New Delhi, Jan 14: The Union Ministry of Defence has said that 321 School Children and 80 Folk Artists will feature in the Cultural Program of Republic Day Parade on Jan 26, 2021. School children from four Delhi schools and folk artists from East Zonal Cultural Centre, Kolkata will take part in the cultural program that is to be held at Rajpath.
The Ministry of Defence and Directorate of Education, Delhi Govt have selected 401 students and artists - 271 girls and 131 boys – from DTEA Senior Secondary Schools, Delhi; Mount Abu Public School, Rohini, Delhi; Vidya Bharti School, Rohini, Delhi; Government Girls Senior Secondary School, B-2, Yamuna Vihar, Delhi and Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre, Kolkata.
The Ministry of Defence has said, the theme for the parade of Mount Abu Public School, Delhi and Vidya Bharti School, Delhi is 'Atma Nirbhar Bharat: Vision for a Self Reliant India.' 102 students of Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Delhi will present a program on the theme - 'Hum Fit toh India Fit' inspired by the Fit India Movement launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on National Sports Day on Aug 29, 2019.
Besides, 127 students from DTEA Senior Secondary Schools, Delhi will showcase folk dances of Tamil Nadu in their traditional attires. 80 folk artists of Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre, Kolkata are to present folk dance Bajasal from Kalahandi, Odisha. The number of participating children and folk artists have been cut down to 400 this year, compared to more than six hundred last year, in view of the COVID 19 restrictions.