Dwarka: With the start of Navratri, Dwarka is witnessing a festive vibe in the atmosphere. The biggest Ram Leela in Dwarka is the one organised by Dwarka Sri Ramlila society in sector 10, and this time round it is even bigger and better. The staging of Ramlila has already started from September 26, 2022, from 8 pm to 12 am and will continue till October 5, 2022.
The Ramlila of Dwarka sector 10 is the biggest in the sub-city and reportedly, one of the biggest in Delhi. The organizers of the Ramlila share that this year, the Ramlila has been scaled up even more. The seating space is larger than the previous years, with a capacity of over 10,000 people. A giant stage of 140 feet in width, 65 feet in length and 96 feet in height has been set up for the Ramlila. Chief Patron of Dwarka, Sri Ramlia Committee, Ex-MLA of the area, Rajesh Gehlot informs that around 200 artists are performing this year in the Ramlila. The Ramlila is being presented with special effects in 3D with the effective use of modern technology.
He says, “The stage is unique and has three levels of heights to show the special effects. Arrangements have been done to depict the scene as alive as it could be. Moreover, a giant LED screen has been stalled for the audience. Specialized sound effects and lights are being used to magnify the impact of the show.
“We have ensured several facilities for the visitors to provide a smooth and comfortable space to watch Ramlila. There is an arrangement for ample parking space. For security, hundreds of CCTV cameras, volunteers from the committee and also civil defense is working," adds Gehlot.
For the entertainment of visitors, the mela ground outside sector 10 Ramila ground is packed with flea markets, food stalls and giant wheels. This year, there is a special Sita Bazar at the mela ground having lots of offerings from different states of India for women and kids. Some of the famous food from Old Delhi can also be enjoyed here.
Specific gates have been made by the committee to mark the 75th year of Independence or Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. Gehlot says, “Our VVIP gate is named 'India Gate' and the other gates are 'Sardar Patel Gate', 'Chandrashekhar Azad Gate' and 'Netaji Subhash Gate'. Apart from this, we have named the mela ground gate 'Mahatma Gandhi Dwar'. So the entire event is being celebrated with the soul of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.” Gehlot also informs that every day, a community member working towards the society would be felicitated at the Mahatma Gandhi dwar.
The Ramlila will be concluded with the burning of the effigies of Ravana on October 5, 2022. “We have the largest effigy of Ravana which is 90 feet. This year we are making golden Lanka of 30 feet in height to burn on the day of Ravan Dahan. This would be one of the centres of attraction.” says Gehlot.