Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Gandhi Jayanti fair to showcase Games projects

A three-day fair here to mark Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary Friday will also include an exhibition on the projects for the 2010 Commonwealth Games to be held here, Delhi Mayor Kanwar Sain said on Tuesday.

Sain said the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) would organise the Gandhi Jayanti Mela at Pragati Maidan starting Oct 2.

"The highlights of the presentation will be the Commonwealth Games projects, door-to-door collection of garbage in the city, mechanical sweeping, bio-metric system of attendance (at some government offices), waterless urinals and so on," Sain said.

The annual event, which has attracted over 100,000 people in the past, will remain open from 10.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.

Hindustani classical vocalist Shubha Mudgal, Kathak dancer Uma Sharma as well as Punjabi popular singer Daler Mehndi will perform at the cultural programmes of the event.

The mayor said that about 55 Gandhian organisations and 75 government organisations including various MCD departments will put up their pavilions at the fair.

The health department has also organised free medical check-ups by the Escorts and Fortis hospital.