Republic Day celebrations in Bengaluru's Manekshaw Parade Ground, Idgah Maidan | Bengaluru - Hindustan Times
close_game
close_game

At a glance: Republic day celebrations in Bengaluru's Manekshaw Parade Ground, Idgah Maidan

ByYamini C S, Bengaluru
Jan 26, 2023 04:05 PM IST

Bengaluru celebrated India's 74th Republic Day at various locations where the tricolour was hoisted and several cultural programmes performed.

Bengaluru saw Republic Day celebrations in several places on Thursday, including the Manekshaw Parade Ground, the controversial Idgah Maidan in Chamarajpet and also in Lalbagh Botanical Garden, which has arranged its annual flower show, among many other places.

Bengaluru: Students perform during the 74th Republic Day function at Manek Shaw Parade ground, in Bengaluru, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023. (PTI Photo/Shailendra Bhojak)(PTI01_26_2023_000092B)(PTI)
Bengaluru: Students perform during the 74th Republic Day function at Manek Shaw Parade ground, in Bengaluru, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023. (PTI Photo/Shailendra Bhojak)(PTI01_26_2023_000092B)(PTI)

Karnataka Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot unfurled the national flag at the Manekshaw Parade Ground, where Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai and several of his cabinet colleagues were also present. "In the next 25 years of golden period of Amrithkal, it is our duty to construct a respectable and developed India, which will make our nation the crown of the whole world. I have faith that all of you will not only take an active role in public life, but also encourage everyone to tender their contribution towards the progress of our nation," Gehlot said, while addressing the gathering.

Now catch your favourite game on Crickit. Anytime Anywhere. Find out how

The event saw a marchpast by defence, police contingents and contingents by various schools and other organisations. It was followed by cultural performances, including Kalarippayattu, by students and various other groups.

The tricolour was also hoisted at Chamarajpet's Idgah Maidan, where Congress MLA Zameer Ahmed Khan and a few other leaders were present. School children were assembled at the maidan and carried out a cultural programme here as well.

This is only the second time that the Indian flag has being unfurled at the ground since India's independence. There has been a controversy surrounding the ownership of the maidan with the Wakf board as well as civic agencies claiming that the ground belongs to them.

Meanwhile, the Lalbagh Botanical Garden in Bengaluru came back with its Republic Day flower show with the theme - ‘Bengaluru’s history and evolution'. This is the 213th edition of the flower show, for which visitors will be charged a nominal entry fee.

Over at New Delhi's Kartavya Path, Karnataka showcased 'Nari Shakti' or women's empowerment in its tableau at the Republic Day parade, highlighting the achievements of three women - Sulagitti Narasamma, Vriksha Maate Tulsi Gowda Halakki and Salumarada Timmakka - who are all Padmashree awardees.

The theme of "Nari shakti" dominated in the parade, with Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Tripura also creating their tableaux around the same theme.

(With PTI inputs)

Get World Cup ready with Crickit! From live scores to match stats, catch all the action here. Explore now!

Stay updated Karnataka Election Results 2024 and with all the Breaking News and Latest News from Bengaluru. Click here for comprehensive coverage of top cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and more across India . Stay informed on the latest happenings in World News.
SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
SHARE
Story Saved
Live Score
OPEN APP
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Sunday, June 16, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On