India Celebrates

This festival will be held in the Commonwealth Games Village and will feature popular and vibrant music, music which will appeal to the sports persons who will be staying in the Village. It will also feature films, shopping, crafts festival etc. Venue : CWG Games Village 1 – 13 October, 2010 Presented by: Department of Art, Culture & Languages

India Celebrates

India Celebrates

India Celebrates

July 15, 2010


Bal Sangam

(Performances of Traditional art forms from all over India performed by the children)

4th to 15th October 2010, 4.00 pm — 8.00 pm Venue: NSD Campus. Entry: Free Presented by: Sanskar Rang Toli (T.I.E.Co.) Presented by: National School of Drama

Yakshagana of Karnataka Tamasha of Maharashtra Nautanki of Uttar Pradesh Therukoothu of Tamilnadu


Film and Theatre Festival

Images of Truth
An insight into the ideology of Mahatma Gandhi

4th October 2010, 4.00 pm Venue: Nehru Memorial Museum & Library

Tele serial in Hindi based on "Discovery of India" by Jawaharlal Nehru

By Shyam Benegal 4th to 13th October 2010, 11.00 am — 1.00 pm Venue: Nehru Memorial Museum & Library

Mulaqaat (An Encounter)
A play in English 5 – 6 October, 4.00 pm A presentation of NMML Children’s centre and Multi-Media Library


A Film by Shyam Benegal that traces the important aspects of Nehru‘s life
9th October 2010, 1.00 - 3.00 pm Venue: Nehru Memorial Museum & Library

Kuch Un-Khule Panne
(some pages left unopened)

Audio- Visual Journey with shadow, puppets 9th, 11th & 12th October 2010, 4.00 pm Venue: Nehru Memorial Museum & Library

Film directed by Richard Attenborough
13th October 2010, 1.00 — 4.00 pm Venue: Nehru Memorial Museum & Library

Moon- Venus Carnival
An interesting conjunction of moon & Venus on the evening of the 11th of Sept.

11th Sept.2010, 4.00 — 8.00 pm Venue: Nehru Memorial Museum & Library

Autumn Equinox

Autumn Equinox will be celebrated through user- friendly observation using the Jantar Mantar observatory instruments. 23rd September 2010, 11.00 — 4.00 pm Venue: Jantar Mantar observatory, Delhi

Centenary Celebrations of Nobel Laureate Subrahmanyan Chandrasehkar 2nd October 2010 on wards

Chandra - A Stellar Light

English: 3.00, 5.00 & 7.00 pm Hindi: 1.30 & 4.00 pm Venue: Nehru Planetarium, Teen Murti Tickets: Rs.50

Other Programmes


Nehru Planetarium
Universe at the Planetarium
5, 7 and 9th October 2010

From the First Indian in Space to budding Space Scientists
Second week of October

Delhi : A Celebration
Sky theatre of Nehru Planetarium

 An exhibition of photographs by Raja Deen Dayal from the collection of IGNCA.
 An exhibition on “Delhi : the Heritage City” (in collaboration with INTACH).  A Crafts Bazaar to be organized by IGNCA in the lawns of IGNCA, in collaboration with other Government and non-Government bodies working in the field.  An exhibition of crafts from NorthEastern States.

Masks, Puppets and Picture Showmen

4th to 13th October 2010 Venue: Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts Presented by: IGNCA in association with Sangeet Natak Akademi New Delhi

Delhi - a Heritage City A Seamless Journey Through Delhi‘s Past And Present 1st October to 31st December 2010 11.00 am — 8.30 pm till 31st October Venue: Mati Ghar Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts. Janpath, New Delhi

Saptrang - I
Dhedia Dance Garba-Dandia Bhangra-Giddha Oppna Tamang Selo Santhali Jhijhiya Dance UP Gujarat Punjab Kerala Sikkim West Bengal Bihar

Saptrang - II
Braj Ki Holi Rauf Dance Lavnee Rannapaa Chadhaiya Bihu Ghoomar Tandi UP J&K Maharashtra Orissa Assam Haryana Uttrakhand

Folk Performances

4th to 13th October, 2010 every day 11 am — 6.00 pm Presented by: NCZCC (Ministry of Culture)

Venue Connaught Place, New Delhi Red Fort Old Fort Lodi Garden National Gallery of Modern Art (India Gate) National Museum Qutub Minar New Delhi Railway Station Old Delhi Railway Station Nizamuddin Railway Station Indira Gandhi Domestic Air Port International Airport

Folk Dance Festivals

4th to 13th October, 2010 Venue: CCRT, Auditorium Presented by: Centre of Cultural Resources and Training Sector -7, Dwarka, New Delhi —74

