Squadron Chief Sindhu Reddy, who has served the IAF for over 9 years and flies an Mi-17 helicopter that is regarded as the workhorse of the air power, led the all-male marching contingent of the IAF. Her contingent comprised 144 air warriors and 4 officials.
The naval contingent of 144 younger sailors used to be led by way of 29-year-old Lt Cdr Disha Amrith as contingent commander and Lt Ashwani Singh, Sub Lt Priyanka Sharma and Sub Lt M Aditya as platoon commanders. The 29-year-old is an engineering graduate in pc science from Karnataka, who in 2008 used to be a part of the NCC’s R-Day staff and nurtured the dream of being a part of the R-Day marching contingent. On Thursday, her dream got here via. Every other particular characteristic of the naval contingent used to be for the 1st time, it consisted of 3 ladies and 6 males newly-recruited Agniveers.
In a primary, the marching contingent of the CRPF, which has the dignity of elevating the first-ever women-armed police battalion on the planet, had all ladies body of workers this time. Additionally for the 1st time, BSF ladies squaddies in vibrant uniforms, who’ve been deployed alongside the desolate tract border with Pakistan, joined the parade as a part of the camel contingent. The Delhi Police ladies pipe band comprising 35 ladies constables too used to be a part of the parade for the 1st time and performed the ‘Delhi Police Tune’.
Lt Chetna Sharma from Military Air Defence Corps used to be a part of the Akash missile defence device and saluted the ideal commander President Droupadi Murmu because the DRDO-developed surface-to-air missiles went previous the VIP gallery. Lt Dimple Singh Bhati collectively led the Corps of Alerts’ Daredevil Group, who confirmed acrobatics on working bikes. Bhati, a first-generation Military officer from Jodhpur, participated within the parade for the 1st time.
74th Republic Day parade on Kartavya Trail celebrates tradition, range, valour
The theme followed by way of quite a lot of states and the paramilitary power used to be in large part on ‘Nari Shakti’. The West Bengal tableau depicted Durga Puja in Kolkata and celebrated its inscription on Unesco’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Listing. Assam’s tableau showcased the mythical Ahom Basic Lachit Borphukan and its cultural landmarks, together with the well-known Kamakhya Temple. The Ministry of Tradition, too, introduced Shakti Rupena Samsthita tableau to rejoice the divine female, who is living in and empowers all residing beings. Kerala introduced the tableau on folks custom of girls empowerment that comes with Kalaripayattu, a martial artwork with greater than 2000-year-old historical past, percussion and tribal traditions. The tableau from Tamil Nadu used to be additionally in accordance with ladies empowerment and tradition of the state, which prevailed from the Sangam technology to the current day. The Military’s tableau showcased India’s first passenger drone Varuna, which has been evolved by way of a core staff of girls professionals of a Pune-based defence startup.