Sheila Dikshit sings with kids in Games’ spirit


New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has much reason to cheer with the Commonwealth Games underway without any big glitches. And she didn’t hide her joy as she joined 160 underprivileged children in singing songs at the Central Park of Connaught Place here.

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Around 160 underprivileged children fascinated the onlookers and shoppers Tuesday evening at the Central Park in the newly renovated Connaught Place by singing and dancing which even the Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit could not resist and joined them.

A youth festival organized by the Delhi government, as part of the ongoing Commonwealth Games (CWG) celebrations witnessed the participation of the choral group of Deepalaya, an NGO working among urban and rural poor.

“The chief minister joined the kids on the stage and sang ‘Teri Hai Zameen’ song. Besides this song, the students sang an English song ‘We are the Children, we are the world,” said a member of the NGO.

After enjoying four performances by the students of Deepalaya, the chief minister said that a fantastic programme was put up and Deepalaya is doing a great job, lastly thanking all the students who participated in the event.

“She even asked the compere to inform the audience that the kids were to perform at the Opening Ceremony of the Games but could not do so because of the health constraints of some students,” the member added.

The day also saw other performances such as a giant puppet show, Kuchipudi dance and fusion music by various schools and institutes.