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Chetna Dua, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, November 22, 2012
From classical and contemporary dances to eye-catching puppet shows, laser and beam show and live performance of rock bands, the ongoing Youth Festival in the Central Park has it all. “We are trying to bring different creative forms practiced by Delhi youngsters on one platform,” says Sindhu Mishra, secretary, Sindhi Academy, the organisers.

Rock along!

GuitarThe highlight of the festival are the performances by Delhi based rock bands — Samarpan, The Humble Mystic, Dreamers and Cipher — every evening. The band Astitva will be performing the Delhi Anthem at the closing ceremony of the festival on November 25. "Titled 'Salaamat rahe, tu roshan rahe, sabki dua Dilli', the song is an ode to Delhi’s love for food, by-lanes of the old city and communal harmony,” says Salman Khan, lead vocalist of the band. Contemporary dancer Sangeeta Sharma will perform gravity defying acrobatics and acro-yoga to salute the vibrant energy of youth for the closing ceremony.

Centre of attraction
The spacious central park amphitheatre is one of the key reasons behind Youth Festival’s popularity — an event which was flagged three years ago. “The light and sound effects at the amphitheatre, with people dancing and singing along. is amazing,” says Hemant Jain, a regular at the festival every year.

Fact file
What: Youth Festival
When: November 20-25
Timing: 6pm to 9:00pm
Entry: Free
Where: Central Park, Connaught Place

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