Anna takes centrestage at Ramlila Maidan

Updated: August 19, 2011 11:08 IST

Anna Hazare finally came out of the Tihar Jail after three days and will now head to Delhi's Ramlila Ground to continue his fast protest after making a public address.

Anna takes centrestage at Ramlila Maidan
Actor, VJ and ardent Anna Hazare supporter Purab Kohli tweeted this early morning shot of the Ramlila Ground.

"Early morning warm up at the Ramlila ground. Missed the Hero. Too early I guess," he tweeted.
Anna takes centrestage at Ramlila Maidan
Doctor's check Anna Hazare at 9:00 pm on Saturday evening.
Anna takes centrestage at Ramlila Maidan
In a statement at 9:45 pm, the medical team attending to Anna, said that all vitals were stable.
Anna takes centrestage at Ramlila Maidan
Anna rested as the fifth day of the protest continues.
Anna takes centrestage at Ramlila Maidan
Anna motivates the scores of supporters at the Ramlila Ground on Saturday.
Anna takes centrestage at Ramlila Maidan
Anna Hazare says a few word to his supporters at the Ramlila ground on Saturday, August 20.
Anna takes centrestage at Ramlila Maidan
Scores came to support Anna Hazare, as the indefinite fast continues.
(Source: Ankit Chaturvedi)
Anna takes centrestage at Ramlila Maidan
Anna's supporters stand with placards at the Ramlila Ground on Saturday.
(Source: Ankit Chaturvedi)
Anna takes centrestage at Ramlila Maidan
On Day 2 of Anna Hazare's fast at the Ramlila Maidan in Delhi, the 74-year-old Gandhian is checked by a team of doctors watching over him.
Anna takes centrestage at Ramlila Maidan
This marks the fifth day of Anna's protest against corruption.
Anna takes centrestage at Ramlila Maidan
Anna seems to be reassuring the doctors of his health.
Anna takes centrestage at Ramlila Maidan
Reports estimate the crowd at the Ramlila Ground to be around 5000 strong.
Anna takes centrestage at Ramlila Maidan
Anna Hazare, who was released from Tihar Jail yesterday, arrives on stage at the Ramlila Ground on Saturday, Day 5 of the ongoing protests.
Anna takes centrestage at Ramlila Maidan
The 74 year old social activist returned around 10 am on Saturday morning, waving to his accumulated supporters.
Anna takes centrestage at Ramlila Maidan
Anna has pledged to continue to fight for the Jan Lokpal Bill.
Anna takes centrestage at Ramlila Maidan
Anna Hazare's supporters gather at the Ramlila Ground on Day 5 of the protests.
Anna takes centrestage at Ramlila Maidan
Anna Hazare rests on the stage made for him at the Ramlila Ground.
Anna takes centrestage at Ramlila Maidan
A few words of motivation from Anna.
Anna takes centrestage at Ramlila Maidan
A child sits on Anna's lap as he speaks to fellow supporters.
Anna takes centrestage at Ramlila Maidan
The rain came down hard as Anna Hazare took centrestage at Ramlila Maidan in Delhi to formally launch his mass-protest against corruption. Two thousand people had spent the morning waiting to receive him as he made his way over from Tihar Jail atop a truck.
Anna takes centrestage at Ramlila Maidan
Anna is now on the fourth day of his hunger strike. 'I have lost three kilos," he said, "but you are my strength."
Anna takes centrestage at Ramlila Maidan
He added, "We need to stop politicians from looting our country." As he began his protest fast, Anna was examined by doctors.
Anna takes centrestage at Ramlila Maidan
The anti-corruption activist left Tihar Jail this morning after spending three nights there. Ramlila Maidan has been transformed into a base camp for his 15-day demonstration.
Follow Anna, from Tihar to Ramlila Maidan
Anna Hazare reached the Ramlila Ground after stopping at Rajghat.
Follow Anna, from Tihar to Ramlila Maidan
“This is the second struggle for freedom, let's keep the baton alive,” the veteran social activist said.
Follow Anna, from Tihar to Ramlila Maidan
“Whether I am alive or not, let the movement go on. We have to bring about change in India,” Anna Hazare told thousands of supporters waiting in the rain to receive him.
Anna takes centrestage at Ramlila Maidan
Anna Hazare applauds as he sits in the backdrop of a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi.
Anna takes centrestage at Ramlila Maidan
Anna Hazare sits in the backdrop of a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi at Ramlila Ground.
Follow Anna, from Tihar to Ramlila Maidan
Thousands of supporters waited at the Ramlila Ground to receive him. Seen here with Kiran Bedi.
Anna reaches Ramlila Maidan
Kiran Bedi waves the Tricolour
Anna reaches Ramlila Maidan
A supporters of Anna Hazare at Ramlila Ground.
Anna takes centrestage at Ramlila Maidan
Supporters of Anna Hazare at Ramlila Ground.
Anna reaches Ramlila Maidan
This image posted on Twitter shows thousands of Anna's supporters at the Ramlila Ground.
Anna reaches Ramlila Maidan
Also on Twitter, this image from the Ramlila Ground.
Follow Anna, from Tihar to Ramlila Maidan
Anna's convoy stopped at Rajghat enroute to the Ramlila Ground where the social activist paid obeisance to Mahatma Gandhi.

