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Republic Day, India: Tableaux in pictures

Arunachal Pradesh, Haryana, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Punjab, UP and Uttarakhand were showcased on Republic Day

India is celebrating today its 73rd Republic Day. The Republic Day parade was held at the Rajpath in New Delhi amid the Covid-19 scare with various precautionary measures in place for protection. This year, 12 states presented their respective tableaux.

Tableaux of Arunachal Pradesh, Haryana, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand were shown at the parade. Additionally, tableaux of nine ministries and departments of the union government were at this year’s parade.

The tableau of Meghalaya showcased bamboo and cane handicrafts as well as Lakadong turmeric to honour women-led cooperative societies and self-help groups which revived the popularity and demand of these products with their relentless efforts.

While the front part of the tableau depicted a woman weaving a bamboo basket and several bamboo and cane products of Meghalaya, the rear portion showed the traditional farming and processing of Lakadong turmeric. The north-eastern state is renowned for its cane and bamboo craftswomen.

The tableaux of states appear in the order in which they crossed the VIP section on Rajpath.

Meghalaya's tableau showcased bamboo and cane handicrafts as well as Lakadong turmeric to honour women-led cooperative societies and self-help groups which revived the popularity and demand of these products with their relentless efforts. While the front part of the tableau depicting a woman weaving a bamboo basket and several bamboo and cane products of Meghalaya, the rear portion of the tableau depicted the traditional farming and processing of Lakadong turmeric. While the front part of the tableau depicting a woman weaving a bamboo basket and several bamboo and cane products of Meghalaya, the rear portion of the tableau depicted the traditional farming and processing of Lakadong turmeric. The north eastern state is renowned for its cane and bamboo craftswomen. However, there was a time when the demand for Meghalaya's cane and bamboo products had declined, and almost led to the demise of the craft due to the availability of cheaper mass-produced plastic alternatives. However, there was a time when the demand for Meghalaya's cane and bamboo products had declined, and almost led to the demise of the craft due to the availability of cheaper mass-produced plastic alternatives. (Image: ANI)
The Meghalaya tableau

The tableau of Arunachal Pradesh depicted ‘Anglo-Abor (Adi) Wars’ — the resistance of the state’s indigenous tribal people, particularly the Adis of Siang region who had bravely fought against the imperial policy of colonial expansion of the British rule in India.

In the front portion of the tableau, a bust of an Abor (Adi) warrior and two warriors defending the intruders was depicted. The rear portion depicted an Anglo Abor (Adi) War sequence that was fought between 1858 and 1912.

Arunachal Pradesh: The tableau of Arunachal Pradesh depicted 'Anglo-Abor (Adi) Wars'-- resistance of the state's indigenous tribal people, particularly the Adis of Siang region who had bravely fought against the imperial policy of colonial expansion of the British rule in India. In the front portion of the tableau a bust of an Abor (Adi) warrior and two warriors defending the intruders was depicted. The rear portion depicted an Anglo Abor (Adi) War sequence that was fought between 1858 and 1912. In the front portion of the tableau a bust of an Abor (Adi) warrior and two warriors defending the intruders was depicted. The rear portion depicted an Anglo Abor (Adi) War sequence that was fought between 1858 and 1912. (Image: ANI)
The Arunachal Pradesh tableau

Gujarat showcased a century-old, long-forgotten uprising in Bhil dominated Sabarkantha, which was quelled by the British after the horrific massacre of 1,200 tribals, in the Republic Day parade. The tableau of Gujarat showed scenes of the congregation of tribals in Pal-Dadhvaav villages to protest against high lagaan (taxation) and forced labour imposed by the British and the subsequent indiscriminate firing by the British Army.

The horrific incident had taken place on 7 March 1922, just three years after the Jallianwalla Bagh massacre but was lost in public oblivion.

