More than 450 artists, fabricators and designers were involved in the making of these tableaux. After the tableaux, 21 national bravery award winners drove along Rajpath in gypsies and were greeted by a huge applause.
About 1,200 students enthralled the spectators with a spectacular performance of various dance forms.
A folk ritual from Tamil Nadu to please the goddess of health and rain, fisherman dance from Maharashtra and a ritual related to Odisha were among the highlights of youngsters' performances.
Image: BSF daredevils perfom during 63rd Republic Day parade at Rajpath in New Delhi on Thursday, January 26, 2012