New Delhi: This Dussehra in south Delhi where a 125-ft-high mythical demon king is getting readied to go up in flames in a stunning spectacle. Delhi’s biggest, the giant is being made by a five-year-old festival society, which also boasted that it is organizing the “biggest” Ramleela in the national capital.
We want to give people a monumental Dussehra, the likes of which they have never seen before,” Rajesh Gehlot, president of Dussehra Sri Ramleela Society told that. Mr Gehlot, a former Councillor and MLA from Matiala in Dwarka area and a founding member of the festival society, said that the aim of the organizers this year was to spread the message of peace and harmony on a “monumental scale”.
And, monumental it is indeed, as the stage for the Ramleela drama measures 200ft in length and over 80ft in height. The former MLA said that a two-month-long training workshop was organised for the actors after finalising the selection.
According to a senior municipal official, around 200 Ramleela performances are held in Delhi, including the one at Ramlila Grounds near the New Delhi Railway Station.