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Celebrity arrivals tweet, take pictures

The closing ceremony started at 7 pm sharp but celebrities and politicians who came early found their own ways to keep themselves busy before the show began.

delhi Updated: Oct 15, 2010 01:17 IST
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Celebrity arrivals tweet, take pictures

The closing ceremony started at 7 pm sharp but celebrities and politicians who came early found their own ways to keep themselves busy before the show began. Bollywood actress Gul Panag kept updating her tweets on her mobile, DMK MP and Tamil actor Kumaresan Duraisamy, better known by his stage name Napolean, took pictures of the stadium and the aerostat with his mobile while Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit was seen in the VIP stand checking the arrangements. HTC

Rahul Gandhi turns up early for ceremony

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi made an early entry for the closing ceremony. Soon after he was seen walking up to Union Minister and former J&K chief minister Dr Farooq Abdullah and chatted with him and law minister Veerappa Moily for a while before taking his seat next to another young Congress MP and friend Jitin Prasada. HTC


Disabled childred enthrall audience

A lot of big ticket singers performed at the closing ceremony but it was a group of 70 disabled children, brought by NGO Akshay Prathisthan, who stole the show dancing to Dil Hai Chota Sa number from the film Roja. A thundering applause from the audience cheered the children as they performed. HTC

A stench free walk to the stadium

To make sure that spectators coming to the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium did not have to cover their noses to avoid the unbearable stench emanating from the drain near the stadium, the Organising Committee sprayed fragrance on the entire stretch on Thursday. Not only this, as a last minute exercise, the OC also put up view cutters along the drain. HTC

Sreedharan checks Metro preparation

Delhi Metro chief E Sreedharan on Thursday took an account of Delhi Metro’s preparations to handle the commuter rush for the closing ceremony. He visited the JLN Stadium and Jangpura stations in the afternoon. The Delhi Metro had put additional signage at stations on Central Secretariat-Badarpur corridor. Announcements were made on trains directing ticket holders to get off at the proper stations. HTC

No ads on DD during closing ceremony

After facing flak for its opening ceremony telecast which had long advertisement breaks, DD on Thursday beamed the closing ceremony “live” without any commercials. The national broadcaster had invited public wrath after it aired advertisements during the opening ceremony on October 3, depriving the viewers of a "live coverage". HTC