India's favourite sports song Chak De, soulful Sufi and classical tunes and traditional Bagpiper music of Scotland will bring alive the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium during the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games today.
Another highlight of the 50-minute show will be Vande Mataram to be performed by 2,010 schoolchildren. While the spectacular opening extravaganza of the Games on October 3 had laid emphasis on traditional dance forms and instruments, the closing ceremony is being packed with heavy dose of popular songs including Chak De India to be rendered by Sukhwinder, Allah ke Bande by Kailash Kher and Ab Ke Sawan by Shubha Mudgal.
Indian idol winner Sriram is also set to enthral the audience at the cultural programme.
Besides this, 400 artistes from Scotland will perform to the tunes of traditional Bagpiper music at the Stadium inviting all to visit Glasgow for the 2014 Games.
"The Scottish team will perform for 10 minutes in the closing ceremony. They will showcase their traditional music and dance," said Bharat Bala, creative director of the event.
The show will kick off with about 800 artistes drawn from Kerala, Punjab, Manipur, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu who will perform Indian martial arts. Dubbed as 'Agni', the martial art show is being conceived by the well-known choreographer Samudra.
"The closing ceremony will be different from the opening event with more music and songs.
Popular singers like Sunidhi Chauhan and Shankar Mahadevan will perform in the show," said an organiser. A laser show coupled with spectacular fireworks will be part of the grand finale. The laser equipment have been imported from Europe to create special effects like sea waves and graphics with beams to light up the sky. However, Commonwealth Games theme song composer A R Rahaman will not be present at the closing event.