Marine Drive dazzles on R-Day
Present on the occasion were not just Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan along with his entire Cabinet colleagues but also actor Salman Khan.
The traditional venue for the Republic Day Parade in Mumbai had always been the historic Shivaji Park in central Mumbai. However, it was decided to take the tableaux along with gleaming vintage cars and a cycle rally parallel to the promenade lapped by waves of Arabian Sea.
The Army, the Navy and the Air Force also participated in the parade, put up demonstrations and hair-raising display of their capabilities.
Apart from the display by the disciplinary forces in immaculate uniforms, cultural shows comprising folk dances from the hinterlands depicting the rich and varied heritage of the state mesmerised thousands of people who thronged both sides of the Marine Drive.