Glasgow: Along with sporting glory, India’s rich culture and heritage is also the toast of the Commonwealth Games with an exhibition celebrating Glasgow’s part in the Closing Ceremony of the Games in Delhi in 2010.
Entitled ‘The Road from Delhi’, the fortnight long exhibition beginning Saturday explores the common links between Delhi and Glasgow and celebrates the cultural and artistic similarities of the two cities.
Besides giving an in-depth picture of the flag handover ceremony in Delhi replete with athletes’ jerseys and colourful closing ceremony costumes, the exhibition also evokes the present, capturing a sense of Glasgow today with 2014 as the primary backdrop.
The display at the Riverside Museum includes a dazzlingly decorated bicycle-rickshaw brought all the way from Ludhiana in Punjab and a newly commissioned Northern Indian Truck Art.
Working closely with the Indian community in Glasgow, the organisers have created an audio-visual content reflecting the close relationship between Delhi 2010 and Glasgow 2014 games.