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Updated: August 17, 2012 09:57 IST

Delhi gets new cultural calendar

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Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit along with her Parliamentary Secretary Mukesh Sharma at the launch of the Cultural Calendar for 2012 on Thursday. Photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar
The Hindu Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit along with her Parliamentary Secretary Mukesh Sharma at the launch of the Cultural Calendar for 2012 on Thursday. Photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Thursday released a new edition of “Delhi Celebrates”, a calendar of events detailing various cultural and social happenings being organised across the city through the year starting August 2012.

Ms. Dikshit said this is the third successive year of Delhi Celebrates, which was launched at the time of the Commonwealth Games in 2010. The annual calendar marks the celebration of India’s rich culture, art and diversity of languages through dance, music, theatre, poetry, food festivals, lectures, films and children’s programme.

The events being organised across Delhi would also showcase the composite culture of the historic city and its cuisines. The other events that have been planned include a monthly film festival, bhakti sangeet, magic festival, rang rang, poets’ meets, classical music festival, dance festival, lok utsav, Ramayana, a play on Tughlaq, Sufi festival, kite festival, Qutab festival, Delhi ke utsav, youth festival, natya utsav, Gurubani and bal utsav.

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