New Delhi: India`s diverse landscape, culture
and traditions and how train journeys can unite the states
were showcased by dancers from across the country accompanied
by projections on the aerostat and performance on the ground.
`The Great Indian Journey`, which drew a huge round of
applause from the audience at the opening ceremony of the
Commonwealth Games here on Sunday, was composed using occupational
songs and traditional folk songs from different states.
Through projection on the aerostat and the performance
unfolding on ground, it was a virtual journey that took
everyone through India`s landscape, culture and traditions.
The train of the great Indian journey carried the
aspirations of a billion people and represented the
multi-ethnic and multi-cultural people of India coming
together as one.
The segment also replicated the Indian train journey
complete with the omnipresent chaiwallahs and singing beggars.