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Parade glimpses

Tomorrow India will celebrate its 61st Republic Day. Here are some glimpses from the “Full Dress Rehearsal”, which will give you an idea of what you will get to see.

delhi Updated: Jan 24, 2010 17:39 IST

Tomorrow India will celebrate its 61st Republic Day. Here are some glimpses from the “Full Dress Rehearsal”, which will give you an idea of what you will get to see. There will be preview of the Defence forces contingements, fighter air plane shows. The colourful tableaux (

Jhankis

) of various states showcasing their cultural diversity will be one of the main highlight. The most popular and the much-awaited are Mumbai

Dabbawalas

representing the state of Maharashtra. There are also

jhankis

of states such as Manipur, which will show their traditional boat race; J&K will show the local handicrafts, the 2500 million year-old stalagmite Kutumsar caves will be the subject of the Chhattisgarh tableaux. There will be performances by school children and local folk dancers as well.