Disappointed that the State has been deprived of the opportunity to participate in the Republic Day Parade in Delhi on January 26, Tamil NaduTamil NaduTamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to include the State’s tableau in the parade to showcase the freedom fighters from Tamil Nadu.
“Exclusion of the tableau of Tamil Nadu will deeply hurt the sentiments and patriotic feelings of the people of the State. That the committee chooses to ignore and reject all the seven designs shown to it as per the modifications suggested by its members is unacceptable,” Mr. Stalin contended in his letter to the Prime Minister. A copy of the letter was shared with the media.
He pointed out that the Union Defence Ministry had proposed the theme of the tableaux for the Republic Day Parade, 2022: “India @ 75 – Freedom Struggle, Ideas @ 75, Achievements @ 75, Actions @ 75 & Resolve @ 75” and said the State had submitted sketches choosing the theme “Tamil Nadu in the Freedom Struggle” depicting the renowned freedom fighters from Tamil Nadu.