Gujarat: A century-old, long-forgotten uprising in Bhil dominated Sabarkantha that was quelled by the British after the horrific massacre of 1,200 tribals was showcased by Gujarat in the Republic Day parade on Wednesday. The tableau of the Gujarat government depicted scenes of the congregation of tribals in Pal-Dadhvaav villages to protest against high taxation (lagaan) and forced labour imposed by the British and the subsequent indiscriminate firing by the British Army. The tableau of the Gujarat government depicted scenes of the congregation of tribals in Pal-Dadhvaav villages to protest against high taxation (lagaan) and forced labour imposed by the British and the subsequent indiscriminate firing by the British Army. The horrific incident had taken place on March 7, 1922, just three years after the Jallianwalla Bagh massacre, but had gone into oblivion. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his tenure as the chief minister of Gujarat, had put the incident back into the spotlight, a Gujarat government statement said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his tenure as the chief minister of Gujarat, had put the incident back into the spotlight, a Gujarat government statement said. Modi, as the chief minister Gujarat, built a memorial to Motilal Tejawat, the leader of the tribal uprisinuprising, at the site of the massacre in Sabarkantha.
The Gujarat tableau

The tableau of Chhattisgarh at the Republic Day parade today depicted the state’s Godhan Nyay Yojana and the various ways in which this scheme addresses multiple global concerns by synergising traditional knowledge and scientific approach to make use of rural resources. The obverse of the tableau depicted rural women in traditional tribal costumes collecting cow dung and taking them to the collection centres in gauthans for sale. They wore handmade clothes and jewellery and the flower pots decorated around them symbolised the cultivation of vegetables and floriculture in gauthans.

The tableau displayed diyas made of cow dung too, symbolising the self-dependence and self-confidence of women in rural areas.

Chattisgarh: Chhattisgarh's tableau at the Republic Day parade on Wednesday depicted the state's 'Godhan Nyay Yojana' and the various ways in which this scheme addresses multiple global concerns by synergizing traditional knowledge and scientific approach to make use of rural resources. The obverse of the tableau depicted rural women in traditional tribal costumes collecting cow dung and taking them to the collection centers in 'Gauthans' for sale. The obverse of the tableau depicted rural women in traditional tribal costumes collecting cow dung and taking them to the collection centers in 'Gauthans' for sale. They were wearing hand made clothes and jewellery and the flower pots decorated around them symbolized the cultivation of vegetables and floriculture in gauthans. The tableau also displayed decoration of diyas made of cow dung and these diyas symbolized the self-dependence and self-confidence of women in rural areas.
The Chhattisgarh tableau

Uttarakhand showcased connectivity projects and religious sites in its tableau at the Republic Day parade. The front portion of the tableau showed Gurudwara Hemkund Sahib, one of the holiest Sikh shrines. Hemkund Sahib is located at an altitude of around 4,329 metres on the bank of Hemkund lake. Surrounded by snow-capped peaks, the gurudwara’s pictorial natural settings and trek routes include the one to the Valley of Flowers.

The tableau also displayed the Dobra-Chanti Bridge. The 440 m long suspension bridge is the connecting link between Tehri Garhwal district headquarters and Pratap Nagar.

Uttarakhand: Uttarakhand showcased connectivity projects and religious sites in its tableau at the Republic Day parade here on Wednesday. The front portion of the tableau showed Gurudwara Hemkund Sahib, one of the holiest Sikh shrines. The front portion of the tableau showed Gurudwara Hemkund Sahib, one of the holiest Sikh shrines. Hemkund Sahib is located at an altitude of around 4,329 metres on the bank of Hemkund lake. Surrounded by snow-capped peaks, the gurudwara's pictorial natural settings and trek routes include the one to the Valley of Flowers. The tableau also displayed the Dobra-Chanti Bridge. The 440-metre long suspension bridge is the connecting link between Tehri Garhwal district headquarters and Pratap Nagar. The tableau also displayed the Dobra-Chanti Bridge. The 440-metre long suspension bridge is the connecting link between Tehri Garhwal district headquarters and Pratap Nagar. (Image: ANI)
The Uttarakhand tableau

Dancers from the Kunbi community, the original inhabitants of Goa, and glimpses from the liberation struggle were the highlight of the tableau of the coastal state. The front portion of the tableau showed the majestic Fort Aguada overlooking the and is considered as the defining symbol of Goan heritage. The fort was built by the Portuguese in 1612 to defend against possible Dutch invasions. During the Goan liberation struggle, the fort served as a jail where freedom fighters were imprisoned before being deported to Lisbon for longer sentences.

The tableau, designed by Sushant Khedekar, also showcases the Martyrs’ Memorial at Azad Maidan, Panaji, which is a symbol of selfless sacrifice made by hundreds of freedom fighters for the liberation of Goa.

