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Applause for Lavani dancers at parade

PTI  New Delhi, January 26, 2011
First Published: 12:04 IST(26/1/2011) | Last Updated: 12:05 IST(26/1/2011)

Lavani dancers from Maharashtra put up a colourful and vibrant show at the Republic Day parade here Wednesday, drawing applause from spectators.

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The state tableau displayed Marathi folk art. Women dressed in traditional silk saris danced to the tune of folk songs.

Rural Development Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, a former Maharashtra chief minister, cheered loudly as the tableau depicted 'Lavani’ artists travelling by a bullock cart. 

Kristiani Yudhoyono, wife of Indonesian President President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the chief guest, watched the spectacle with enthusiasm.

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