Ranchi, Feb 12 (IANS) The 34th National Games will open here Saturday evening with Bollywood stars Vivek Oberoi, Amisha Patel and Sameera Reddy performing for the 33,000-strong audience.
Jharkhand’s ace archer Deepika Kumari will light the Games’ flame, to be followed by a march past by the participating teams.
Shweta Tiwari, winner of reality show “Big Boss 4”, will anchor the show while singer Sukhwinder Singh will croon his way with popular songs.
A film on polio eradication is to be played at the opening ceremony. It is to be followed by a ‘polio walk’ — by volunteers sporting T-shirts with polio eradication message.
The three-hour extravaganza will also see performances by school children, a ‘Bihu’ dance by local tribal artistes and a fire dance by local artistes. There will also be a dazzling display of fireworks.
Jharkhand Governor M.O.H. Farook will formally inaugurate the Games in the presence of Chief Minister Arjun Munda and Toursim Minister Subodh Kant Sahay.
The sporting events will begin Sunday. Besides Ranchi, Dhanbad and Jamshedpur will also host many events.