On the eve of Republic Day, the vibrant and colourful parade gives Rajpath a new life every year. Apart from the contingents of the Indian Armed Forces marching one after the other in their attractive uniforms, the dare devil motor cycle riders who come in towards the end to the young National Bravery Award winners on decorated elephants, the entire event is indeed a colorful and charming sight. For many parade fans, the best part is when the tableaux start coming in.
Every year almost 22-30 floats depicting the cultures of various states and union territories are a part of the parade. The massive, beautiful, and very detailed tableaux from each state makes an appearance in all their grandeur, with the audience cheering the most for one from their state. The tableaux is also a symbol of hard work put in by the thousands of people involved in the process of making them over a period of about one and a half months.
Ministry of Women and Child development:
The tableaux showing women empowerment during the Republic Day Parade in 2015.
The tableau of Maharashtra passes through the Rajpath during Republic Day Parade 2017, in New Delhi on Jan 26, 2017.
Tableau of Haryana:
Haryana's tableau pushes the initiative of Beti Bachao – Beti Padhao, a relevant issue in our country.
The tableau of the VETERANS â "Always in Service of the Nation" passes through the Rajpath, on the occasion of the 68th Republic Day Parade 2017, in New Delhi.
The tableau of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship passes through the Rajpath, on the occasion of the 68th Republic Day Parade 2017, in New Delhi
The tableau of the CPWD passes through the Rajpath, on the occasion of the 68th Republic Day Parade 2017, in New Delhi
Digital India Tableau
Tableauof Ministry of IT and Communications during the Republic Day Parade at Rajpath, New Delhi.
Swachh Bharat Tableau
Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation - Swachh Bharat Mission during the Republic Day parade in 2016.
State of Tamil Nadu Tableau:
Tamil Nadu shows ‘Karakattam’, a popular folk dance of Tamil Nadu which form an important event , during the Republic Day parade.
The tableau of Goa passes through the Rajpath during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day Parade-2017,
Jammu and Kashmir Tableau
The tableau of Jammu and Kashmir passes through the Rajpath during Republic Day Parade 2017. During the chilling winter season, the snow-clad hill station of Gulmarg situated at the high altitude of 2650 m becomes an attractive winter sports destination that draws tourists from all over the world.
The tableau of Punjab during the Republic Day Parade
The tableau of Odisha depicts ‘Dola Jatra’ – a popular festival celebrated in the state.
Hojagiri – A Magnificent Reang Tribal Dance of Tripura is presented as the theme of the Tripura State Tableau. The Dance is performed by women and young girls, about 4 to 6 members in a team, singing, balancing on an earthen pitcher and managing other props such as a bottle on the head and earthen lamp on the hand, while only the lower half of the body is moved.
The main subject of Tableau is the ‘The Art and Lifestyle of Kutch’. Women doing the embroidery work is shown on the front part of the tableau in symbolic form. On the back side of the tableau are shown people using Motchi (Cobbler) embroidery art and Dabda and Kutchi camel covered with embroidery work fabric.
Make in India tableau:
The `Make in India` tableau during Republic Day celebrations at Rajpath in New Delhi, on Jan 26, 2015.