- For the first time, the Indian Air Force has coordinated with Doordarshan to show the video of the cockpit during the fly-past.
- For the first time, 10 scrolls of 75 meters in length and 15 feet in height will be displayed on the Rajpath during the parade.
- For the first time, the artists performing during the cultural program were selected through a nationwide competition.
New Delhi: Events such as a grand fly-past of 75 Indian Air Force aircraft, cultural performance by 480 dancers selected through a competitive process, 10 scrolls of 75 meters in length and installation of 10 large LED screens, will be held in the Republic on Wednesday, the Defense Ministry said on Tuesday. Day parade will be for the first time. The Republic Day Parade-2022, being held in the 75th year of India’s independence, is being celebrated as the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ across the country, the ministry said in a statement.
Video will be shown for the first time from the cockpit
“The Grand Finale and the most awaited segment of the parade fly-past will see 75 aircraft of the Indian Air Force for the first time as part of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’,” the statement said. The ministry said that for the first time, the Indian Air Force has coordinated with Doordarshan to show the video of the cockpit during the fly-past. The old and present modern aircraft fly-past like Rafale, Sukhoi, Jaguar, Mi-17, Sarang, Apache and Dakota were made of various combinations (formations) including Rahat, Meghna, Eklavya, Trishul, Tiranga, Vijay and Amrit, the statement said. will perform.
10 scrolls to be displayed for the first time
The ministry said that for the first time, 10 scrolls of 75 meters in length and 15 feet in height will be displayed on the Rajpath during the parade. “They (scrolls) were prepared during the ‘Kala Kumbh’ event jointly organized by the Ministries of Defense and Culture,” the statement said. These scrolls were painted in 2 phases at Bhubaneswar and Chandigarh by more than 600 eminent artists and young artists from across the country. The Defense Ministry said that for the first time, the artists performing during the cultural program in the parade have been selected through a nationwide competition.
‘480 dancers selected’
The competition ‘Vande Bharatam’ started at the district level with the participation of around 3,870 dancers in 323 groups in which the artistes progressed to state and zonal level events over a period of two months in November and December, the statement said. In its statement, the ministry said, “Ultimately, 480 dancers were selected. They will showcase their talent during the parade at Rajpath. The Defense Ministry mentioned that 10 large LED screens will be installed on either side of the Rajpath in numbers 5-5 for better viewing of the parade.
‘Films to be screened before parade’
“The footage of the last Republic Day parade, short films on the Armed Forces and films based on stories from various events related to the Republic Day Parade-2022 will be screened ahead of the parade,” the Defense Ministry said in a statement. After this, the live telecast of the parade will be shown on the screen, the ministry said.
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