Tamilnadu’s tableau to be part of R-Day celebrations in Chennai

Chief Minister M K Stalin said that the Tamilnadu’s tableau that was rejected by a Central panel for the Republic Day parade in Delhi this year will now be a part of the state’s celebrations on January 26 in Chennai.

The same will also be displayed in other major cities across the state.

Stalin’s statement came hours after Union defence minister Rajnath Singh wrote to him saying that the state’s tableau did not make it to the final list of 12 tableaux selected for the parade at Rajpath in Delhi.

“Tamil Nadu’s tableau designed to celebrate the contributions of those from the state in the freedom struggle has been denied permission to participate in the Republic Day parade in Delhi. To exhibit Tamil Nadu’s contributions to the freedom fight and the state’s patriotism, the tableau will be a part of the state’s Republic Day celebrations. It will also be sent to all major cities in TN for public viewing,” the CM said in a statement.