2010 Rath Yatra announcement

The 2010 Rath Yatra will be held in the Yamashita Park in Yokohama on 24th July. It is the third event following last two consecutive events held in Misato city.  During the event a 3-meter tall chariot will be pulled by participants around the Park after which mesmerizing performances will be enacted on the stage. The cultural event is to be presided by the dignitaries from Indian Embassy and Yokohama City Office. Like last two events, we anticipate that the event will be extensively covered by the local news media including the NHK.

About 1500 participants from Indian, Japanese and other international communities are expected to participate in this cultural event.   We hope you will be able to continue your support for this year’s event with your kind patronage.  
13:30 : Assemble at Yamashita Park, Yokohama  (山下公園 集合)
14:00 : Ratha Pulling and Procession  (神輿の引き回し)
16:00 : Back to the Starting Point/Stage (山下公園内ステージに戻ります)
16:05 : Welcome Ceremony (セレモニー開始の挨拶)
16:30 : Cultural Program (インドのダンス・音楽などの文化紹介)
              (Enjoy the beats of Indian Dance & Music) 
18:30 : Adjourn  (終わり)