Themes of Republic Day Tableaux

Republic Day Tableau of Uttar Pradesh, this year (2021) was adjudged the best and awarded by the Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on the 72nd Republic Day of the nation. 

Though there was no chief guest, the crowd was minimal and the celebrations for the Republic Day Parade were curtailed due to the coronavirus pandemic; the spirits of the states and others from showcasing their 72nd Republic Day tableaux did not faze.

The Constitution of India came into effect on 26 January 1950 replacing the Government of India Act (1935). We observe the day as our Republic day. Every year, the Ministry of Defence shortlists a few tableaux to showcase at the annual Republic Day parade at New Delhi’s Rajpath. 

Also, read the relevant information regarding the Government of India Act 1935 on the linked page. 

The article will provide details on the Themes of Republic Day Tableaux 2021. The facts related to the tableaux of Republic Day are imperative from the perspective of the IAS exam under the current affairs and GK section.

Looking for study material to prepare for the upcoming UPSC Prelims?

Refer to the links below and complement your UPSC exam preparation:

What is the Tableau of Republic Day?

Tableau refers to a group of models or motionless figures representing a scene from a story or from history or depicting culture.

During Republic Day, states and different departments and ministries showcase their achievements or culture during the republic day parade through their respective tableaux in forms of instruments, costumes and cutting-edge technology. Every display brings out the diversity and rich heritage of India. 

How is Republic Day Tableaux Selected?

The government has a well-established system to select which tableaux will be displayed during the Republic Day Parade. 

    • Ministries and states send their applications to an expert committee that consists of experts from fields such as art, culture, painting, sculpture, music, architecture and choreography.  
    • The Committee examines the proposals for their theme, concept, design and visual impact before making its recommendations.
    • Three winners are selected after the Republic Day Parade.

In 2021, Uttar Pradesh, Tripura and Uttrakhand were felicitated with 1st, 2nd and 3rd, best tableaux of Republic Day, respectively. Last year (2020), Assam, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh were declared the winners for their Republic Day tableaux.

Check out the relevant related links to assist your exam preparation – 

Difference between State and Union Territory List of Symbols of States and Union Territories
Indian States Formation Dates [Complete List]  Reorganization of States
Union Territories of India Political Map of India – How many States in India?

Themes of Republic Day Tableaux 2021

Republic Day Parade on Raj path had witnessed the representations of 32 tableaux, 17 of various states and Union Territories, nine of ministries, and six from the defense arm, rolled down the Rajpath, showcasing the country’s rich cultural heritage, economic progress, defense, India’s development major areas like Women Empowerment, IT, and Environment Protection. Let us go through the themes of all the tableaux of Republic Day 2021 in detail. 

Themes of Republic Day Tableaux 2021 
States/ UTs/ Departments Themes Features/ Importance/ Representations
Ladakh Vision of the future
  • It’s the first-ever tableau of Ladakh
  • The UT showed Ladakh’s culture & communal harmony
Uttar Pradesh Ayodhya
  • Replica of a Ram temple, glimpse of ‘Deepotsav’ and various stories from Ramayana epic
Tripura Eco-Friendly’ and ‘Atma-Nirbhar’
  • state’s eco-friendly tribal culture and the importance of bamboo
Uttarakhand Kedarkhand
  • Focused on kedarnath shrine, featured Lord Shiva’s vehicle Nandi, Kedarnath dham
Gujarat Sun Temple
  • A replica of the Sun Temple at Modhera was displayed
Punjab  400th Birth Anniversary of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur
West Bengal Sabooj Sathi- Wheels of Change
  • The Green Companion scheme of State Government that aims increased access to higher education by distribution of bicycles
Assam Tea Gardens 
  • The Backbone of the State economy
Tamil nadu Shore Temple & Other Monuments of Pallava dynasty
  • Shore Temple shrine is the lone survivor of the seven magnificent temples built in Tamil Nadu.
  • The monolithic rock sculpture of Arjuna’s Penance and Nakula Sahadeva Ratha
Chhattisgarh Folk Music
  • folk instruments used on various occasions from south to north of the state. Cultural values, local customs and festivals 
Maharashtra Saints of Maharashtra
  • Highlighted influence of Bhakti Movement, and the convergence of ‘Bhakti’ and ‘Shakti’ in the state
Sikkim Pang Lhabsol Festival
  • Every year the festival of Pang Lhabsol is celebrated to pray to the mountain deity to continue the protecting Sikkim
Delhi Shahjahanabad – redevelopment of Chandni Chowk
  • re-imagines inclusive streets with urban public plazas
Arunachal Pradesh East meets West
  • Wancho’s wooden log drum ‘Kham’ and the Chakzam Bridge at Tawang was displayed
Karnataka Vijaynagar – the city of Victory
  • Celebrating the creation of the new Vijayanagar district, recreating the history and grandeur of South India’s powerful kingdom
Andhra Pradesh Lepakshi – Architecture Monolithic Marvels
  • Depicting the spectacular monolithic rock structure of Lepakshi temple and the biggest monolithic Nandi structure in India
Kerala Coir of kerala
Labour Ministry
  • Shram Rath Tableaux 
Central Public Works Department (CPWD) Amar Jawan
  • bagged a special prize for paying tribute to the fallen heroes of the armed forces
Department of Biotechnology Aatma-Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan: COVID
  • depicted the process of COVID-19 Vaccine development through various processes
Information and Broadcasting Ministry New India that is Vocal for Local
  • mass movement to encourage products that are built, innovated and marketed by Indians

Key facts related to 72nd Republic Day Parade –

  1. Lieutenant General Vijay Kumar Mishra led 2021 Republic Day parade, as the Parade Commander 
  2. The Ministry of Culture tableau showcased the rich and diverse culture of our country
  3. The Digital India tableau showcased India’s move towards digitalisation
  4. The Mobile Autonomous Launcher of the Brahmos Missile system was led by Captain Quamrul Zaman. This missile has been developed as a joint venture between India and Russia. It has a maximum range of 400 km.

Some relevant links for comprehensive preparation of the upcoming Civil Services Exam are provided below- 

Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan Make in India
Mission COVID Suraksha – Indian COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduled Tribes and State-Wise List of Tribes in India
Types Of Missiles Of India Indian Government Ministries Departments Agencies
NCERT Notes: Temple Architecture NCERT Notes: The Vijayanagara Empire
Folk music in India Tata Vadya; Musical Instruments of India
List of Indian Festivals – State-Wise List of Bhakti Movement Saints
Mahabalipuram: An Architectural Extravaganza Major Crops India
Famous Temples in India Char Dham Project
Historical Background of the Constitution of India Constituent Assembly of India

The above details would help candidates prepare for UPSC 2021.

Related Links

Government Exams IAS Eligibility
This Day in History UPSC Books
Important Committees/Commissions in India UPSC Monthly Current Affairs Magazine


Leave a Comment

Your Mobile number and Email id will not be published.