City celebrates country's heritage

Calendar of events

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, on Thursday, released a calendar of events of ‘Delhi Celebrates’ that will continue till July 2013. 

The Department of Art Culture and Languages has prepared a detailed itinerary of events to be organised between August 2012 and July 2013 across Delhi. It is being consecutively organised for the third year. 

Dikshit said the event is the celebration of India’s rich culture, art and diversity of languages through dance, music, theatre, poetry, food festivals, lectures, films, children programms etc. 

“Delhi government’s various bodies like Sahitya Kala Parishad, Hindi, Urdu Sindhi, Punjabi, Maithli-Bhojpuri and Sanskrit academies join hands together to organise the events that have being liked by everyone,” Dikshit said.


During 12th Commonwealth Games, Delhi Celebrates successfully showcased the cultural diversity of the country through its various programmes, she added.

The events being organised across Delhi will showcase the composite culture of the capital city and its cuisines.

 “It is expected that entire Delhi will become witness of enchanting performances,” the CM said.

Monthly film festival, bhakti sangeet, Days of Moscow in Delhi, magic festival, rag rang, poets meets, classical music festival, dance festival, lok utsav, Ramayana, a play on Tuglaq, Sufi festival, kite festival, Qutab festival, Delhi ke utsav, festival of France, youth festival, natya utsav, gurubani, bal utsav and other programmes will be conducted during the event. Top artists will perform.

Education Minister Arvinder Singh, Parliamentary Secretary to CM Mukesh Sharma, Secretary Art, Culture and Languages Santosh D Vaidya and other officers were present. 

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