Republic Parade

Religions & Cultures

Out of the total 22 tableaux, 16 will be of various States and UTs and six of Ministries, Departments and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).

The year 2019 was the 550th anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev. The architectural and cultural heritage were portrayed with messages Kirat Karo, Naam Japo and Vand Chhako which are cornerstone of Sikhism.

Gujarat’s architectural wonder Rani Ki Vav, the centrepiece of the state’s tableau, complemented with folk culture and dances performed by artists

Built by Rani Udayamati as a memorial to her husband

The majestic architecture of the stepwell will be showcased in the tableau that will be fronted by a statue of a village woman wearing Patola saree of Patan.

Assam

Meghalaya

will represent Northeastern states.

Jammu & Kashmir participated in the parade for the first time as a Union Territory in 2019.

J&K float showcased the rich cultural heritage of the region with a shawl weaver being depicted in the front

The flora and fauna was shown in the middle complemented with the Dogra and Kashmiri folk

Other states which will take part in the grand parade are Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka

The Defence Ministry had received 32 tableau proposals from states and union territories and 24 from central ministries and departments

The three wings of the armed forces —

Army

Air Force

Navy

— will have their own tableaux

India is home to over 100 languages, every major religion in the world and is one of the most diverse countries in the world.