Participants reduced to around 400 due to COVID-19 restrictions
The Republic Day parade, annually held on January 26 at Rajpath will see participation from students of four Delhi schools and folk artists from Calcutta.
The Ministry of Defence and Directorate of Education under the government of NCT of Delhi selected 401 students and artists for this year’s parade from DTEA Senior Secondary Schools, Mount Abu Public School, Vidya Bharti School, Government Girls Senior Secondary School, and Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre, Calcutta.
While 92 students from Mount Abu Public School and Vidya Bharti School will uphold the theme, ‘Vision for a Self-Reliant India’, 102 students from Government Girls Senior Secondary School will prepare a programme on the theme, ‘Hum Fit toh India Fit’. 127 students from DTEA Senior Secondary Schools will perform folk dances from Tamil Nadu in traditional attire, and 80 folk artists from Calcutta will perform the folk dance, ‘Bajasal’ which originates in Kalahandi, Odisha.
The number of participants, which was over 600 last year, has been reduced keeping the COVID-19 restrictions in mind.
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