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'Delhi Celebrates' the Games spirit

Commonwealth Games will not just be restricted to sporting events. It is going to be one of the biggest shows Delhi has every hosted showcasing country's rich and diverse culture of dance, art, music, theatre and culinary expertise.

delhi Updated: Sep 16, 2010 18:41 IST
HT Correspondent

Commonwealth Games will not just be restricted to sporting events. It is going to be one of the biggest shows Delhi has every hosted showcasing country's rich and diverse culture of dance, art, music, theatre and culinary expertise.

While the sporting extravaganza would run for 10 days, from October 4 to 13, the 'Delhi Celebrates' festival will entertain tourists - both Indian and foreign - as well as the locals for two months.

"It is going to be an iconic festival in the history of art and culture. We will present a huge number of programmes to cater to everybody's taste," Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit said at the launch of the festival's calendar.

Officials said the festival has everything to cater to the people of different nationalities, age groups and people of different genres. To reach out to the international tourists, especially from the countries participating in the Commonwealth Games, the cultural bonanza will also have film screening, poetry and musical shows from the participating countries.

Events galore

Theatre and films
1.Jashne Bachpan
2.Films from Commonwealth Games countries
3. Bal Sangam

Music and dance
1. Ghazal
2. Mushaira by Javed Akhtar, Gulzar and several others
3. Qutub Festival
4. Delhi Classical Music Festival
5. Ananya
6. Folk Performances

Culinary delight
1.International Festival on Culinary delight
2.Incredible India on craft and cuisine

Art and other exhibitions
1. Delhi - A Heritage City
2. Art Celebrates
3. Seven Cities of Delhi
4. Book Exhibition