Dr. Avnish Jolly, 19 June:Commonwealth delegates dances on the tunes of Punjabi and Haryani folk music performed by the young volunteers, organized by the Nehru Yuva Kendra, Chandigarh. The cultural performances include various Hayanavi and Punjabi folk dances and songs.
The highlights of the function were a breathtaking and spectacular cultural pageant put by young men and women from the host country. Classical dances and songs, folk dances and songs and fusion music and dance kept the audience spell-bound for over one hour. The cultural evening was hosted at Hotel Shivalik View on 10th June, 2008
The main event of the celebrations was a cultural show of Gidda and Bhangra presented by cultural troupes of NYKs. About 100 distinguish dignitaries including Mr. S.K. Arora, Secretary, Ministry of Youth Affairs, Govt. of India, Mr. S. Wirithamulla, Secretary, Ministry of Youth Affairs , Govt. of Sri Lanka and senior officials from the ministries, NYKs, NGOs, Civil Society and media attended the cultural.