Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony

October 3, 2010 by staff 

Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony, New Delhi: Ceremony of the XIX Commonwealth Games opening on Sunday evening opened with the drums and the beating hearts of India as one of the artists around the country gathered to leave spectators in the iconic Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium and the public television around the world spellbound as President Pratibha Patil, Prince Charles and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh observed. It was India, where daunting better.

The opening was the heart swell with pride percussion 800 artists from all over the country – Manipur, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka and others played the drums every single unision prodigy and a seven-year-old Keshav in Table held centrestage.

Dance to its rhythms and melodies of been, an instrument primarily associated with the snake charmers of India, were the giants of Rajasthani and 60,000 spectators in the hall applauded with joy and joined the celebration.

The helium balloon, the largest ever used for any event, was one of contemplating as it took off after a fireworks display pyrochtechnical following the implementation of the national anthem.

After the first part of the opening ceremony that lasted 12 minutes, the singer Hariharan sang Swagatam (Welcome to all), along with students from different schools in Delhi, which showed the art of painting the leaves of Mehndi (henna) on white with him to expose his hands full of artistic designs.

The performance was followed by the parade of the 6,700 athletes from 72 countries made their entry into the stadium. They were headed by women showed 72 dresses and Indian saris as balloon displayed the names of countries in the huge and colorful style.

The Pakistani contingent was greeted with a huge ovation, and so were the people of Sri Lanka. But as expected, the entire crowd of 60,000 units and gave the number of dignitaries greeted with a standing ovation as it took the Olympic gold medalist Abhinav Bindra.

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