Coming up: More images of Anna at Rajghat.
Anna takes centrestage at Ramlila Maidan
Anna Hazare was seen running at Rajghat, escorted by several policemen.
Follow Anna, from Tihar to Ramlila Maidan
The anti-corruption activist was greeted by nearly 700 people when he arrived to pray at Mahatma Gandhi's memorial en route to Ramlila Maidan.
Anna reaches Ramlila Maidan
Anna takes centrestage at Ramlila Maidan
Policemen form a human chain around Anna Hazare at Rajghat.
Anna reaches Ramlila Maidan
Anna at Rajghat.
Follow Anna, from Tihar to Ramlila Maidan
In this picture posted on Twitter, Anna waving to supporters at Rajghat.
Anna reaches Ramlila Maidan
Anna Hazare prays at Mahatma Gandhi's memorial at Rajghat.
Anna reaches Ramlila Maidan
Anna reaches Ramlila Maidan
Anna Hazare prays at Mahatma Gandhi's memorial at Rajghat. Coming Up: Anna leaves Tihar.
First pics: Anna Hazare leaves Tihar
Anna Hazare finally came out of the Tihar Jail after three days and will now head to Delhi's Ramlila Ground to continue his fast protest after making a public address.
From Tihar, Anna marches to Ramlila
"The second freedom struggle has started from August 16," says Anna Hazare while addressing supporters outside Tihar.
From Tihar, Anna marches to Ramlila
Anna coming out of Tihar Jail, seen with Swami Agnivesh.
From Tihar, Anna marches to Ramlila
Anna Hazare waves the Tricolour as he stands on the back of a truck outside Tihar Jail.
From Tihar, Anna marches to Ramlila
The procession made a slow progress as Anna waved to his supporters on his way to Rajghat where he will pay obeisance to Mahatma Gandhi before proceeding to Amar Jawan Jyoti at the India Gate.
From Tihar, Anna marches to Ramlila
Anna Hazare appealed to his supporters not to indulge in violence or damage public property.
From Tihar, Anna marches to Ramlila
Escorted by police officials, Anna Hazare mounted a small podium erected just outside one of the gates of Tihar Jail where he has stayed since Tuesday.
From Tihar, Anna marches to Ramlila
Anna Hazare waves towards his supporters as he walks with Swami Agnivesh outside Tihar Jail.
From Tihar, Anna marches to Ramlila
Anna Hazare addressing supporters outside Tihar Jail.
From Tihar, Anna marches to Ramlila
Anna Hazare addressing his supporters.
From Tihar, Anna marches to Ramlila
Anna Hazare outside Tihar Jail.
From Tihar, Anna marches to Ramlila
Anna with the Tricolour.
From Tihar, Anna marches to Ramlila
Anna with his cavalcade.
Anna reaches Ramlila Maidan
Anna Hazare waves to supporters from the back of a truck as it moves from Tihar Jail to the Ramlila Ground.
From Tihar, Anna marches to Ramlila
A young supporter of Anna Hazare waves the Tricolour outside Tihar Jail.
From Tihar, Anna marches to Ramlila
This image posted on Twitter shows the large crowd greeting Anna Hazare outside Tihar Jail.
Follow Anna, from Tihar to Ramlila Maidan
Supporters surround Anna's cavalcade outside Tihar.
From Tihar, Anna marches to Ramlila
Anna's cavalcade. (Image has been clicked by NDTV Correspondent Sidharth Pandey)
From Tihar, Anna marches to Ramlila
Anna supporters following the cavalcade. (This pic has been clicked by NDTV correspondent: Sidharth Pandey)
From Tihar, Anna marches to Ramlila
Anna supporters with the cavalcade. (Image has been clicked by NDTV Correspondent Sidharth Pandey)
From Tihar, Anna marches to Ramlila
Kiran Bedi, close aide of Anna Hazare, reached the Ramlila Ground this morning, waiting to receive Anna Hazare. Coming Up: Ramlila Ground preps to receive Anna Hazare.
From Tihar, Anna marches to Ramlila
Delhi police stand guard at the Ramlila Ground, the venue for Anna Hazare's 15-day fast.
From Tihar, Anna marches to Ramlila
Loudspeakers being set up at Ramlila Ground

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