Just like every year, Republic Day 2024 is also likely to garner the attention of the whole country, with the most-awaited parade taking place at the Kartavya Path in Delhi. Such a big celebration marks the adoption of the constitution by the Constituent Assembly in 1950, which sees the same grandeur every year. Similarly, this year is going to be a celebration of the achievements of India that the whole world witnessed in 2023, and a total of 25 tableaus will form the Republic Day parade, with 16 from various states and union territories, and 9 from central government departments.
Some of the major attributes of the parade that you must know:
The Republic Day parade is set to be women-centric, with the primary themes being 'Viksit Bharat' and 'Bharat - Loktantra ki Matruka.' In a historic first, the parade will be led by 100 women artists playing musical instruments, symbolizing the diversity of the country.
ISRO's achievements to be highlighted
The ISRO tableau is expected to spotlight the Chandrayaan-3 mission, with a focus on showcasing both its launch and the historic landing on the moon's South Pole. The landing site, known as Shiv Shakti Point, was witness to the successful touchdown of the Chandrayaan-3 lander module on August 23, 2023. This landmark event marked India as the first country to successfully land a rover on the South Pole of the moon.
Uttar Pradesh's events on the show
The consecration ceremony of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, a city in Uttar Pradesh, which captivated the nation, will be showcased in this year's Republic Day parade. The Uttar Pradesh tableau will feature the momentous ceremony that occurred on January 22, attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, dignitaries, and celebrities. Additionally, the tableau will highlight development initiatives, such as the newly developed Meerut Rapid Rail, and underscore UP's role in the manufacturing of next-generation missiles, including the BrahMos missile.
Glimpse of India in space
Alongside Chandrayaan-3, a tableau will also showcase another milestone that India achieved in space last year—sending the Aditya L1 mission to study the behavior of the sun. This significant accomplishment will be featured in the Republic Day parade on January 26.
All about the future of space
The Republic Day parade will offer a glimpse into India's future space projects, featuring the Gaganyaan Mission planned for 2024-2025, and the establishment of the 'Bharatiya Antariksha Station' by 2035. Additionally, India aims to send its first astronaut to the moon by 2040, and these ambitious endeavors will be the highlights of the parade.
Beyond the parade, another significant aspect of the event is the 'Anant Sutra - The Endless Thread' textile installation at Kartavya Path. This initiative by the Ministry of Culture involves the installation of 1,900 sarees and drapes from every corner of the country, suspended at a height with wooden frames behind the seated spectators. The installation will also feature QR codes that can be scanned to learn more about the weaving and embroidery arts used in each piece.
With inputs from PIB.Gov and ET.