Mahatma Gandhi dominant in tableaus at Republic Day parade
Updated On : 28 Jan 2019,01:28 PM
Tableaus are one of the main attractions at the Republic Day parades every year. These floats, representing different states, also offer glimpses of the dynamic and vibrant India, which encompasses several cultures and diversities within. As many as twenty two tableaus representing 16 states and Union Territories, themed on Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary, rolled down the Rajpath on Saturday. Six others were from various central ministries and departments, including power, agriculture, drinking water and sanitation, Indian Railways and Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and Central Public Works Division (CPWD). While Sikkim, the cleanest state of India, showcased sanitation and emancipation of rural women, the tableau of Maharashtra depicted Quit India movement, which was launched by Gandhi in 1942.
From Arunachal Pradesh to Gujarat and Jammu and Kashmir to Tamil Nadu, here's a look at the colourful and decorated floats that painted the Rajpath on Republic Day.
The tableau of Sikkim portrays the state’s transformation into a 100 per cent organic farming and the cleanest state of the country in consonance with Mahatma Gandhi’s vision and ideals.
The tableau of Maharashtra portrays Quit India Movement, which was a peoples’ movement in which millions of common Indians had participated.
The tableau of Andaman & Nicobar showcases the impact of Mahatma Gandhi among the inmates of Cellular Jail in Andaman.
The theme for Goa's tableau was "Unity in Diversity".
The tableau of West Bengal depicted two phases in Mahatma Gandhi's life -- his stay in Kolkata during India's Independence and association with Rabindranath Tagore.
Jallianwala Bagh massacre was the theme of Punjab tableau, which evokes memories of the watershed moment in the independence struggle.
Gujarat with the "historical Dandi March" theme depicted the great movement which shook the foundation of the British Empire by lifting a handful of salt.
The tableau of Tamil Nadu shows the "transformation of dress code of Mahatma Gandhi".