Defence Ministry says, 321 school children and 80 folk artists to feature in cultural programme of Republic Day Parade
The Defence Ministry has said that 321 school children and 80 folk artists will feature in the Cultural Programme of Republic Day Parade this year on 26th January. School children from four Delhi schools and folk artists from East Zonal Cultural Centre, Kolkata will take part in the cultural programme.
The Ministry said, ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat: Vision for a Self Reliant India’ is the theme of Mount Abu Public School, Delhi and Vidya Bharti School, Delhi. The students of Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Delhi will present a programme on the theme – Hum Fit toh India Fit. Besides, the students from DTEA Senior Secondary Schools, Delhi will showcase folk dances of Tamil Nadu in their traditional attires.
80 folk artists of Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre, Kolkata will present folk dance Bajasal from Kalahandi, Odisha. The number of participating children and folk artists have been cut down to 400 this year, compared to more than six hundred last year, in view of the COVID-19 restrictions