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2010 The 2010 Commonwealth Games, officially known as the XIX Commonwealth Games, wer e held in Delhi, India, from 3 to 14 October 2010. A total of 6,081 athletes fro m 71 Commonwealth nations and dependencies competed in 21 sports and 272 events, making it the largest Commonwealth Games till date. It was also the largest int ernational multi-sport event to be staged in Delhi and India, eclipsing the Asia n Games in 1951 and 1982. The opening and closing ceremonies were held at the Ja waharlal Nehru Stadium, the main stadium of the event. It was the first time tha t the Commonwealth Games were held in India and the second time it was held in A sia after Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 1998. The official mascot of the Games was S hera and the official song of the Games, "Jiyo Utho Bado Jeeto", was composed by celebrated Indian musician A.R. Rahman OPENING & CLOSING CEREMONY And, much like the opening ceremonies, an estimated crowd of 60,000 people was w atching it all from the stands. The creative director of the spectacle was filmmaker Bharatbala, who planned the ceremonies for 18 months. The combined cost of the opening and closing ceremoni es was said to be in the region of $67 million. Some 6,000 performers took paRT After a spectacular opening ceremony that won global acclaim, early events were poorly attended, forcing Kalmadi to open more ticket booths and consider allowin g school children in for free And, much like the opening ceremonies, an estimated crowd of 60,000 people was w atching it all from the stands The combined cost of the opening and closing ceremonies was said to be in the re gion of $67 million The nineteenth Commonwealth Games got off to an inspiring and magnificent start on 3rd of October, 2010 at the Indian Capital with the opening ceremony, which u nfolded without any glitch. The Commonwealth Games, 2010, opening ceremony which started on 7 P.M, put up a brilliant show of more than two hours at the Jawahar lal Nehru Stadium, Delhi. .WHO PERFORMED IN OPENING CEREMONY The Prince of Wales i.e. Prince Charles and his wife and Duchess of Cornwall, Ca milla were present at the opening ceremony of CWG, 2010, who were acquainted to the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi. They were accompanied by the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the President of India, Prathiba Patil. The Commonwealth Games 2010 opening ceremony commenced with the national anthem of India. The Nagada drummers along with the Shankha trumpeters beat the countdo wn of the opening ceremony as the "Aerostat" moved high up into glory. Traditional classical dancers from India showcased the guru-shishya tradition wh ich was popular in ancient India. Many traditional and prestigious dance forms l ike Kathak, Bharatanatyam, Odissi, Mohiniattam, Manipuri and Kuchipudi were perf ormed by talented and popular artists along with the great musicians playing the sitars. Young athletes put up their stunning performances in the form of 'Surya Namaskar' and yoga asanas. The participants from all the countries at the Commo nwealth Games 2010 were welcomed. Many popular and important personalities grace
The organization com mittee promises nothing but the best with almost 7000 artist's domestic and inte rnational ready to mesmerize all eyes with their talen He was accompanied by Bol lywood actresses Priyanka Chopra and Lara DUTTA MUMBAI: Singer Kailash Kher will perform in the closing ceremony of the Common W ealth Games at Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium. Scotland. DelhI the closing ceremony will also have flag parade of countries participating in th e commonwealth games. The closing ceremony will also witness cultural shows which will include dance. The ceremonial flag will be handed over to Glasgow. Besides that.R Rahman Commonwealth Closing Ceremony Commonwealth Closing Ceremony in New Delhi. 2010. films and puppet show. folk and modern music. it will also showcas e a presentation on the next commonwealth games to be held at Glasgow. India would be the event to watch ou t for.d the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games 2010 with their presence. Unity and solidarity are chosen as the theme for the nineteenth Commonwealth Closing Ceremony. The C ommonwealth Games Theme Song performed by A. which will be the next host . Scheduled to be held on October 14 the event seems to bring in the same k ind of anticipation as the opening ceremony.