Commonwealth Games, 2010, Opening Ceremony

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 unfolded 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 Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi. The ceremony beautifully portrayed and upholded the great journey of India with all its unique features.

The opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games 2010, which kick started the twelve days sport extravaganza will continue till 14th of October in New Delhi. Both the Indians as well as the foreigners were simply moved by the richness and prosperity of the Indian culture that was all put together to perfection on 3rd October, 2010. Almost 65,000 people gathered to watch out the mesmerizing show put up by India at the CWG 2010 opening ceremony. The Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi roared with the rapturous applauds of the numerous visitors.

The Prince of Wales i.e. Prince Charles and his wife and Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla 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 countdown of the opening ceremony as the "Aerostat" moved high up into glory.

Traditional classical dancers from India showcased the guru-shishya tradition which was popular in ancient India. Many traditional and prestigious dance forms like Kathak, Bharatanatyam, Odissi, Mohiniattam, Manipuri and Kuchipudi were performed 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 Commonwealth Games 2010 were welcomed. Many popular and important personalities graced the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games 2010 with their presence. The Commonwealth Games Theme Song performed by A.R Rahman and the dazzling fireworks were also there to add to the excitement and joy of the 19th Commonwealth Games being held in Delhi.

With the successful happening of the Commonwealth Games 2010 opening ceremony, Delhi along with the entire country is smiling and proud to have been able to put up such a show of grandeur and worth. The opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games 2010 has truly surpassed all our expectations.

Last Updated on : 4 October 2010