Union Minister Harsh Vardhan played the role of Raja Janak in Ramlila organised by the Luv Kush committee in Old Delhi on Friday. Donning traditional silk costumes, a gleaming crown and speaking chaste Hindi, the Environment Minister assumed a different role – legendary king Janak of Mithila — at a Ramlila event in the sprawling grounds of the Red Fort.
Harsh Vardhan who represents Chandni Chowk constituency made sure he conveyed the message on importance of clean environment. The minister was almost unrecognisable with an imperial moustache, make-up and royal attire. When asked about finding time to play this role amid his busy schedule Harsh Vardhan said that his colleagues and friends urged him to participate in the Ramlila this year so he decided to perform.