With the theme around 150 years of Mahatma Gandhi, this year, the Republic Day parade will exhibit 22 gigantic tableaux on January 26 at Rajpath, all focusing on the life of the ‘father of the nation’.
The parade would include cultural performances as well as sixteen tableaux from states and union territories and six from the ministries and central departments. Among the participating tableaux, in many of them, you will see the exhibitors adorning and displaying mammoth sculptures of Mahatma Gandhi and on sub-themes focusing on him.
To give a glimpse, some tableaux will pertain to Gandhi’s role with the prison inmates of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the Dandi March in Gujarat, how he adopted the loincloth in Tamil Nadu after watching the farm workers, and Maharashtra’s Quit India Movement.
There is also expected to be an overwhelming participation from the north eastern states including Assam, Tripura, Sikkim, and Arunachal Pradesh. Jammu & Kashmir, Delhi, Goa, Uttarakhand, Karnataka, West Bengal, and Uttar Pradesh will be among the other participating states and territories. Punjab will be seen representing the 100th year of the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre.
Among the Central Departments and ministries, the Ministries of Agriculture, Drinking Water, Sanitation, and Power will be participating on the sub-themes of ‘Kisan Gandhi’, ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’, and ‘Soubhagya: New Indian Raushan India’.
The Indian Railways is all set to leave you amazed with its tableaux titled ‘Mohan Se Mahatma’ focusing on Mahatma Gandhi’s transformation. The 50 years of Central Indian Security Force, and Central Public Works Department Horticulture will also pay their tribute through their tableaux.