Republic Day Parade: State tableaux showcase their tradition and culture
The Republic Day parade on Rajpath witnessed tableaux from 17 states and six ministries of the Central Government. These tableaux showcased varied themes starting with country's rich cultural heritage and socio-economic development to nation's progress in key areas.
The Tableau of Uttarakhand depicted the festival based on the story of ‘Ramayana’ in Uttarakhand having Narshingh Devta ‘God’ at the front of the tableau.
The Tableau depicted the erstwhile princely State of Karnataka, a major coffee producing district, and the mainstay of India becoming one among the top six coffee producers in the world.
The Tableau depicted some rare and exotic varieties along with Sidi community, settled in the Gir forest, performing their traditional dance number.
The Tableau of Odisha depicted the maritime activities and glorious tradition of Boita-Bandana festival of ancient Odisha.
Goa's Tableau depicted ‘Jagor’, the traditional folk dance-drama which is performed by the Hindu Kunbi and Christian Gauda community of Goa, to seek the Devine Grace for protection and prosperity of the crop.
The tableau of Sikkim depicted the celebration of Buddha Jayanti in Sikkim, which is popularly called Saga Dawa. It is an important occasion which marks the Gautama Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and attainment of Nirvana or Moksha.
The tableau of Bihar presented Champaran Movement of 1917 against the backdrop of the major role played by Mahatma Gandhi. The main portion of the tableau showed Mahatma Gandhi in his youth in the year 1917.
This depicted the Toda tribe of Nilgiri district of Tamil Nadu identified as one of the six primitive tribal groups of the state. They speak a non-linguistic language and have unique appearance, manners and customs.
West Bengal tableau depicted The Bauls, a wandering minstrels community of Bengal, who follow a distinctive spiritual and musical tradition that had its roots in the Bhakti and Sufi movement.
The tableau of Jammu and Kashmir depicted rural development through technology and economic activities, besides making the villages clean and green.
The tableau of Madhya Pradesh presented a model of this rare breed of White Tiger in wilderness, along with some tourists enjoying the flora and fauna in the natural habitat of the state.
The Assam tableau showcased the local people of Assam engaged in celebration of their important festival in the backdrop of a typical hut in an Assamese village.
A tableau of 'Veterans in Nation Building' during the 67th Republic Day parade at Rajpath in New Delhi.
The Tableau showcased our commitment to environment protection by the use of renewable energy.
The tableau of Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation was based on the theme of ‘Swachchh Bharat’.
Tableau artists displayed their talent during the 67th Republic Day parade.
Indian school children performed a dance to show India's cultural heritage during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi.
The performance put forth by the children gave a glimpse of India's diversity.
The dramatic moves and colourful representation displayed during the performance added to the jubilance pervading the parade.