Wednesday, January 26, 2011

2011 Republic Day Parade Mumbai

The 2011 Republic Day Parade at the Shivaji Park grounds, Mumbai, Maharashtra attracted a really large crowd this year. It was a truly grand spectacle, with Navy & Army personnel, personnel of the Mumbai Police Force and Fire Brigade, scouts and guides, cadets and schoolchildren all putting up a splendid marchpast. Unfortunately, students from 2 visually challenged schools were not given permission to take part in the parade apparently because they had not been properly trained & lacked the perfect discipline & formation required for the march-past. The Maharashtra Governor, His Excellency Shri K. Sankaranarayanan gave the Republic Day speech.

Here are some photos of the 2011 Republic Day Parade in Shivaji Park, Mumbai
I have posted more photos separately, as per the personnel/regiment.

Overview - waiting for the Parade to begin
An interesting spectator (looks bored as nothing started yet!)

An intense lesson on the National Flag of India

Maharashtra Governor in Jeep going past the regiments

Spectators cheering as the Governor goes past
Maharashtra Governor giving 2011 Republic Day Speech

Here comes the band!

Drumming up the enthusiasm

Green Environment Float

Bapu's quote on the Float

What on earth is all the fuss about?!
Check out all the photos: 2011 Republic Day Parade Shivaji Park

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