Independence Day festivities grip Delhi

August 14, 2014 - 12:00:00 am
Schoolchildren hold the tricolour as they perform during a rehearsal for Independence Day parade at the Guru Nanak Stadium in Amritsar, Punjab, yesterday.

 

New Delhi: Cultural activities, musical evenings, special menus — all this and much more is on the offer for people in the national capital to mark the 68th Independence Day.

The Delhi Tourism is hosting a three-day cultural festival “Jashn-e-Azaadi” at Dilli Haat in INA, Janakpuri and Pitampura. The festivities, concluding August 15, have a line-up of activities like music and dance events, live performances by a piano artist, and an army band and flag hoisting ceremony on August 15 at 10am.

Then there is a dance-and-drama programme based on the life and deeds of Lord Krishna that will be presented till August 15 at Kamani Auditorium.

For food lovers, Drums Of Heaven in Green Park Extension is offering special tri-colour Chinese and Thai dishes.

Dishes like Mongolian Prawns on Crispy Vermicelli, Steamed Pearl Balls Vegetable Salt and Pepper In Taros Nest — all are concocted for Independence Day.

Family entertainment centre, Hangout, in south Delhi’s plush mall in Saket is celebrating the spirit of Independence with a special tri-colour menu for kids, offering tri-colour sandwiches and pizzas.

The residents of Kathputli Colony in west Delhi have prepared a cultural programme through which they hope to also “raise concerns about their security” in the wake of the recent police brutality faced by the children, women and men of the colony.

The programme will be held 9.30am, August 14.

“We have been celebrating this day for the past 25 years and this year too we hope to share our heritage and our struggle with all of you, a said an official statement from the colony residents.

Even the sky-touching Delhi Development Authority building at Vikas Marg in central Delhi is decorated with lights that resemble the colours of national flag.

Similarly, East Delhi Municipal Corporation has started a tree-plantation drive at Central Park, Lal Quarter and Krishna Nagar to celebrate the Independence Day and make Delhi “clean and green”.

IANS

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