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Ministry of Defence
22-January-2015 19:17 IST
Sixteen States, Nine Union Ministries / Departments Tableaux to Participate in the Republic Day Parade – 2015

            This year 25 Tableaux will participate in the forthcoming Republic Day Parade – 2015 where India will showcase its military might, varied cultural diversity, development in Science and Technology and economic strength. This year’s tableaux component comprises 16 States and nine Union Ministries / Departments. Each tableau depicts its own story to portray themes ranging from Heritage, Culture, Art & Crafts, Biotechnology, Sustainable Agriculture and Environment.

Sl No.

State / Organisation

Theme of Tableau




Colour Galore – Channapatna Toys

Channapatna, in the outskirts of Bengaluru, is synonymous with colourful wooden toys and dolls as well as lacquerware. The traditional craft of making toys, for which Channapatna has become world-famous, comes alive in Karnataka’s tableau displaying the rich and attractive array of toys.


Andhra Pradesh

Sankranti Sambaraalu

Makara Sankranti festival of Andhra begins with Bhogi which people celebrate with bonfires in front of their homes. Farmers offer new clothes, gifts and a share of harvest to their workers, traditional artists.

Streets are decorated with colourful ‘Rangolis’ using rice flour and in the middle ‘Gobbemmas’ (cow dung balls) with flowers are placed and the young girls sing and dance around it.



Industry of Fishing

Coastal Goa traditionally flourished on fish economy, the cultural character being fisherman (Ramponkar) who catches the variety of fishes and fisherwomen (Nustekann) takes the catch to the market for sale. Be it Crab (Kurli), Kingfish (Viswan), Red snapper (Tamso), Mackrel (Bangdo), Prawns (Sungta)… the list is long. The fish catching methods are varied, right from fish-net (Rampon), big and small fishing boats to angling. Fishing is also a popular recreational activity for young and enthusiast in Goa.


Madhya Pradesh

Bhagoria: The Festival of Love and Matchmaking


Held a week before Holi in the pleasant spring season in areas predominantly inhabited by Bhil tribe the Bhagoria Haat or Bhagoria Festival affords the young boys and girls an opportunity to choose their life mates. At the festival disputes are also resolved by Panchayat through conciliation, get-togethers are held and festival purchasing is also made. However, of late Bhagoria has become synonymous with match-making. The members of Bhil and Bhilala tribes participate in the festival with great enthusiasm. Held in tribal areas of Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh the Bhagoria festival has now become globally famous.



Visit to Kedarnath

The Kedarnath temple is one of the twelve Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva. Kedarnath has special significance because of mythological importance of Chardham in Devbhoomi Uttarakhand. It is said that Lord Shiva lived here in the era of Pandavas. As the pandavas reached here after Mahabharat War, they were supposed to have felt regret in front of Lord Shiva, but Lord Shiva disappeared from the sight and converted himself into a huge stone. Then pandavas constructed a temple on this stone, in the 8th century Adi Shankaracharya reconstructed this temple. The head of the Lord Shiva which is worshiped in the Kedarnath Temple is in the form of a triangular stone which is 6 feet in length and 3 feet in height, is placed on a high platform. Height of the temple is about 66 feet.



Incredible Majuli

Majuli is the world’s largest inhabited reverine island and the seat of vaishnavite culture, promulgated by Vaishnava saint Srimanta Sankardeva and his chief disciple Sri Sri Madhavdeva. It is embraced within the two arms of the mighty Brahmaputra and flaunts unparalleled scenic beauty.

Majuli is also enriched by the vibrant and the multicoloured culture of its ethnic inhabitant’s belonging to Mising, Deori, Sonowal kachari communities.



Maluti Temples

Maluti, located in the interiors of the jungles and hilly tracts of Santhal Pargana of Jharkhand 55 kms from Dumka District headquarters, is famous for architecturally splendid terracotta temples representing fusion of various cults and beliefs.

The village is noted for a large number of temples, originally 108 of which 72 are standing. Its uniqueness lies in the fact that it displays a synthesis of three great currents of Indian religious traditions - Shakti, Shaiva and Buddhist ways of realising the Absolute all three being syncretised in the presiding goddess Devi Mauliksha in the 17 century AD.



