CWG 2018 Opening Ceremony,Sindhu to Lead Indian Contingent.
The Parade of Nations begins with the contingent from Glasgow, the host country from the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
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The Royals Are Here
Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, and his wife Camilla have now arrived to officially open the competition on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II.
Dignitaries on stage, the entire arena sings the Australian national anthem.
The opening ceremony features celebrations of the laid-back beach lifestyle synonymous with the Gold Coast, and Australian indigenous culture.
The ceremony begins with a musical rendition of popular Australian song My Island Home by hip-hop artist Mau Power, William Barton on digeridoo and Christine Anu.
The opening ceremony for the 2018 CWG is now underway.
Spectators are filing into the Carrara stadium as we approach the opening ceremony, scheduled to kick off at 3:15pm IST.
Countdown Begins For CWG 2018
The 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games is set to kick-off in Gold Coast, with the opening ceremony at Carrara Stadium in Queensland, Australia on Wednesday, 4 April scheduled for 3pm IST. Star shuttler and Rio Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu will lead the Indian contingent as the flag-bearer.
A total of 227 athletes will represent India at the quadrennial games, scheduled to take place from 4 April-15 April.
PM Narendra Modi on 4 April extended his best wishes to the Indian contingent for the Gold Coast CWG.>
All the best to the athletes representing India at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games! Our sportspersons have worked tremendously hard and the Games will be a wonderful opportunity to showcase their talent. Every Indian is cheering for our contingent. #GC2018 @GC2018
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 4, 2018