The ’shankh naad’ (auspicious blowing of conch shells) and fireworks then lit the sky like dawn.
A helium aerostat crowned the stadium and suspended puppets danced to life when drummers dressed from across the country gathered in unison claiming that India has arrived.
In the center was child prodigy, Keshav on tabla giving lead to 1000 drummers from across the country.
The drumming session was followed by song "Swagatham" meaning 'Welcome' with interesting concept. At 4 corners of center stage were 100s of children under a white cloth. They painted "Mehndi" (traditional art form of decorating hand with red color) while being under the cloth providing a visual treat to 60000 spectators. To spectators it appeared as if the cloth is getting on the color automatically.