Delegates from G20 nations have been on Tuesday escorted to a few of the distinguished heritage sites—The Residency, Bara Imambara and Rumi Darwaza—within the metropolis. The closely guarded sites have been, as such, closed for most of the people within the night.
The delegates have been first taken to The Residency in eight buses, the place they have been joined by district Justice of the Peace Surya Pal Gangwar and welcomed by bandhani dupattas on arrival. The tour was interspersed with performances by the Gorkha Regiment pipe band and a CRPF (Central Reserve Police Drive) band.
The journey to Imambara proved to be extra entertaining for the guests, who have been flanked by law enforcement officials on horses and ladies representatives from Lucknow Chikankari Society. Municipal commissioner Inderjeet Singh and divisional commissioner Roshan Jacob welcome the guests there amid the presence of almost 100 law enforcement officials on the venue.
The division of tourism and tradition had engaged a shehnai band to provide the guests a musical welcome to Imambara. A gaggle of 16 artistes of the Nayak tribe from Sonbhadra carried out a ritualistic dance and track known as ‘karmanritya’. After the tour ended, the positioning was lit up with facade lighting, and the guests had a chance to relaxation and seize refreshments earlier than heading for dinner.