ASI.
A booklet (English) was released on this occasion titling “Forts of Rajasthan” in continuation of the series being published on 150th Anniversary of ASI. A photo exhibition was also organized highlighting the conservation works at the monuments/sites carried out by Jaipur Circle since its inception.