Born in a middle-class family in Ganhera village near Pushkar, Ajay Rawat has proved his art not only in the country but also abroad on the basis of the art of sandy gorges.
‘Blessed is he Rajput, he has not bowed his head, till now if anyone has stopped, only he has stopped’ Maharana Pratap, who was the head of the glorious history of Mewar, is still singing the praises of every patriot on every land of Vasundhara.
With the aim of displaying the historical personality of Maharana Pratap, Pushkar’s international sand artist Ajay Rawat is going to create history in the sandy gorges of the town. Rawat is building the largest sand art statue of Rajasthan, which will be 21 feet in length and 30 feet in width.
It is a matter of pride that this will be the country’s first largest sand art statue of Maharana Pratap, on which sand artist Ajay Rawat and his team are continuously carving a huge sand art figure of Maharana Pratap from sandy soil in the scorching sun.
Born in a middle-class family in Ganhera village near Pushkar, Ajay Rawat has proved his art not only in the country but also abroad on the basis of the art of sandy gorges. Be it the Orissa Sand Art Festival or the Dubai Sand Art Festival or the International Fair held in Pushkar, Send artist Ajay Rawat, who enthralled the audience with the mesmerizing artwork in all, told that he was influenced by the personality of Maharana Pratap years ago and envisioned a huge statue which is going to be realized soon.
According to Rawat, this will be the world’s first and largest sand art artwork of Maharana Pratap. Rawat said that historians did not do proper justice to the personality of Maharana Pratap. Akbar’s personality was very similar to Maharana Pratap, which was presented by historians with a huge offering.
I want to tell through my art that there is no other person with a great personality than Maharana Pratap. Rawat told about his purpose that Rajasthan is the land of sandy beaches. It is necessary to develop the art of sand in this. I am constantly working to develop the art of sand dunes. At the same time, I want this art to be recognized globally and new artists can get a platform.
Regarding this, Ajay Rawat had also met Governor Kalraj Mishra and Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot during the program organized on the Amrit Mahotsav organized at the Rajya Bhavan in the past, where he had demanded to develop Rajasthan’s first Sand Art Park in Pushkar. At present, on the occasion of Magh Shukla Paksha Ekadashi, the 425th death anniversary of Maharana Pratap, this 21 feet long and 30 feet wide giant sand art statue will be kept for the audience to see.
Significantly, Ajay Rawat has been honoured through President Ram Nath Kovind. At the same time, he was also honoured with the Ajmer Icon Award organized by Zee Media.