Highlights of 12 State/UT tableaux

A total of 21 tableaux from twelve states and union territories participated in the republic day parade.

Meghalaya

The state showcased fifty years of its statehood. This included the women led self-help groups and women cooperative societies. The tableau also showcased cane handicrafts and bamboo handicrafts.

Gujarat

The state showcased tribal revolutionaries. This included the Pal Dadhvav Martyrs, where more than 1,200 innocent people were killed by the British.

Goa

The state showcased its tableau based on the theme, “Symbols of Gone Heritage”. It also showcased different natural and historical attractions.

Haryana

The theme of the state’s tableau was “Haryana Number One on Sports”. Haryana had brought maximum number of medals in national and international sports, especially Olympics.

Uttarakhand

The theme of the Uttarakhand’s tableau is “Pragati Ki or Badhta Uttarakhand”. It showcased the recent developments in connectivity and religious sites.

Arunachal Pradesh

The theme of the Tableau was “Anglo Abor Adiverse”. It depicted the struggle of the ethnic groups against the Britishers. 16 dancers performed the Tapu dance. The Abor are the Galo people. They are the descendants of Abotani. They speak Tani Galo language. They are listed under the Scheduled Tribe list since 1950.

Karnataka

Theme: Credo of Traditional Handicrafts. The theme is based on the Godhan Nayay Yojana.

Uttar Pradesh

Theme: Achievements through skill development and employment through One District One Product Programme

Punjab

Theme: Contribution of the state to the country’s independence

Maharashtra

Bio symbols and biodiversity of the state

Limited time and space

Only 21 tableaux took part in the parade due to less time and space. The states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal did not participate in the state and had raised concerns over this.

Overall theme

The central theme was “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”. It aims to celebrate 75 years of Indian independence.

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