GUWAHATI: Assam Tableau will project Vir Lachit Barphukan on the boat and the Maa Kamakhya Temple on this Republic Day Parade in New Delhi. Artisans from the state are giving finishing touches to the tableau in New Delhi. Tableaux from states and different ministries may take part in a rehearsal of the parade tomorrow. Senior officials from the Directorate of Cultural Affairs, Assam, are camping in New Delhi to make the state tableau a success. The state tableau depicting the valour of Vir Lachit is part of the celebration of the 400th birth anniversary of the legendary Ahom commander. The State Government celebrated the birth anniversary for three days in New Delhi with the participation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Union Finance Nirmala Sitharaman.
Director of Cultural Affairs Meenakshi Das Nath said the state's tableau would depict Assam culture, including the dance, during the parade. The tableau also has replicas of Rang Ghar and Shivadol. This tableau will showcase Vir Lachit and Maa Kamakhya to the nation and abroad.
Lachit Barphukan (1622-1672) is to Assam what Shivaji is to Maharashtra and Rana Pratap Singh to Rajasthan- an incredible embodiment of indomitable courage, sacrifice and patriotism.
The trailer of the tableau has the replica of Maa Kamakhya Temple, the 'Temple of Bliss, located atop the Nilachal hills on the bank of the river Brahmaputra in Guwahati. The Temple structure dates back to the 8th century. It is one of the 51 Piths in the Shakta Hindu tradition and one of the most important pilgrimage destinations for Tantric worshippers.