Large Cardamom Cultivation

Large Cardamom (Amonum subulatum Roxb) a member of the crop cultivated in the sub-Himalayan state of Sikkim is one of the main cash crops cultivated in Sikkim and Sikkim is the largest producer constituting a lion share of Indian and world market. It is purely an organic crop cultivated in Sikkim.

The large Cardamom plant is a perennial herb with subterranean rhizomes with leafy shoots. Generally, 30 to 40 flowers are observed in a spike. Large-Cardamom is cultivated in an area of about 23,082 hectares in Sikkim with yielding area of 17,406 hectares.




Here comes the ‘Bonaalu’ Tableau, the newly born state of Telangana with Mahankali, the divine mother goddess of the region. The 29th state of India formed on 2nd June, 2014. This region is instantly recognized with its world famous Capital city of Hyderabad, a cosmopolitan city with right mixture of modernity and age old customs and traditions. If you start strolling in the streets of Hyderabad at any given time, the next moment you would be drenched in the glory of 400 years of its momentous changes.

Bonaalu is the illustrious festival of the state, particularly at Hyderabad celebrate to worship Mahankali Goddess in the month of Ashada, which normally falls in July / August.


Uttar Pradesh

Wajid Ali Shah

Wajid Ali Shah was the tenth and last Nawab of Awadh province that is Uttar Pradesh of present time. In 1847, Wajid Ali Shah was crowned as Nawab of Awadh and he ruled over Awadh for nine years. He was also a poet, playwright and dancer of extraordinary caliber. He is also renowned for patronizing fine arts. Being a God-gifted musician, he allowed the music, dance, theatre and poetry flourish in his court. He was trained in vocal music by several renowned Ustads of the time. It is believed that it was Wajid Ali Shah who composed Raags like ‘Jogi’ and ‘Shah Pasand’.


Jammu & Kashmir

Folk Dances

Jammu and Kashmir State is famous not only for its scenic beauty but also for its traditional dances. These traditional dances reflect rich musical heritage and cultural legacy of the State reflecting the variegated regional culture besides these traditional folk dances of the state bears relic to the rich cultural ancestry. People not only continue to cherish these age old traditions, but celebrate their festivities with a number of folk dances. The folk dances and music of the State form an important part of the culture. The folk dances which are different in forms and nature in Ladakh, Kashmir and Jammu regions though, yet give a spectrum of oneness the proverbial ‘Unity in Diversity’.



Sultanpur Bird Santuary

Sultanpur National Park is a bird paradise for bird watchers. Park is famous for its migratory as well as resident birds. Migratory species reach here after covering incredible distance, since their home land in Europe, Siberia and Central Asia becomes inhabitable due to cold temperature, snow covered ground and frozen lakes. Migratory birds start arriving in the park in September. Birds use park as a resting place till the following March-April. During summer and monsoon months park is inhabited by many local bird species. A total of around 250 bird species have been reported in the ark.



Unique Dusshera Festival of Bastar

The tableau of Chhattisgarh depicts the unique Dusehra festival of Bastar. This festival is quite distinct owing to its unconventional rituals. It is associated with the ‘rath yatra’ of Goddess, Danteshwari Devi of Bastar instead of the triumphant return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya or Ravana.


Arunachal Pradesh

Igu Dance (Priest Dance)

Igu dance, meaning ‘dance of the Priest’, of the Idu Mishmi Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh is a unique ritual dance.

Igu dance is performed on various occasions such as Reh festival different ritual acts etc with an aim of appeasing various spirits for family and social well-being and prosperity.



The Wari to Pandharpur

The “Wari to Pandharpur” (the pilgrimage to Pandharpur) wherein lakhs of devotees walk for around 200 kms from Aalandi to Pandharpur is a social and cultural event in Maharashtra with hundreds years of illustrious tradition.

While Aalandi was the core sphere for the spiritual activities of Saint Dyaneshvar, Pandharpur is the holy site where stands the shrine of God Vithoba revered by millions of devotees from the state of Maharashtra, Karnatak and Andhra Pradesh devotees not only from Aalandi but from different areas of the State walk joyously with devotion along with talanquins of different saints chant religious songs (Abhang).



