- REPUBLIC DAY
- WOMEN EMPOWERMENT
- CULTURAL TROOPS
- MAHILA PRAHARIS
- MILITARY TROOPS
On 26th January 2023, India celebrates its 74th Republic Day. After freedom from British Rule, India gained its independence on 15th August 1947. After 3 years of independence, India marks becoming a sovereign country by adopting and implementing its new law.
Today on 26th January 2023, India celebrates its Republic Day (74th) under the leadership of President Droupadi Murmu. The guest of Honor was Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. He is the first guest of honor after the covid pandemic.
The republic parade was held in New Delhi, the capital of India, around the Kartavya path or path of duty. More than ten thousand people gathered to watch the parade in New Delhi and millions watched on Television.
The parade of Republic Day, consists of various military troops, resembling the military power of the country. Along with these twenty-three tableaux, 17 from states, 6 from union territories, and 6 from various ministries participated in the parade. All these tableaux depicted rich cultural heritage, economic progress, and strong internal and external security. Various cultural dance troops also participate in the parade.
The Indian Republic Day, showcase a lot of women’s empowerment in the country.
The country is presently led by a female president, Droupadi Murmu, which is itself a symbol of women empowerment in the country.
Most of the tableaux resemble women’s empowerment. Kerala tableaux were based on “Nari Shakti”, representing women’s empowerment through folk and culture. The tractor portrays Karthyayani Amma, she is the winner of Nari Shakti Puruskar in the year 2020. She won the award for top scoring in the literacy examination at age of 96 years.
Tableaux of Tamil Nadu also symbolize a glimpse of women’s empowerment and the culture of the state.
Another symbolization of women’s empowerment was seen in the cultural dance group. The troop consists of 326 women dancers supported along with 153 male dancers of age group seventeen to thirty years. These dancers were selected by a nationwide cultural competition, whose theme was “Nari Shakti”. The troop depicts women’s empowerment, through five elements Earth, water, air, fire, and space with a fusion form of classical, folk, and contemporary dance.
First-time India witnessed a women rider squad that marched from Vijay Chowk to Red Fort. First time India witnessed women riders in the camel, Rajasthan Frontier of the Border Security Front. The troop consists of a total of 24 women, trained to ride the camel. Out of these twelve were hailing from Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh.
BORDER SECURITY FRONT (BSF)
The BSF also has nearly eight thousand (8000) women personnel. Hundred troops from different regions. They also have a personal Dare Devil Team of female bikers who also showed their acrobatics skills at the parade. The first debut of women Dare Devil was in the year 2020.
India witnessed the first ever military troop of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) led by women Assistant Commander, Komalpreet Kaur. The troop consists of six paramilitary forces that are Border Security Force (BSF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Service Selection Board (SSB), and Assam Rifles.
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