Showcasing Living Craft Traditions

4th to 13th October, 2010 11.00 am — 6.00 pm Venue: Centre of Cultural Resources and Training Sector -7, Dwarka, New Delhi —74

Film Screenings from Commonwealth countries in collaboration with film festival (I&B)
Name of Film Harishchandrachi Factory Taare Zameen Par Thanmatra Antaheen Kanchivaram A Wednesday Dev D Yarwng Shob Charitro Kalponik Jodha Akbar Language Marathi Hindi Malyalam Bengali Tamil Hindi Hindi Kok, Borok, Tripura Bengali Hindi Director Paresh Mokashi Aamir Khan Blessy Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury S. Priyadarshan Neeraj Pandey Anurag Kashyap Joseph Pulinthanath Rituparno Ghosh Ashutosh Gowariker

4th to 13th October 2010, 6-30 p.m. Daily Venue: CCRT Auditorium/ Sirifort Auditorium

LALIT KALA AKADEMI (LKA) Art Celebrates 2010
Curated by Rupika Chawla 1-15 October 2010 The Exhibition Showcases works of 100 eminent contemporary artists from India. This will trace the relevance of Games and Sports in contemporary artworks.

(i) Book Exhibition Commonwealth literature and writings of authors from various Commonwealth Countries; and (b) Indian literature in 24 languages with a special focus on the original or translated writings in English. These will include translation of award-winning books in 24 languages. Meet the Authors From 4th to 13th October , the Akademi will invite 4 famous writers/ authors ( 2 Indian & 2 foreign) to have daily interaction with general public on literary matters.



3 days International Seminar on historical legacy and contemporary writing in the Commonwealth.
8 to 10 October 2010, 10.00 am to 4.45 pm Venue: Sahitya Akademi Auditorium, Ravindra Bhawan, New Delhi

• • • • Museum freedom tours, led by a historian, will be organized everyday during the duration of the Games. A cycle tour from Teen Murti to 11 Murti to 30 January Marg and back to Teen Murti for the duration of the Games. Heritage walks will be undertaken to the Ashokan sites of Delhi from 4th to 14th October 2010 to coincide with an exhibition on Ashoka, Gautam Budha, Gandhi & Nehru which will be set up in the NMML Museum. NMML to produce souvenirs and books and CDs of famous speeches of Nehru and other architects of the Nation for sale in its Museum and the Information Centre to be put at the main entrance.

National Museum has in its possession over 2 lakh works of exquisite art covering more than 5000 years of our cultural heritage. Its permanent exhibition galleries include Harappan civilization, Archaeology, Buddhist Art, Indian Miniature, Paintings, Evolution of Indian Scripts and Coins, Indian Textiles, Pre-Columbian and coins, Decorative Arts, Central Asian Antiquities, Coins, Indian Textiles, Pre Columbian and Western Art, Tribal Life Style in North East, Arms and Armour etc.

• A specially curated exhibition on the theme “India: the Longest Living Civilization in the World” including the best from its own collections and the collections of ASI and some other Museums (Government /private). This exhibition will also use the central foyer, reception lobby and the lawns in front of the main entrance. An exhibition of Innuit Art From Canada An exhibition of Buddhist Thankhas An exhibition of Buddhist art from the collections of National Museum, New Delhi, State Museum, Patna , Bharat Kala Bhavan, Varanasi, Government Museum, Chandigarh and Namgyal Institute, Delhi. Traditional Buddhist performances by NCZCC

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• • • • A Portfolio on traditional sports and games depicted in miniatures (with a corresponding exhibition of miniature paintings). Guided tours (by engaging NMI students and other volunteers). NM/HHEC Souvenir Shops to have adequate supply of replicas and portfolios. The auditorium of the National Museum will be used for : – Screening Films, – Creative performances by SNA, – Folk performances by NCZCC

GSDS will equip itself to receive much higher footfalls in its Gandhi Smriti at 30 January Marg and Gandhi Darshan at Rajghat. Exhibition would be organized on Mahatma Gandhi.

(i) MEET THE MASTERS Interaction sessions (including demonstration) with select masters of performing arts based in Delhi at their respective institutions or at Meghdoot Theatre. Duration- Spread over different days during the period of the Games. Time- Morning/Afternoon (ii) VADYA DARSHAN- Exhibition of Musical Instruments of India together with Performance on rare and innovative musical instruments Proposed Venue- Rabindra Rangshala DurationExhibition -10 days Performance- 5days Time - Exhibition and demonstration of instrument- making during day time and performances in afternoons/early evenings.