Dancers from the Kunbi community, the original inhabitants of Goa, and glimpses from the liberation struggle were the highlight of the tableau of the coastal state that rolled down Rajpath during the Republic Day parade on Wednesday. The front portion of the tableau showed the majestic Fort Aguada overlooking the Arabian Sea, and is considered as the defining symbol of Goan heritage. The front portion of the tableau showed the majestic Fort Aguada overlooking the Arabian Sea, and is considered as the defining symbol of Goan heritage. The fort was built by the Portuguese in 1612 to defend against possible Dutch invasions. During the Goan liberation struggle, the fort served as a jail where freedom fighters were imprisoned before being deported to Lisbon for longer sentences. The tableau, designed by Sushant Khedekar, also showcases the Martyrs' Memorial at Azad Maidan, Panaji, which is a symbol of selfless sacrifice made by hundreds of freedom fighters for the liberation of Goa. The tableau, designed by Sushant Khedekar, also showcases the Martyrs' Memorial at Azad Maidan, Panaji, which is a symbol of selfless sacrifice made by hundreds of freedom fighters for the liberation of Goa. (Image: ANI)
The Goa tableau

From skillfully made pots, carefully sculpted sandalwood miniatures to hand-woven sarees, Karnataka’s rich tradition of handicrafts was on grand display. A massive Asiatic elephant sculpted out of Mysuru rosewood with ivory inlay carvings, eye-catching Bidriware, bronze statues and lacquerware toys from Channapatna were the highlight of the tableau which was based on the theme — “Karnataka: The Cradle of Traditional Handicrafts”.

The tableau featured Kamaladevi Chhatopadhyay, the acclaimed freedom fighter from Karnataka, who is also hailed as the ‘mother of traditional handicrafts in India’. She is seen offering baagina that includes a sandal box, peacock shaped lamp pots, banana fibre bags from Sandur among others.

From skillfully made pots, carefully sculpted sandalwood miniatures to hand-woven sarees, Karnataka's rich tradition of handicraft was on grand display at the Republic Day parade here on Wednesday. A massive Asiatic elephant sculpted out of Mysuru rosewood with ivory inlay carvings, eye-catching Bidriware, bronze statues and lacquerware toys from Channapatna were the highlight of the tableau which was based on the theme -- 'Karnataka: The Cradle of Traditional Handicrafts'. A massive Asiatic elephant sculpted out of Mysuru rosewood with ivory inlay carvings, eye-catching Bidriware, bronze statues and lacquerware toys from Channapatna were the highlight of the tableau which was based on the theme -- 'Karnataka: The Cradle of Traditional Handicrafts'. The tableau also featured Kamaladevi Chhatopadhyay, the acclaimed freedom fighter from Karnataka, who is also hailed as the 'mother of traditional handicrafts in India'. She is seen offering 'baagina' that includes a sandal box, peacock shaped lamp pots, banana fibre bags from Sandur among others. (Image: ANI)
The Karnataka tableau

With the theme “number one in sports”, the tableau of Haryana participates in the Republic Day Parade. Out of the seven medals won by India in Olympics 2020, Haryana bagged four. In 2020, out of the 19 medals won by the country, the players of Haryana got six.

With the theme 'number one in sports', the tableau of Haryana participates in the #RepublicDayParade. Out of the 7 medals won by India in Tokyo Olympics 2020, Haryana bagged 4. Similarly, in Paralympics 2020, out of the 19 medals won by the country, the players of Haryana got 6. (Image: ANI)
The Haryana tableau

Martyrs and independence movement was the theme of the poll-bound Punjab tableau during the Republic Day parade on Wednesday, which prominently featured Bhagat Singh and Udham Singh, both martyrs of the freedom movement from the state. The very front of the tableau depicted the life-size replica of the martyr Bhagat Singh raising his hand in protest against the British rule accompanied by his companions Rajguru and Sukhdev. All three were hanged to death together during British rule.

The central part of the tableau depicted the scene of another Punjab based freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai protesting against the Simon Commission and getting injured. The tableau also featured the large size portrait of Udham Singh, who had avenged the Jallianwala Bagh massacre by shooting Michael O’Dwyer. While the tableau’s rear portion showcased the “Jang-e-Azadi Memorial” of Kartarpur in Punjab.

