HAPPY REPUBLIC DAY TO ALL INDIANS ANYWHERE AND EVERYWHERE…Proud to be an Indian
It’s 10.30 am and am enthusiastically viewing an Awe Inspiring and Always Uplifting Republic day Parade going on since morning in New Delhi….really Lovely….Regiments and Brigades of Gorkhas,Sikhs,J & K,Indo Tibetian Forces,Bands on Camels…..Men & Women…all marching brilliantly…..and our Defence Might…. see it Live on DD National …will upload a few mobile snaps soon…Cheers
Added Past Noon
Just added 34 Republic Day photo selections from over 80 clicked from my mobile…..
…..this was the 62nd Republic Day Parade held on Rajpath in our Capital New Delhi…the Chief Guest was the Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and the Salute taken by our President Smt Pratibha Patil
….the Parade was awesome and always invokes great pride and patriotic fervour as India displays its military might and the vast colourful and cultural diversity….the FlyPast at the End is always eagerly awaited and the three Sukhoi 30 that approached the Saluting base in a Trishul Formation that then disappered in a blink and wink in vertical flight was stunning
Some Parade Highlights….
State and Ministry Tableaux….
Karnataka….Bidi kari work
Kerala….Kathakali and Mohini Attam
Jammu & Kashmir…Dance & Music to depict Good triumphing over Evil
Ministry of Science & Technology ….displayed the Theme of “From Generic to Genomic”
Ministry of Environment….Showed the Symbiotic relationship between Bio Diversity,Environment and Human Sustenance….we must respect this bio diversity when using Natural Resources
Ministry of Human Resource Development….Right to Education for Every Child…”Padhte Chalo,Badhte Chalo”
Ministry of Railways….celebrating Rabindranath Tagore’s 150 years
Save the Tiger….
Dances from the North East,Prabha Sambalpuri from Orissa,Rangeelo Rajasthan,colourful Bhangra from Punjab performed by the North Zone cultural Centre of Patiala… danced to celberate ploughing,sowing and reaping of crops ,Medley of India’s Classical Dance Forms ‘Sanskriti’ perfomed by the NDMC School Children of New Delhi showcasing Odissi,Bharat Natyam,Manipuri,Kuchipudi,Kathak and Mohini Attam
Motorcycle Human Pyramid..35 on 9 Bikes…a Guiness Book of Records
The Highlight that ends the Parade…The Fly Past…began with ME 25 Attack Helicopters,followed by the Transport Planes an IL 78 flanked by AN 32s and Dorniers…then the attack planes…Five deep penetration fighter Jaguars in an Aerohead Formation…then the Mig 29s…and then the stunning three Sukhoi 30s that approached the saluting base in a Trishul Formation and then climbed vertically and disappeared in a blink and a wink among thunderous applause from the thousands who were witnessing the Parade Live on Rajpath
The accompanying commentators,alternating between English and Hindi did a great job…providing details….and more importantly staying silent when necessary …allowing viewers to truly absorb and regale the Parade
Those who missed this Inspiring Parade can see the repeat telecast at 4 pm this evening on DD National….keep aside a few hours for this to see it in its entirety