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VIPs shine in CWG closing ceremony

delhi Updated: Oct 14, 2010 20:43 IST

Heads of state, royalty and the who's who of world sport today joined thousands of commoners at the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games at New Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru stadium.

Heading the star cluster of foreign dignitaries was President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.

Bhutan's Crown Prince Jigme Namgyal Wanchuk also made it to the spectacular closing ceremony.

Commonwealth Games Federation chief Mike Fennel was also present along with John Scott, Chief Executive of the Glasgow 2014, Commonwealth Games.

Giving them company was Robert Winter, the Lord Provost of Glasgow and Lord Robert Smith, Chairman of the Glasgow Organising Committee.

Leading the Indian VVIP list was Vice President M Hamid Ansari.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur came well in advance of the beginning of the Closing Ceremony.

UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi was also present to take part in the evening's proceedings.

Lt Governor of Delhi Tejinder Khanna and Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit besides Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi were also present.

Many UPA Ministers were also seen clapping as one event after the other unfolded during the three-hour ceremony.