Jammu & Kashmir tableau was the cynosure at the 74th Republic Day parade. The theme of the tableau was ‘Naya Jammu & Kashmir’, showcasing the pilgrim and recreational tourism potential of the union territory on Kartavya Path.
The tableau’s tractor portion showcased sculptures of a Leopard, Kashmiri Stags and Kalij pheasant in the wild setting. The trolley portion was a sight to watch with beautiful tulip gardens, lavender cultivation and women working on a lavender farm. The mud houses that offer eco-friendly living for tourists were displayed in the centre and at the rear end of the trolley famous holy Amarnath shrine and Skiing in the world-famous tourist destination, Gulmarg, was depicted.
People witnessed an amazing panorama of horses’ clip-clopping, energetic marching by young uniformed men and women, thunderous stamping on the asphalt, the rhythmic beating of the drums, martial tunes by the military bands, the mighty tanks, aircrafts thundering the sky above, decorative tableau reflecting India’s vibrancy and aspiration.
President Droupadi Murmu commenced the celebrations of the 74th Republic Day, for the first time since assuming office last year, by unfurling the national flag at Kartavya Path on Thursday.