Statue of Unity: Sardar Sarovar Yojana

The Iron Man Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel had built United India by combining 562 native states together. To pay tribute to such an entity, world’s largest statue having height of 182 meters ‘Statue of Unity’ is being erected in the front of Sardar Sarovar in the river Narmada. The replica of the same is shown in the front side of tableau in which the Exhibition Hall, Aquarium and Conference Hall is being displayed.

In the center of the tableaux, there is shown farm thrashing floor waving through water irrigation and four couples in cheerful gesture representing four states Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh which are benefitted by Sardar Sarovar Water Irrigation.


Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion

Make in India

The Make in India tableau depicts a mechanized Lion, set against the backdrop of a smart city. The message is clear: India has the strength of purpose, resources, partnerships and the momentum required to transform into a global manufacturing hub. The front part of the tableau is showcasing the lion logo depicting the various sectors identified for investment.



Maa Ganga

The year CPWD Floral Tableaux is depicting “Gaumukh” a beautiful landscape of North India. “Gaumukh” is where the waters of Ganga Trickle down from the glaciers. The sages called it “Gaumukh”.

“Gaumukh” for the panoramic view and lovely clean air. The holy glacier has much to offer than just its religious significance “Gaumukh”. The source of Gangas is one of the most spectacular sights in the Himalayan region. The Gangotri Glacier is the source of the Bhagirathi River.


Ministry of Ayush

Ayush for Holistic Health

AYUSH is an acronym for the Indian Systems of medicine and homeopathy and includes Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy.

The tableau depicts Yoga system in front with the Yogaacharyas performing various Yogasanas. Global recognition has been accorded to Yoga with United Nations declaring 21st June as the International Day of Yoga. Next to Yoga, you can see a Siddha doctor performing Verma and Thokkanm procedures. After that, ‘hakim’ could be seen examining a patient that depicts the Unani system of medicine. At the end of the tableau on the top, you can see the Ayurveda system displayed in the form of Panchakarma therapy.


Department of Atomic Energy

Atoms in the Service of the Nation

Celebrating its diamond jubilee year, the Department of Atomic Energy seeks to portray in its tableau, its expertise in harnessing the tremendous potential of the atom for societal benefits in the service of the nation.


Ministry of Panchayati Raj

Model of Gram Panchayat

Panchayat Raj system is a three-tier system in the state which elected bodies at the Village (Gram), Block (Taluk) and District (Zila) levels. It ensures greater participation of people in decision marking, to provide all the civic amenities and more effective implementation of rural development programmes. There will be a Gram Panchayat for a village or group of villages, a Taluk level and the Zila Panchayat at the district level.


Ministry of Law and Justice

Walk for Justice

Lok Adalat is an informal forum where the disputes or cases pending in the court of law or at pre-litigation stage are finally settled or compromised amicably without further appeals. Thus, it is quick and cost free method of dispute resolution.

The Legal Services Authorities provide legal services as far as is possible within the community, through Legal Services Clinics and Village Legal Care and Support Centres. The aim is to provide easy access to justice to the rural population.


Ministry of Women and Child Development

Beti Bachao Beti Padhao

The theme of the Tableaux dedicated to Beti Bachao Beti Padhao is “Bhavishya Hamara Hai”. It depicts that the future belongs to our daughters who can achieve anything. It shows women are multi taskers and that we, as a nation, encourage the talent of our daughters and nurture their dreams and aspirations.


Department of Financial Services

Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana

The present tableau highlights the uniqueness of “Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana (PMJDY)” and its radical impact on weaker sections and low income groups in a creative and comprehensible manner. Various financial services like basic savings bank account, remittances facility, insurance etc. are making their way in a speedy and transparent way through the use of technology; which is well depicted in the tableau. The entire tableau gives a clear picture of PMJDY with the help of larger than life structures, 3D pictures, bold texts, music and Mime show.


Ministry of Indian Railways

On the Fast Track to Future

Indian Railways is on a fast track to the future with the trains and infrastructure undergoing transformative changes. High speed trains and passenger terminals have found an important focus in the move of Indian Railways towards its modernisation.

In the tableau, it has been attempted to show case a high speed train, the design of which is based on existing high speed trains over the world. The station infrastructure is also proposed to be modernized. Being the most economical means of transport, Indian Railways cater to the need of common man. High speed travel will also benefit the common man as it will improve mobility manifold.

            More than 1400 artists, fabricators, designers and visualisers living in the special artist village are involved in the making of these tableaux.