Series of cultural evenings to enthrall players during 2010 CW Games

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New Delhi, Aug 28 (UNI) It would not just be ''all play and no fun'' for participants at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in the city! Lined up to entertain players taking part in the 2010 Commonwealth Games would be various cultural events to be organised at several places in the city, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today said.

Cultural evenings comprising of dance, folk and modern music, screening of famous films, puppet show etc. would be organised during the Commonwealth Games for visitors and players at different venues in the capital city, including Nehru Park, Connaught Place Central Park, Red Fort, Old Fort, Firoz Shah Kotla, Ravindra Bhawan, Humayun Tomb, Safdarjang Tomb, India Gate and even the Games village.

Addressing a meeting presided over by the Chief Minister and attended by special adviser Commonwealth Games R Narainswami, Principal Secretary to CM P K Tripathi, Education Secretary Reena Ray and eminent personalities in the field of dance, culture, music and theatre, Ms Dikshit requested eminent cultural personalities to prepare a list of venues and detail of programmes to be organised during the Commonwealth Games, to be held in the city from October 3 to October 14.

The aim of the programmes, to be organised between October 4 to October 13, 2010, would be to showcase cultural diversity of the country and composite culture of Delhi.

The city government would be bringing out a calendar of events for convenience of visitors. The main cultural events would be held on the opening and closing days.

It was also considered that food courts could also be organised to present different cuisines of Delhi. The government would also consider illumination of historical buildings and other monuments.

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