1. Others

Know What’s Special about this Year’s Republic Day Parade

Abha Toppo
Abha Toppo

Around 58 tribal guests from different parts of the country along with 22 tableaux of the states and Central Government departments and performances by school kids will mark the 90-minute parade of Republic Day 2019.

The Republic Day event, which will be held on Saturday in New Delhi, will have South African President Cyril Ramaphosa as the chief guest. The programme will commence with the laying of the wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate by Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

The 22 tableaux from different states of India as well as Central Government departments on cultural, historical and developmental themes will be a part of this year's Republic Day parade on 26th January. A few tableaux on cultural themes will also include folk and traditional dances, as per the Home Ministry office memorandum.

In addition, around 26 national award-winning children in open jeeps or vehicles will also take part in the cultural show. 3 groups of children from Delhi schools and 1 group of children from the Eastern zone Cultural Centre will participate in this year’s parade.

Each of the group will perform for about two minutes in front of the Presidential dais at the Rajpath.

The home ministry told, "The complete duration of the Republic Day parade 2019 will be about 90 minutes".

On behalf of the Central Government, there will be 58 tribal guests from different parts of the country to be part of the celebrations in Delhi. The tribal guests and tableaux performers will call on the President, Prime Minister, Vice President and Tribal Affairs Minister. The guest will also be taken for sightseeing visits in and around the national capital.

Additionally, four helicopters will lead the parade commander. The lead helicopter will hold the national flag and the other three helicopters will carry flags of the services, while the echelon jet will shower flower petals.

Like this article?

Hey! I am Abha Toppo. Did you liked this article and have suggestions to improve this article? Mail me your suggestions and feedback.

Share your comments

Subscribe to our Newsletter. You choose the topics of your interest and we'll send you handpicked news and latest updates based on your choice.

Subscribe Newsletters