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IN PICTURES: 20 Spectacular Republic Day Floats That Have Enthralled Audiences over the Years

IN PICTURES: 20 Spectacular Republic Day Floats That Have Enthralled Audiences over the Years

The vibrant and colourful Republic Day parade gives Rajpath a new life every year. Contingents of the Indian Armed Forces marching one after the other in their attractive uniforms, the dare devil motor cycle riders who come in towards the end, the young National Bravery Award winners on decorated elephants, and so much more – it is an extremely charming sight indeed. But for many parade fans, the best part is when the floats start coming in.

About 22-30 floats depicting the cultures of various states and union territories are a part of the parade. They pass by in all their grandeur, with the audience waiting for one from their state. They are massive, beautiful, and very detailed. Every float is also a symbol of hard work put in by the thousands of people involved in the process of making them over a period of about one and a half months.

Here is a look at some of the beautiful floats from different states over the years.

1. Maharashtra, 2015


Source: Wikimedia

2. Goa, 2015


3. Tamil Nadu, 2014


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4. West Bengal, 2013


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5. Uttar Pradesh, 2014


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6. Delhi, 2013


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7. Bihar, 2012


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8. Chhattisgarh, 2007


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9. Uttarakhand, 2014


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10. Karnataka, 2013



11. Telangana, 2015


12. Manipur, 2010


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13. Jammu & Kashmir, 2010


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14. Gujarat, 2015


15. Indian Railways, 2015


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16.  Central Public Works Department, 2011


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17. Ministry of Agriculture, 2014


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18. Ministry of Earth Sciences, 2014


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19. Defence Research and Development Organisation, 2014


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20. Make in India, 2015


Source: Twitter

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