An exhibition based on historical records rare photographs and other contemporary material, highlighting the close relations between Indian and the Common Wealth Countries in various fields. The exhibition will portray the genesis and growth of Commonwealth movement and India’s historical relationship with other member states in the field of politics, socio-cultural, economic relations including sporting traditions of India. A special focus of the exhibition will be on the host city of Delhi.

NGMA has a collection of about 20,000 paintings, sculptures, graphics and photographs that represent the evolution and transformation in the pictorial art in India over the last century.

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Representative works from the permanent collection of NGMA will be on display. Retrospective on Ram Kinkar, (October-December 2010) An Exhibition of Contemporary Sculptors to coincide with the Retrospective of Ram Kinker A Photographic exhibition on the City of Delhi

Screening of Films on eminent artists and art forms of the country.

4 - 13 October 2010 Daily at 11.00 am, 3.00 pm — 6.00 pm Venue: National Gallery of Modern Art.

Schedule of Film Shows

DPL through the lens-photographs of DPL then & now; 23 milestones of India’s journey; DPL’s Newspaper Archives- The Newseum;
Music/ Audio segment; and An exclusive Book Exhibition on Delhi & Sports 1 - 11 October 2010, 10.00 am — 7.00 pm Venue: Central Libary S.P. Mukerjee Marg, Opp. Old Delhi Railway Station, Delhi-6

Knowledge of Sports Quiz programme for school children
8th October, 2010

(Age 8-12 years/3rd -8thClass) 10.00 am — 1.00 pm (Age 13-18 years/9th -12thClass) 2.00 pm — 5.00 pm Venue: Central Library, S.P. Mukherjee Marg, Opposite Old Delhi Railway Station, Delhi —6

Seven Cities of Delhi
An Exhibition on history of the city 1st to 15th October, 2010 11.00 am — 7.00 pm

Organized by: Archaeological Survey of India

Monuments are being lit up by Delhi Government to showcase the rich heritage of the city.

Monuments managed by ASI are being spruced up and lit during the night.

Activities at monuments managed by ASI
(i) Permanent museums: a) Swatantra Sangram Sangrahalaya- A freedom fighters museum showing the events from 1857 to 1947. b) Swatantra Senani Samarak - A tribute to INA. c) Archaeological Museum (Mumtaz Mahal) – showing antiquities of Mughal period. a) Indian War Memorial Museum- dedicated to the soldiers who fought I & II World Wars. (ii) Light & Sound Show (iii) Special exhibition on “Delhi- a tale of seven cities” (iv) ASI will bring out 20 brochures on monuments for free distribution. (v) Night viewing of Monuments Humanyun’s Tomb, Jantar Mantar, Purana Quila, Qutub Minar

• • A Photo exhibition titled” India-Continuity and Change” highlighting the various aspects of India culture over the centuries preceding and succeeding the Christian era. CCRT proposes to invite master crafts experts from various states to display their handicrafts and demonstrate their skills. [These crafts traditions will also be documented and cultural software will be produced at a later stage]. CCRT will screen some of the film classics from India and some of the Commonwealth countries from 4th to 13th October, 2010 at CCRT Auditorium.

• The Centre will organize an exhibition on “India’s Contribution to Science- Indus Valley to Modern Era” (For this NCSM should also obtain contributions from ISRO, Department of Atomic Energy, IITs, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, CSIR etc.). The Centre will also be displaying an exhibition showcasing the archival information-both print and electronic media archives-on the earlier Asian Games held at Delhi in 1951 and 1982. The project is likely to be completed by 30th September, 2010. The Centre is presently designing and developing a new exhibition with the social objective of creating awareness about the significance of water, titled “Water- the elixir of life”. The Centre will be conducting live sky observation programmes from 1st October to 15th October 2010 from 6.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m., using telescopes at its premises. A lecture series on Science & & Technology Heritage of India (15th-30th September, 2010).

Student debates on social and relevant issues like climate change (1st -30th September 2010).
Artistic lighting of the Centre’s outer façade of the building contour of National Science Centre.

Ministry of Railways

Railway Museum, Chanakyapuri
Railway Exhibition for Children.
Duration : 4th – 13th October 2010


Parliament Museum
A special exhibition on the History of Parliament.
Duration : Ongoing.

Various Private and Government Organizations

Shopping Festival
Venue Dilli Haat INA, Dilli Haat Pitampura State Emporia Cottage Emporium Mall etc.

Duration 4th – 13th October 2010

Food Festival
Venue All Cultural venues, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Various Hotels and Restaurants.

Duration 4th – 13th October 2010


Heritage Walks
Venue : Various Duration : Ongoing.

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