Will largely feature artists and performances both from SAARC and Commonwealth Countries, as well as from States and Union Territories. It is Organised in collaboration with State and U.T. Governments as well as with Government of India and the Indian Council of Cultural Relations.
Chitrasena Vajira Dance group from Colombo
Time: 11:00am to 8:00pm; Venue: Dilli Haat, Pitam Pura, New Delhi; Entry: Tickets; Presented by: Department of Art, Culture and Languages and Delhi Tourism.
Incredible India Festival
Organised in collaboration with Ministry of Tourism. This will be a food festival with cuisine from all over the country.
• Sale of cuisine from all over India
• Exhibition and sale of Handicrafts and Handlooms
Time: 12:00noon - 10:00pm; Venue: Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Connaught Place, New Delhi.; Entry: Free; Presented by: Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, Delhi Tourism and North Central Zone Culture Centre (NCZCC)
This festival will be held in the Commonwealth Games Village and will feature popular and vibrant music.
Mohit Chauhan started his career singing Indian pop songs with the band silk Route. He began singing film songs and sang for A.R Rahman in 2006 film Rang De Basanti. In 2010 won the Filmfare Award.
Time: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm; Venue: Commonwealth Games Village; Presented by: Department of Art, Culture & Languages; Entry is only for residents of the Village.
Festival of India
Organised in collaboration with Government of India, State Governments and Union Territories.
Zonal Cultural Centre
Time: 11:00am to 8:00pm; Venue: Dilli Haat INA, Near INA Market, New Delhi; Entry: Tickets; Presented by: Department of Art, Culture and Languages and Delhi Tourism.
With the grand monument of the Qutub Minar as its backdrop, this is a very popular festival showcasing some of India's most popular singers.
Daler Mehndi is a versatile genius He continually reinvents himself and his art along with his exquisite choreography and maverick image befitting a maharaja. Mixing the earthy goodness of bhangra with a dash of rap and reggae, people loved every bit of him and with appearances in films further expanding his enormous popularity.
Known in the music industry for her rustic voice, Rekha Bhardwaj released her first album in 2004 titled 'Ishqa Ishqa'. Which won critical acclaim. Her songs in Omkara, especially Namak, Won her accolades. She considers Lata Mangeshkar as her idol.
Time: 7:00 pm onwards; Venue: Qutub Minar Complex; Entry: Passes; Presented by: Department of Art, Culture and Languages.
The youth of the country will present a scintillating variety of dances and songs. Each evening will end with some rocking music by young bands from Delhi's various Colleges. There shall be kite flying at the venue during the day and a giant puppet show in the afternoon. A brilliant Laser and Beam show will light up the sky during and at the end of each day's performance.
4:30pm: Massed Band by Laxman PublicSchool , Hauz Khaz.
5:30pm: Giant Puppet Show by Ishara Puppet Theatre.
6:30pm: Cultural performance by Srinjan Society (Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti) .
6:50pm: Cultural performance by Laxman Public School, Hauz Khaz.
7:10pm: Bharatnayam Dances by Sangeet Ekadash.
7:30pm: Cultural performance by Mira Modell School, Janak Puri.
7.50pm: Kathak Dances by Nisha Mahajan's disciples.
8:10pm: Fusion music by Abhay Sopori's Band.
Time: 4:30 pm onwards; Venue: Central Park, Connaught Place, New Delhi; Entry: Free; Presented by: Department of Art, Culture & Languages.
Delhi Classical Music Festival
Great maestros of Indian Classical Instrumental and Vocal Music will be presenting their best in this festival.
Noted Indian musician ,and sitar player, Shujaat Khan, belongs to the Imdadkhani gharana. He has over 60 albums to his credit besides a Grammy nomination. He has also been acclaimed for his vocal, and has performed in the band Ghazal with kayhan Kalhor. His style known as the gayaki ang, is imitative of the subtleties of the human voice.
THE Wadali Brothers (Puranchand Wadali & Pyarelal Wadali) are Sufi singers and musicians from Guru ki Wadali in the Amritsar District of Punjab, india They belong to the fifth generation of musicians given to singing the messages of Sufi saints.
Time: 7:00 pm onwards; Venue: Kamani Auditorium, Copernicus Marg, New Delhi; Entry: Passes; Presented by: Department of Art, Culture & Languages.
Ramayana (with English subtitles)
A dramatic presentation of the great Indian epic 'Ramayana'
Time: 7:00pm; Venue: Shriram Bhartiya Kala Kendra, New Delhi; Entry: Invitation/Passess; Presented by: Shriram Bhartiya Kala Kendra and Department of Art Culture and Languages.