Martyrs and independence movement was the theme of the poll-bound Punjab tableau during the Republic Day parade on Wednesday, which prominently featured Bhagat Singh and Udham Singh, both martyrs of freedom movement from the state. The very front of the tableau depicted the life size replica of the martyr Bhagat Singh raising his hand in protest against the British rule accompanied by his companions Rajguru and Sukhdev. The very front of the tableau depicted the life size replica of the martyr Bhagat Singh raising his hand in protest against the British rule accompanied by his companions Rajguru and Sukhdev. All three were hanged to death together during the British rule. The center part of the tableau depicted the scene of another Punjab based freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai protesting against the Simon commission and getting injured. The center part of the tableau depicted the scene of another Punjab based freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai protesting against the Simon commission and getting injured. The tableau also featured the large size portrait of Udham Singh, who had avenged the Jallianwala Bagh massacre by shooting Michael O'Dwyer. While the tableau's rear portion showcased the "Jang-e-Azadi Memorial" of Kartarpur in Punjab. While the tableau's rear portion showcased the "Jang-e-Azadi Memorial" of Kartarpur in Punjab. (Image: ANI)
The Punjab tableau

The tableau of Uttar Pradesh showcased achievement through skill development &employment via “One District One Product”, based on new micro, small & medium enterprise policy & industrial development policy of the state govt. Development in the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor was exhibited too.

Tableau of UP showcases achievement through skill development &employment via 'One District One Product', based on new micro, small & medium enterprise policy & industrial development policy of the state govt. Development in Kashi Vishwanath corridor also exhibited. (Image: ANI)
The Uttar Pradesh tableau

The Indian giant squirrel found in the Sahyadri mountains, a new spider species named after Mumbai policeman Tukaram Ombale who captured terrorist Ajmal Kasab during the 26/11 attack, featured in the tableau of Maharashtra. The Maharashtra tableau depicted five bio-diversity symbols of the state that include the state animal shekru or the Indian giant squirrel, the state bird hariyal, state butterfly blue mormon, state flower jarul and the state tree mango.

The front part of the tableau depicted an eight-feet high model of the blue mormon butterfly with a wingspan of six feet, and a 15-feet model of shekru on a tree branch was the other highlight of the float that rolled down the Rajpath. 

The main model of the float was that of the Kaas Plateau, the world natural heritage site in Satara district that is home to 1,500 plant species and 450 wildflower species. The front side of the tableau also had a 3 ft model of sarada superba, a large, fan-throated lizard found in the Kaas Plateau.

The Indian giant squirrel found in the Sahyadri mountains, a new spider species named after Mumbai policeman Tukaram Ombale who captured terrorist Ajmal Kasab during the 26/11 attack, featured in the tableau of Maharashtra that was part of the Republic Day parade on Wednesday. mountains, a new spider species named after Mumbai policeman Tukaram Ombale who captured terrorist Ajmal Kasab during the 26/11 attack, featured in the tableau of Maharashtra that was part of the Republic Day parade on Wednesday. The Maharashtra tableau depicted five bio-diversity symbols of the state that include the state animal 'Shekru' or the Indian giant squirrel, the state bird 'Hariyal', state butterfly 'Blue Mormon', state flower 'Jarul' and the state tree 'Mango'. The front part of the tableau depicted an eight-feet high model of the Blue Mormon butterfly with a wing span of six feet, and a 15-feet model of 'Shekru' on a tree branch was the other highlight of the float that rolled down the Rajpath. The front part of the tableau depicted an eight-feet high model of the Blue Mormon butterfly with a wing span of six feet, and a 15-feet model of 'Shekru' on a tree branch was the other highlight of the float that rolled down the Rajpath. The main model of the float was that of the Kaas Plateau, the world natural heritage site in Satara district that is home to 1,500 plant species and 450 wildflower species. The front side of the tableau also had a three foot model of Sarada superba, a large, fan-throated lizard found in the Kaas Plateau. The front side of the tableau also had a three foot model of Sarada superba, a large, fan-throated lizard found in the Kaas Plateau. The tableau also featured tigers found in Vidarbha region of the state, the Great Indian Bustard, flamingo, and the recently discovered species of crabs and fish as also a spider species 'Icius Tukarami', named after 26/11 braveheart assistant sub-inspector of Mumbai Police late Tukaram Ombale. The tableau also featured water springs of Amboli, a scenic hill station in the Konkan region of the state, a state government official said. The tableau also featured water springs of Amboli, a scenic hill station in the Konkan region of the state, a state government official said.
The Maharashtra tableau

The Indian Navy’s tableau at the Republic Day parade depicted the 1946 naval uprising, which contributed to the country’s independence movement, and its marching contingent was led by a woman officer. The uprising was started by the Royal Indian Navy’s sailors of ‘Talwar’ ship on 18 February 1946 and it then spread to 78 ships. 

