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Republic Day 2022: Only 12 Tableaux Will Be Showcased Due To Limited Time

This year, India will be celebrating the 73rd Republic Day, and all the arrangements for the same have been made. The central government announced that this year, the Republic Day celebration across India would begin from 23rd January to mark the birth anniversary of Indian freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. Though India is currently in the middle of a potential third wave of the covid-19 pandemic, events planned on Rajpath are going to be as grand as every year with a bit of change in plans. 

At the Delhi Cantonment area, final touches are being added to the 21 tableaux that will be showcased at the grand Republic Day parade from Raisina Hills to the National Stadium via Rajpath and India Gate. Due to covid-19 protocols in place, the parade route for the marching contingents has been shortened till the National Stadium, which originally concluded at the Red Fort. Only tableaux will proceed till the Red Fort. 

Generally, the Republic Day parade starts at 10 am. However, this year, the parade will begin 30 minutes from its original time, i.e. 10:30 am. The Defence Ministry also said that the number of people allowed at the parade are approximately 5000-8000 due to the current wave of the covid-19 pandemic. The limit has been curtailed by 70-80% than last year, wherein about 25,000 people were allowed to attend the Republic Day parade. 

Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Republic Day Parade 2022

Only 12 States’ Tableau To Be Showcased

Due to limited time and space, tableaux of only 12 states are selected to participate in Republic Day this year. The overarching theme for all states is ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ to commemorate 75 years of Independence. 

While the Karnataka tableau will display the state’s handicrafts, Meghalaya’s tableau will pay tribute to cooperative societies and self-help groups led by women. Haryana’s tableau will focus on the state’s contribution to sports with depicting Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra in a javelin throwing posture. Gujarat’s tableau will focus on the tribal revolutionaries of the state. Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh tableau will showcase the Kashi Vishwanath Dham, and Goa will portray the area’s historical attractions. Punjab will depict its contribution to the Independence struggle, Maharashtra will show its biodiversity. Along with these states, Jammu & Kashmir and Chhattisgarh will also be a part of the parade this year. 

However, states like West Bengal, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu will not feature in this year’s Republic Day parade. 

What all ministries will be a part of the parade?

The ministries with their tableau include:

  • Ministry of Culture.
  • Central Public Works Department.
  • Ministry of Education.
  • Ministry of Law and Justice.
  • Ministry of Civil Aviation.
  • Ministry of Textiles.
  • Ministry of Jal Shakti.
  • CRPF Department.
  • Department of Post, among others.

8 Contingents of Indian Armed Forces

The contingents of the Indian Armed Forces will include 6 contingents of the Indian Army, one from the Indian Air Force and one from the Indian Navy. Out of the 16 marching contingents, 8 will be of the Indian Armed Forces, 4 will be of the Central Armed Police Force, two of the NCC and one each of the Delhi Police and NSS. 

Two motor-cycle formations will be depicted. While the women’s team will be led by the BSF, the men’s team will be led by the ITBP. 75 aircraft of the Indian Air Force will do a flypast with 15 formations. The biggest attraction of this year’s Republic Day is the largest flypast ever, with 75 aircraft to mark 75 years of Independence. To commemorate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the flypast will conclude with 7 jaguar fighter aircraft flying in the ‘amrit’ formation. 

No Foreign Head As Chief Guest 

Due to rising cases of covid-19 globally, the central government has decided not to call any foreign head of the state or government as chief guest for Republic Day 2022. This would be the second year in a row that no foreign leader has been called as the chief guest at Republic Day. 

The Delhi Police has released the traffic advisory and guidelines for people set to attend the Republic Day 2022 parade.

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