26 Children plays in different languages from across India and abroad.
T.I.E. Space (5:30 pm) Nirontore Hori Bula Hori (Assamese)
Director: Gourab Kr. Hazarika
Group Sutradhaar, Assam,
Abhimanch (7:15 pm)
Indian Idol (Bengali)
Director: Debshankar Halder
Group: Nandikar, W.B.
Time: 5.30 pm; Venue: NSD, Bhagwandas Marg, New Delhi; Entry: By Invitation. Invitation Cards will be available at NSD, Bahawalpur House, Bhagwan Das Road, New Delhi - 110001; For Enquiry: 23389054; Presented by: Sanskaar Rang Toli (T.I.E.Co.)
RAAG - RANG
This festival is an eclectic mix of various genres of music and dance and creative fusions of western and eastern instruments.
Arunima Kumar (Kuchipudi Dance)
Anita Babu and Group (Odissi Dance)
Time: 7:00 pm; Venue: FICCI Auditorium, Tansen Marg, New Delhi; Entry: Passes; Presented by: Department of Art, Culture and Languages.
Saptarang - I: Choreographed performances of Folk Dances of India.
Tamang Selo: Sikkim
Time: 7:00 pm; Venue: Centre for Cultural Resources and Training, 15-A, Sector- 7, Dwarka, New Delhi- 110075.; Entry: Passes; Presented by: NCZCC, Allahabad in collaboration with CCRT, New Delhi.
Screening of Indian Films
At Centre for Cultural Resource and Training (CCRT).
Name of Film: Kanchivaram; Language: Tamil; Director: S. Priyadarshan
Time: 6:30 pm; Venue: CCRT, 15-A, Sector 7, Dwarka, New Delhi; Entry: Free; Presented by: CCRT in collaboration with Directorate of Films Festival (Ministry of I&B, Government of India).
At Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML).
Bharat Ek Khoj
Tele serial in Hindi based on Discovery of India by Jawaharlal Nehru and directed by Shyam Benegal
Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm; Venue: NMML, Teen Murti, New Delhi.; Entry: Free; Presented by: NMML
Presenting films on Art & Culture
Time: 11:30 am, 12:30pm, 4:00pm, 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm; Venue: National Museum, Janpath, New Delhi.; Entry: Tickets; Presented by: National Museum.
Screening of Films
Films on eminent artists and art forms of the country
Time: 11:00 am, 3:00pm, and 6:00 pm; Venue: National Gallery of Modern Art, Jaipur House, New Delhi.; Entry: Tickets; Presented by: National Gallery of Modern Art.
Taking you to the Future.
Time: 11:30 am, 12:30pm ,3:30pm, and 4:30 pm; Venue: National Science Centre, Pragati Maidan, Bhairon Road, New Delhi; Entry: Tickets; Presented by: National Science Centre, Delhi.
Performing Arts of India
Presenting various major musical traditions of India.
Qawwali by Warsi Brothers
Time: 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm; Venue: Rabindra Bhawan, Copernicus Marg, New Delhi; Entry: Tickets; Presented by: Sangeet Natak Akademi (National Academy of Music, Dance and Drama).
Commonwealth Literature in Performance
Text and Performance
Performance on poems and texts from Commonwealth countries by leading dancers/actors.
Tripura Kashyap, Delhi
Shagun Butani, Delhi
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm; Venue: Meghdoot - III, Rabindra Bhawan, Copernicus Marg, New Delhi; Entry: Tickets; Presented by: Sangeet Natak Akademi (National Academy of Music, Dance and Drama).
A Vision of Theatre in India
Nautanki, Tamasha, Yakshagana and Kutiyattam.
Nagmandal; Director: Neelam Mansingh Chaudhary
Time: 6.30pm to 9.00 pm; Venue: Shri Ram Centre Auditorium; Entry: Passes; Presented by: Sangeet Natak Akademi (National Academy of Music, Dance and Drama).
Exhibition of Living Cultural Traditions
Hands-on experience with various artists and artisans
Time: 11:00am to 1:00pm; Venue: Centre for Cultural Resources and Training, 15-A, Sector 7, Dwarka, New Delhi; Entry: Free; Presented by: Centre for Cultural Resources and Training.
Masks and Puppets Performances
Showcasing various mask & puppets performances, one of the richest theatre traditional forms of India.
Hands-on experience with various artists and artisans
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm; Venue: Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Janpath, New Delhi; Entry: Free; Presented by: IGNCA