Press Esc to close
Saturday 24 June 2017
News updated at 3:57 PM IST

Folk, fusion dance enthral Rashtrapati Bhavan

New Delhi, Jan 27, 2013, IANS: 1:00 IST
Artistes from the Republic Day parade tableaux performed again before President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday, this time at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

The President played host to artistes, officials and tribal leaders involved with the various tableaux at the Republic Day parade and cadets from the National Cadet Corps (NCC) and National Service Scheme (NSS).

Artistes from across India performed dances such as the Mayur Nritya from Mathura, Rouf from Kashmir, fusion Bharatanatyam on wheelchairs, the Odissi from Odisha, and a combination of all Indian classical dance forms by NCC cadets.

The performances took place at the sprawling central lawns, part of the Mughal Garden, at the President’s estate a day after the country celebrated its 64th Republic Day.

Artistes from Mathura dressed as Lord Krishna and Radha danced to the folk song mor ban aayo rasiya (he came dressed as a peacock), based on a folklore that Lord Krishna once transformed himself into a peacock to appease Radha.

A group of men paralysed from the waist down performed a fusion Bharatanatyam on wheelchairs. “It was very heartening that Mrs Mukherjee was encouraging us. It boosted our confidence and made us want to do much more,” says 24-year-old Ajay Kumar Tanwar from Delhi.

“I wanted to shake the President’s hand, but I was very nervous,” says 14-year-old Himanshi Dahiya, an NCC cadet.

Mementos were presented to the President by visiting dignitaries from Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and the NCC and the sports and youth affairs ministry. “Our cadets learn the diverse and rich culture of India through such events,” says NCC director-general Lt Gen P S Bhalla.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
NDA's presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind flanked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief...

NDA's presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind flanked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief...

A police officer offers supports to the son of slain DSP Mohammed Ayub Pandit to pay respects to...

A police officer offers supports to the son of slain DSP Mohammed Ayub Pandit to pay respects to...

Members of Majlis-e-Ulama-e-Hind (Delhi state) burn an effigy during a protest against Israel at...

Members of Majlis-e-Ulama-e-Hind (Delhi state) burn an effigy during a protest against Israel at...

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)'s PSLV C38, carrying earth observation satellite...

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)'s PSLV C38, carrying earth observation satellite...

Muslims take cover with a cloth to protect themselves from scorching heat as they offer last...

Muslims take cover with a cloth to protect themselves from scorching heat as they offer last...

BSF personnel take part in a cycle rally at India Gate to aware people against drugs in New Dehi...

BSF personnel take part in a cycle rally at India Gate to aware people against drugs in New Dehi...

Angry students burn railway properties during a violent protest against Central government over...

Angry students burn railway properties during a violent protest against Central government over...

Former Union minister Nagmani showing a bullet which was fired from an unidentified assailant...

Former Union minister Nagmani showing a bullet which was fired from an unidentified assailant...

Children are seen near the entrance gate of Maroda Village which was renamed as 'Trump Village'...

Children are seen near the entrance gate of Maroda Village which was renamed as 'Trump Village'...

Children play football in mud after rainfall in Kolkata on Friday. PTI

Children play football in mud after rainfall in Kolkata on Friday. PTI

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.