Up will sHowcase Varanasi in republic day parade
A glimpse of Varanasi, the historical city and the Lok Sabha constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will be available at the 2018 Republic Day parade when the Uttar Pradesh tableau rides down Rajpath. The theme of the tableau will be “Subeh Benaras”, depicting the morning life in this fascinating city, which has been going through a massive transformation and witnessing development on all fronts. The tableau will have models of the famous Kashi Vishwanath temple, ghats, boats in the Ganga, apart from wellknown tea, kachori and paan shops.
The front portion of the tableau will depict the most popular of temples, Kashi Vishwanath, which was built in 1780 by Queen Ahilyabai Holker of Indore. Musical instruments like shehnai and tabla will be on display. The shehnai will be played by some artists too.