Ghaziabad: Residents of Shipra Sun City woke up to the Republic Day celebration they had never seen in their society. Rajpath was re-enacted in their premises with jhankis (tableaux) from different states passing through the lanes of the society to the beats of music.
This is the first time jhankis were carried out in the lanes of Shipra Sun City to commemorate the Republic Day of India.
With residents hailing from different parts of the country Shipra Sun City is a melting pot, a mini India. Bihar, Kerala, Uttarakhand, West Bengal and many other states are represented in the society in abundance.
The residents here carried out the tableaux of their respective states during the march past. Dressed in traditional costumes, the participants moved along with traditional music of individual states playing in the background depicting their traditional cultures.
The concept of jhankis was taken from the annual R-Day parade that takes place on the Rajpath of Delhi. At Rajpath, each state is represented by a tableau. The scene was recreated in Shipra.
It was an eventful day for the Shipra residents. Following Jhankis, flag hoisting ceremony took place paving way for a grand gala celebration with dance, music and drama.
The visual of a huge tricolor fluttering aloft in the background, patriotic songs being sung at the stage in the front renting the air charged the whole atmosphere with the spirit of patriotism. Each performance received a loud applause from the audience with chants of ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ and ‘Vande Mataram’.