Opening ceremony of WC 2011

Published 02/13/2015, 7:30 AM EST


The opening ceremony was a spectacle worth a watch. It took place in Bangladesh at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka on February 17, 2011, two days prior to the start of the World Cup. The opening ceremony commenced at 6:00 pm (Local Time) when the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina arrived and was welcomed warmly. The mascot Stumpy was escorted on the ground on a cycle rickshaw, and then the captains were brought in one by one, sitting and waving at the crowd. It was quite a majestic affair, to be remembered for years to come.

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Various Bangladeshi singers sang “O Preetibhi” followed by “De Ghuma Ke” by Shankar Ehsaan Loy. The highlights of the show were Bryan Adams performing “Summer of ‘69” and other famous songs of his. The world Cup Anthem “De Ghuma Ke” was released in three languages: Hindi, Bengali and Sinhalese.

                                       

 

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Lakshya Raheja

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