The national capital New Delhi chose to showcase the Mahatma’s life in Delhi in its tableau during the Republic Day celebrations this year. The Ministry of Defence had made Gandhi the theme for the Republic Day marking his birth anniversary.
“The government will showcase (Mahatma) Gandhi’s time in Delhi in tableau in the Republic Day parade,” the official said.
According to an official, the father of the nation had spent 720 days in Delhi, including the last 144 days of his life at Birla House here. Delhi’s entry for the Republic Day parade has been accepted by the Centre. Gandhi Smriti, which represents and symbolizes the great spiritual heritage of India. was developed as a museum dedicated to him.
The tourism department, which is responsible for the Delhi’s tableau, said that Mahatma Gandhi had stayed in Delhi between 1915 and 1948.
He had inaugurated Tibbia College in 1921 and also worked extensively for the upliftment of residents of Valmiki Basti and stayed there from 1946 to 1947.