Ladakh tableau to participate in Republic Day parade for first time this year

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A tableau from newly formed Union Territory of Ladakh will make its debut in the Republic Day Parade on Rajpath this year. According to reports, Ladakh's tableau depicts the iconic Thiksey Monastery located on top of a hill in Thikse in Leh district, and is one of the most-visited tourist sites in the region.
“It also showcases the Indian Astronomical Observatory, located in Hanle near Leh, one of the world's highest sites for optical, infrared and gamma-ray telescopes. Ladakh tableau also highlights the vision for Ladakh to be carbon-neutral,” agencies reported.
Union Territory of Ladakh was created in 2019 after the central government bifurcated the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Members of the Ladakh contingent have expressed happiness that their tableau is part of this year's Republic Day celebrations.
A total of 17 states and UTs alongwith various ministries and the three armed forces will participate in this year's parade.