Many people, thousands of them gathered at Azad Park, Old Delhi where stands the statue of Gandhiji.
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L.S. In Old Delhi, in Chandni Chazk (name of the bazar), is seen the Municipal Hall Building standing.
L.M.S. The statue of Victoria,still stands,outside the Hall.
The pigions who eat and play under the statue of Queen Victoria
L.S. The beautiful lawns in the backside of the building. These lawns are a part of the park called Azad Park.
L.S.S. The statue of Gandhi, in the park
L.S. Do..... with Asoka Chakra (the round engraving), Govt. symbol, underneath the statue)
C.U. Charkha (spindle), the thing which Gandhi loved and preached for action, is also on the monument under the statue.
M.C.U. The Hindi, Urdu and the word GANDHI also written on the monument
C.U. "WHERE HE SAT WAS A TEMPLE AND WHERE HE WALKED WAS A HALLOWED GROUND- NEHRU" the words written on the monument.
L.S. The statue of Gandhi
M.S. Miss Marian Anderson accompanied by Mr. Bunkar the U.S. Ambassador arrives.
M.S. She is seen passing through the crowds.
M.S. She holds the wreaths and places at the feet of the monument, a stone pillar under the statue.
M.S. Mr. Agarmal, the D.M.C. President welcoming, on mike,Miss Anderson. In the background are seen Mr. Bunkar and Miss Bunkar and Miss Anderson seated.
M.S. Mrs. Indra Gandhi, daughter of Mr. Nehru, seated with Mrs. Bunkar, who for a while came down and sat amongst the distinguished visitors.
L.M.S. Gathering at Azad Park..
M.S. Foreign diganatories present on the occasion
M.S. Crowds clapping.
M.S. des Marian Anderson addressing the crowds.
L.S. Crowds clapping
M.S. Miss Anderson standing in silence for half a minute. All did the same.
M.S. Miss Anderson singing the song"Kindly lead me to Light"
M.S. The Indian girls singing
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M.S. The Indian girls singing
M.S. An Indian girl playing SITAR
M.S. The U.S. Ambassador and Miss Anderson and Mr. Agarawal, the President of D.M.C. and others standing after the function is over.
M.S. Miss Anderson is busy wishing good-bye to certain ladies present there
L.M.S. Crowds of people and the U.S. Ambassador standing amongst them
L.M.S. Do.....Miss Anderson standing amongst them after the function is over
M.S. The U.S. Ambassador passing from the crowds, Miss Anderson is seen following him Also seen with umbrella is Indra Gandhi, daughter of Mr. Nehru, the Prime Minister of India.
L.M.S. They are all seen coming back from the lawns of Azad Park
M.S. They are seen wishing good-bye
M.S. Some typical Indian villagers who came to attend the performance
M.S. Some typical Indian ladies who came to attend the performance
M.S. Some educated family who came to listen
L.S. General view of the park
L.M.S. Gandhi's statue in the park
M.S. The wreath which Marian placed at the feet of statue. In the composition is seen the spindle
Gandhi's statue M.C.U.
N.S. earlier newspaper reports, before Miss Anderson arrived in Delhi and on concert of hers are enclosed herewith. News paper reports pertaining to this coverage are not yet out. But another write up on the subject is sent herewith.
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Background: Many people, thousands of them gathered at Azad Park, Old Delhi where stands the statue of Gandhiji. Some are seated on chairs and others standing. At 11 Oclock Marian Anderson, accompanied by the U.S. Ambassador, Mr. Bunkar and others, arrived. She laid a wreath at the feet of the monument and then sat down. The President Mr. Agarwal of Delhi Municipal Committee addressed the gathering and introduced Marian Anderson. Later she was requested to give her performance. She spoke slowly and first addressed the gathering in which she spoke highly of Gandhiji. Later she sang two pieces.