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Grand opening ceremony to kick off CWG 2010

Posted By: Mamatha
CWG 2010
New Delhi, Oct 3: The Commonwealth Games will begin with a grand opening ceremony on Sunday evening, Oct 3, at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi.

Around 7,000 men, women and children will take part in the opening ceremony which is divided into 6 sections: Rhythm of India, Swagatam, Tree of Knowledge, Yoga, Great Indian Journey and AR Rahman's rendition of the CWG anthem "Jiyo Utho Badho Jeeto".

Singer Hariharan will perform the 'Swagatam" song with school children forming the 'namaste" on the ground.

Where as, the tree of knowledge segment will showcase India's 'guru shishya" tradition with folk dancers and musicians.

A yoga performance will raise the bar, while the great Indian journey will showcase the spirit of India.

The grand finale will be Oscar winner AR Rahman performing live CWG anthem "Jiyo Utho Badho Jeeto".

Australia will lead out the teams, while hosts India will be led out by Beijing Olympic gold medalist Abhinav Bindra.

OneIndia News

Story first published: Sunday, October 3, 2010, 8:34 [IST]
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