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A week-long cultural extravaganza is taking place in the Capital to celebrate Independence Day. The festivities will see participation from South Korea as well, since the two countries share their Independence days.

art and culture Updated: Aug 07, 2016 20:00 IST
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Hindustan Times
Jashn-e-Azadi,Independence Day,Delhi
Jashn-e-Azadi will present a cultural mix of Indian as well as South Korean performances.

Celebrating the spirit of Independence, Nehru Bal Sangh (NBS)has organised a week-long cultural programme to keep Delhiites enthralled with stories of India’s independence. The celebrations, which commenced on August 3, will conclude on August 10.

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Titled Jashn-e-Azadi, the fest has brought together dance performances, audio-visual elements and musical renditions, depicting the country’s history from 1857 to 1947. The event is powered by HT Media, and plans to bring together the youth and encourage them into building a better country.

There will be dance performances, musical renditions and audio-visual presentations at the fest.

Ashok Sahota, president of NBS, says, “The event will culminate with a 90 minute programme showcasing the story of the Indian Independence struggle through a variety of acts.” Talking about India’s long fight for struggle, and personalities who helped shaped modern India, Sahota says, “We have take inspiration from people like Verghese Kurien, JRD Tata, Homi Bhabha and Vikram Sarabhai; people who brought forth revolutions and helped build our nation.” Prominent personalities, such as film director Ramesh Sippy, Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi and former chief minister of Delhi, Shiela Dikshit will be present at the event.

Through various acts, performers will showcase the story of India’s Independence struggle.

The 4th edition of the event will see participation from South Korea also as it celebrates its Independence Day along with India. “Performers from South Korea, as well as local artists, will showcase a glimpse of Korea’s culture through music, dance and martial arts,” says Sahota. The group will organise two flash mobs on August 15 at malls in Vasant Kunj and Ghaziabad.

Read: AR Rahman to perform at UN on India’s 70th Independence Day

What: Jashn-e-Azadi
When: August 10
Where: Indoor Weightlifting Hall, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Complex
Timing: 6pm
Nearest Metro Station: Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium on Violet Line