The tableau showed the navy’s theme of ‘Combat Ready, Credible and Cohesive’. The naval contingent comprised 96 men, three platoon commanders and one contingent commander. It was led by Lieutenant Commander Aanchal Sharma, who is an observer officer posted at the Indian Naval Air Squadron 314.

The Indian Navy's tableau at the Republic Day parade on Wednesday depicted the 1946 naval uprising, which contributed to the country's Independence movement, and its marching contingent was led by a woman officer. The uprising was started by the Royal Indian Navy's sailors of 'Talwar' ship on February 18, 1946, and it then spread to 78 ships. The uprising was started by the Royal Indian Navy's sailors of 'Talwar' ship on February 18, 1946, and it then spread to 78 ships. The tableau on Tuesday showed the navy's theme of 'Combat Ready, Credible and Cohesive'. The naval contingent comprised 96 men, three platoon commanders and one contingent commander. The naval contingent comprised 96 men, three platoon commanders and one contingent commander. It was led by Lieutenant Commander Aanchal Sharma, who is an observer officer posted at the Indian Naval Air Squadron (INAS) 314. (Image: ANI)
The Indian Navy tableau

The country’s first woman Rafale fighter jet pilot Shivangi Singh was part of the Indian Air Force tableau at the Republic Day parade on Wednesday. She is only the second woman fighter jet pilot to be part of the IAF tableau. Last year, Flight Lieutenant Bhawna Kanth became the first female fighter jet pilot to be part of the IAF tableau. Singh, who is from Varanasi, joined the IAF in 2017 and was commissioned in the IAF’s second batch of women fighter pilots. She had been flying MiG-21 Bison aircraft before flying the Rafale. She is part of the IAF’s Golden Arrows squadron based out of Ambala in Punjab. 

The IAF tableau was based on the theme “Indian Air Force transforming for the future”. Scaled-down models of Rafale fighter jet, indigenously developed light combat helicopter (LCH) and 3D surveillance radar Aslesha MK-1 were part of the float.

The IAF tableau also featured a scaled-down model of MiG-21 aircraft that played a major role in the 1971 war in which India defeated Pakistan, leading to the creation of Bangladesh, as well as a model of India’s first indigenously developed aircraft Gnat.

The country's first woman Rafale fighter jet pilot Shivangi Singh was part of the Indian Air Force tableau at the Republic Day parade on Wednesday. She is only the second woman fighter jet pilot to be part of the IAF tableau. Last year, Flight Lieutenant Bhawna Kanth became the first female fighter jet pilot to be part of the IAF tableau. Last year, Flight Lieutenant Bhawna Kanth became the first female fighter jet pilot to be part of the IAF tableau. Singh, who is from Varanasi, joined the IAF in 2017 and was commissioned in the IAF's second batch of women fighter pilots. She had been flying MiG-21 Bison aircraft before flying the Rafale. She is part of the IAF's Golden Arrows squadron based out of Ambala in Punjab. She is part of the IAF's Golden Arrows squadron based out of Ambala in Punjab. The IAF tableau was based on the theme -- 'Indian Air Force transforming for the future'. Scaled down models of Rafale fighter jet, indigenously developed light combat helicopter (LCH) and 3D surveillance radar Aslesha MK-1 were part of the float. It also featured a scaled down model of MiG-21 aircraft that played a major role in the 1971 war in which India defeated Pakistan, leading to the creation of Bangladesh, as well as a model of India's first indigenously developed aircraft Gnat. It also featured a scaled down model of MiG-21 aircraft that played a major role in the 1971 war in which India defeated Pakistan, leading to the creation of Bangladesh, as well as a model of India's first indigenously developed aircraft Gnat. (Image: ANI)
The IAF tableau

The tableau of the Ministry of Civil Aviation, a first-timer at the Republic Day parade, showcased the Regional Connectivity Scheme UDAN. Today, 403 UDAN routes connect 65 underserved and unserved airports, including helicopters and water aerodromes and over 80 lakh people have benefitted.

Ministry of Civil Aviation's tableau participates in #RepublicDayParade for the first time. It showcases Regional Connectivity Scheme UDAN. Today, 403 UDAN routes connect 65 underserved/unserved airports, incl helicopters & water aerodromes & over 80 lakh people have benefitted.
The Ministry of Civil Aviation tableau

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