The Republic Day parade showcased India’s indigenous navy may, resistance icons and cultural ethos, with tableaux highlighting Birsa Munda and Lachit Borphukan, Deepotsav and the Bhagvad Gita.
The Republic Day Parade 2023 concluded after a grand show of cultural tableaux, navy prowess and daring feats (Picture: Twitter)
By Ritika: The 74th Republic Day parade on the newly inaugurated Kartavya Path on Thursday was a singular show of India’s navy prowess and cultural range. What was evident was the emergence of a ‘new India’, which is happy with its indigenous navy muscle, its icons of resistance and cultural ethos.
A complete of 23 tableaux – 17 from states and Union territories and 6 from varied ministries and departments – depicted India’s vibrant cultural heritage, legendary heroes and financial and social progress in the course of the parade.
Here is a 10-point cheatsheet on the Republic Day parade:
-For the primary time, India-made 105 mm mild subject weapons had been used for the customary 21-gun salute, holding with the spirit of ‘Aatmanirbhar’ Bharat. They changed the British classic 25-pounder weapons.
-Assam’s tableau showcased Ahom Normal Lachit Borphukan and the revered Kamakhya Temple. Borphukan was a commander within the erstwhile Ahom kingdom and is thought for his management within the 1671 battle of Saraighat, wherein Mughal forces had been defeated.
– Jharkhand’s tableau showcased legendary tribal hero Birsa Munda and the well-known Baidyanath Temple with Sohrai work on its aspect panels. Birsa Munda fought in opposition to the British and is revered because the “God of the Earth” by tribal communities.
-Uttar Pradesh’s tableau depicted Lord Ram and Goddess Sita being welcomed by the individuals of Ayodhya on their return from exile. It additionally showcased the three-day Deepotsava celebrated in Ayodhya.
-Haryana’s tableau was themed on the Bhagvad Gita. It showcased Lord Krishna as Arjun’s charioteer and a number of other scenes from the Mahabharat.
-A whiff of festivity wafted on the Kartavya Path as West Bengal showcased its famed Durga Puja in its Republic Day tableau. Glimpses of dhak, dhunuchi and ladies carrying white sarees with crimson border bowing to Maa highlighted the state’s tradition.
-The making of a ‘Naya Jammu and Kashmir’ and the traditional Amarnath cave shrine had been the principle themes of the J-Ok Republic Day tableau amid patriotic fervour on the ceremonial boulevard.
-‘Nari shakti’ dominated the tableaux of Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Tripura. Kerala introduced the tableau of ‘Nari Shakti’ and folks traditions of girls empowerment. It highlighted Karthyayani Amma, the winner of Nari Shakti Puraskar in 2020 who topped the literacy examination on the age of 96.
Karnataka’s tableau confirmed Sulagitti Narasamma, a midwife, and Tulsi Gowda Halakki, generally known as Vruksha Maate (mom of timber).
– The tableau of Maharashtra introduced ‘Sade Tin Shaktipithe and Nari Shakti’. Tripura’s tableau highlighted sustainable livelihood by way of tourism and natural farming which sees energetic participation of girls.
(With PTI inputs)