New Delhi, Jan 24: Odisha tableau took part in the final rehearsal on Kartavya Path in New Delhi on Tuesday after three years ahead of Republic Day celebration on January 26.
The theme for Republic Day this year is ‘Bharat-Loktantra ki Matruka’ (India-Mother of Democracy) and ‘Viksit Bharat’ (Developed India).
Odisha has showcased women’s empowerment in Raghurajpur heritage village and a ‘Kandarpa Hati’ in its 45-feet-long, 14-feet-wide and 16-feet-high tableau.
The tableau rolled from Rangshala in south-west Delhi on Monday night at 10 pm towards the Parliament House. It was showcased on the on Kartavya Path as fifth tableau in the final rehearsal yesterday.
The tableau designed by eminent artists Gajendra Sahoo and Kirti Kishore Maharana has two components – a replica of a Kandarpa Hati (a popular Pattachitra design depicting Krishna Leela where nine women are entangled with each other to form the shape of an elephant) and women artisans of Raghurajpur village in Puri.