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Delhi awaits Commonwealth Games closing ceremony

Delhi awaits Commonwealth Games closing ceremony

After 11 days of intense competition the curtain will fall on the Delhi Commonwealth Games later with a spectacular closing ceremony in the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

Representatives from Glasgow will be on hand for the Flag Handover Ceremony, with the Scottish city ready to mark the official lowering and passing on of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) Flag.

Representing the people of Glasgow, Lord Provost of Glasgow, Bob Winter, will be passed the flag in this symbolic gesture of the Games coming to the new host city.

With 60,000 people watching in the stadium, and a global audience of around one billion, the pressure is on for both the performers and the handover delivery team.

Scotland will have the chance to showcase the very best of its creative talent through an en masse creative performance.

A total of 348 volunteer cast members were chosen from across Scotland, to collectively perform an eight minute programme.

The ceremony will not only showcase modern Scotland but will also hark back to the country’s heritage, to illustrate exactly why Glasgow was chosen as the host for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

However, the programme for the majority of the event will remain a tightly guarded secret until the event.



The XIX Commonwealth Games has been free from the concerns over security which dogged the build up to the event, with organisers maintaining vigilance during the ceremony.

Secretary-general Lalit Bhanot said during the customary morning media briefing all preparations were in place for the conduct of the remaining events, as well as the closing ceremony.

He also stated security for the closing ceremony would be at par with the Opening Ceremony.

“While the programme for the closing ceremony cannot be disclosed, you can be sure it will be spectacular,” Mr Bhanot added.

“The Closing Ceremony will be a happy occasion.”

CGF president Michael Fennell had also urged Delhiites to come out and watch the Marathons held this morning.

World Travel Awards

In what promises to be an exciting day in Delhi, the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony is taking place at The Claridges Surajkund.

Representatives from across the world of travel and tourism are expected in town to see who has scooped the most prestigious awards in the industry.