Pictures from the Day Anna Hazare Broke his Fast at the Ramlila Maidan

The Mega Phone Guy at New Delhi Metro Station, Which is Nearest to Ramlila Maidan

The Mega Phone Guy at New Delhi Metro Station, Which is Nearest to Ramlila Maidan

My journey to Ramlila Maidan today morning as usual started with a ride in the metro my destination being the New Delhi Metro Station which is the closest to the Maidan. I was there last Sunday too. So I was expecting the people with megaphone this time to manage the crowd and give directions.

 

Getting the National Flag Colors Painted Outside New Delhi Metro Station
Getting the National Flag Colors Painted Outside New Delhi Metro Station

As soon as I exited out of the metro station flag painting was the most popular activity today. that is not to say that caps or flags were not selling but face painting was by far the most dominant activity. It was another matter that on a hot and humid day as today many had colors running down their faces by the time they came out of the Ramlila Maidan.

 

Queue to get inside the Ramlila Maidan
Queue to get inside the Ramlila Maidan

Once again there was a huge queue to get inside the Ramlila Maidan but it was in high spirits. People among other slogans were reciting Sarfaroshi ki Tamanna quite a lot. overall people kept their humor and patience in very cramped spaces and on a very humid day.

 

Kids Queuing on the Wall, Ramlila Maidan
Kids Queuing on the Wall, Ramlila Maidan

These kids were fleeing the confined spaces and the sweat flowing freely all around because of the humid day by moving on the wall!

 

A Media Enclosure at Ramlila Maidan
A Media Enclosure at Ramlila Maidan

My theory is that some media enclosures were friendly an would let people crowd their raised platforms whereas there were others which kept their enclosures empty. I do not know which media outlet this one belonged to but it was surely in the crowd friendly camp. And there was so much crowd that unless you had an elevation point or the front seats the view of the main pandal was out of question.

 

Sitting on Trees at Ramlila Maidan
Sitting on Trees at Ramlila Maidan

The other elevation points were tress but I did not try climbing any.

 

Policeman at Ramlila Maidan
Policeman at Ramlila Maidan

Well this policeman also had a good vantage point but he is looking away from the stage he had work to do!

 

A Little Girl on Her Father's Shoulders at Ramlila Maidan
A Little Girl on Her Father's Shoulders at Ramlila Maidan

As there were last Sunday, there were kids today too, usually perched on their father’s shoulders like this small girl with her flag!

 

Another Kid on his Fathers Shoulders Ramlila Maidan
Another Kid on his Fathers Shoulders Ramlila Maidan

Another kid on his father’s shoulders and the national flag waving.

 

Small Girls at Ramlila Maidan
Small Girls at Ramlila Maidan

Well it certainly was that kind of the day, when you needed your dark glasses!

 

A Small Girl with the National Flag at Ramlila Maidan
A Small Girl with the National Flag at Ramlila Maidan

She was smaller in size than the flag she was holding!

 

An Elderly Sikh at the Ramlila Maidan
An Elderly Sikh at the Ramlila Maidan

An elderly Sikh man at the Ramlila Maidan.

 

On Crutches, Will Protest, Ramlila Maidan
On Crutches, Will Protest, Ramlila Maidan

I wonder how he braved the queues? It was not easy with all the people trying to get in but there he was crutches and all.

 

People at Ramlila Maidan
People at Ramlila Maidan

This gentleman told he that he used to dress as Ravana and come and it would take him hours to get out because so many people would click his picture. He wanted me to click this picture and I gladly obliged.

 

Star TV Media Employee at Ramlila Maidan
Star TV Media Employee at Ramlila Maidan

I actually like to click people who are almost always behind the camera.

 

Too Tired at Ramlila Maidan
Too Tired at Ramlila Maidan

Well it was that kind of a day, sultry and humid, so no wonder he fell asleep, only there was so much commotion around him, he probably was really tired.

 

People Coming out of the Ramlila Maidan after Anna Hazare Broke his Fast
People Coming out of the Ramlila Maidan after Anna Hazare Broke his Fast

People coming out of the Ramlila Maidan after Anna Hazare broke his fast and what a crowd it was!

 

Leader of the Pack, Ramlila Maidan
Leader of the Pack, Ramlila Maidan

And there was this little leader of the pack!

 

New Delhi Metro Station, Gates Closed For a While!
New Delhi Metro Station, Gates Closed For a While!

When the meeting ended there were so many people heading to the New Delhi Metro Station that gates had to be closed. The entry had to be regulated so that the station could function but I will write a separate post on this.

Thank You Anna!
Thank You Anna!

I think that sums it up well? Thank you Anna.

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6 thoughts on “Pictures from the Day Anna Hazare Broke his Fast at the Ramlila Maidan”

  1. a big thanx to u for showing us the tricolor of da crowd…. u really hve done & doin such a gr8 job .we r proud of u…

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