Press Esc to close
Saturday 02 July 2016
News updated at 8:45 AM IST
Weather
Max: 28°C
Min : 20°C
In Bengaluru
Partially cloudy

Folk, fusion dance enthral Rashtrapati Bhavan

New Delhi, Jan 27, 2013, IANS:

 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
Dark clouds over the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Friday...

Dark clouds over the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Friday...

Thomas Shannon, US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs prays besides Mother's tomb...

Thomas Shannon, US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs prays besides Mother's tomb...

An eagle on the premises of the Government Ayurveda College and Hospital in Mysuru on Friday...

An eagle on the premises of the Government Ayurveda College and Hospital in Mysuru on Friday...

Bollywood actors Kalki Koechlin and Imaran Khan during the special screening of short film...

Bollywood actors Kalki Koechlin and Imaran Khan during the special screening of short film...

Muslims offering last Friday prayers in front of Tipu Sultan Mosque in Kolkata during the holy...

Muslims offering last Friday prayers in front of Tipu Sultan Mosque in Kolkata during the holy...

People climb stairs at Agrasen ki Baoli in New Delhi...

People climb stairs at Agrasen ki Baoli in New Delhi...

A priest performs worship near Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas during a ceremony...

A priest performs worship near Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas during a ceremony...

Police personnel with the bikes after the launch of 'Rapid Rural Police Response System' at Punjab..

Police personnel with the bikes after the launch of 'Rapid Rural Police Response System' at Punjab..

Thomas Shannon, US Under Secretary of State for Political Affaira visits the country's oldest...

Thomas Shannon, US Under Secretary of State for Political Affaira visits the country's oldest...

A peocock flies at the Rajbhavan in Mumbai on Friday...

A peocock flies at the Rajbhavan in Mumbai on Friday...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523