CWG readies breathtaking closing show

first_imgAfter dazzling the world with a gala opening to the Commonwealth Games, Delhi is busy creating another breathtaking show for the closing ceremony.The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium will turn into a gigantic discotheque with the iconic aerostat again turning into a showstopper. It will double up as a huge strobe light under which the big music party will jig and jive.India’s historic 1-2-3 in discus | Vijender & Co. settle for bronze | Indian shooters’ golden surprise | Medals’ TallyUnder the theme ‘universal love’, 29 performers, including 12 singers, musicians and DJs, will showcase a vibrant, modern India. They will jam under the arc lights to create a spectacular confluence of Indipop, Sufi and classical music.The bigwigs will all be there – Sukhwinder Singh, Kailash Kher, Shuba Mudgal, Zila Khan, Usha Uthup, Shankar Mahadevan, Sunidhi Chauhan, Shaan, Indian Idol winner Shreeram, Sivamani, Taufiq and electric sitarist Niladri Khan.And joining them will be Games mascot Shera followed by the athletes and volunteers.While the opening ceremony was aimed at capturing the essence of India, the closing ceremony will be a celebration of the country’sachievements. Shiamak Davar will choreograph the show with 1,000 performers.A mind-blowing martial arts segment called Agni has been planned. It will be choreographed by Samudra and have 600 performers from Manipur and Punjab showcasing the origin of martial arts in India.While a military band will play the national anthem, schoolchildren will string together Vande Mataram as a tribute to India.Finally, as Glasgow showcases its host status for the next edition, a massive display of fireworks will bring the curtains down on theCommonwealth Games.advertisementlast_img

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