October 3, 2010 at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in the Capital. The Ceremony that will start at 7 P.M. IST will go witness a three hour long journey through the heart and soul of India.

The security plan prepared for the mega event, which will see involvement of 8,500 athletes from 71 countries challenging in 17 events, also imagine expert groups to undertake chemical, biological, radio-active or nuclear attacks.

Thousands of armed security personnel were on their toes today securing the capital for the CWG as helicopters patrolled the skies and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles scanned the ground.

The great Singer Hariharan will perform the ‘Swagatam’ song which will welcome the Commonwealth countries to India with school children forming the Namaste on the ground. The tree of knowledge section will showcase India s guru shishya tradition with folk dancers and musicians taking centre stage. A yoga concert will raise the bar whereas the great Indian journey will showcase the spirit of India.

The grand finale will be Oscar victor AR Rahman
performing live and though the magic unfolds the athletes will for the 1st time witness the ceremony from the stands. Australia will lead out the teams whilst hosts India will be led out by Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra.