2,010 schools kids captivate at CWG closingOctober 14th, 2010 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Swaying to the tunes of “Vande Mataram”, 2,010 school children from Delhi entranced the audience as they formed the Ashoka Chakra, the national emblem, at the centre of the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium during the grand closing ceremony here Thursday.
The children, dressed in white outfits with coloured capes and Nehru caps, took positions to form a rangoli pattern on the field.
Performers holding coloured powder dispensers sprinkled the colours of the Indian flag on the children, signifying the festival of Holi with a touch of patriotism.
The children then formed the Ashoka Chakra in the centre of the rangoli pattern.
“Vande Mataram”, the national song, means ‘I pay homage to my mother’ and is a poem by Bankimchandra Chatterjee.
The six-minute segment was called Tribute to Motherland’.
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