Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Republic Day Eve



I was invited by my friends to attend the republic day celebrations in their housing society. I thought I would carry my camera along as they had mentioned that it was going to be a variety entertainment programme, including walking the ramp.
For a change they had included participants from all age groups for walking the ramp.



The best part of the whole programme was that practically every member of the society (or at least one from each family) took part in the events. 



A sure shot way of pulling in the crowd, but then I suppose that is the best way to get the attention of the whole family. 



Even though it stretched for more than three hours, things were moving at a good pace with no time wasted.   


Children getting the final touch before the call for the next item. 


There was no let-up in the costumes and that made it all the more colourful.   



I liked the skit by these guys in the police uniform, some dancing very well and some not so well but everyone enjoyed the spirit of the performance.   


These girls were in perfect sync


And so was the lavani team (got to see a lavni after a long time) 


Some kids did not want to give up the seats close to the ramp even if it meant enduring the blast from the speakers. 


I remember the hola-hoop being a real craze during the sixties, and I too could hold on for about a minute, but then that was more than five decades ago. This girl did a good job with two hoops









After watching the whole programme, I think we can make things work if there is teamwork.
You can see them in action in the videos.  
 
I have just added glimpses of each item to keep the video short. If anyone wants the longer version just drop in a mail to joezach54@gmail.com 

(If watching on YouTube, do keep the setting on 720pHD for clarity)  






20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Colourful pics.
Love that slow motion of the Hoop in the video - Charles

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oh this is one of the best gatherings I have seen for RepDay!!! Congrats to all who made effort and glad you all had such fun celebrations. YAM xx

joeh said...

That clearly was not boring.

KParthasarathi said...

You must have enjoyed the colorful evening.There is no mention of food that is usually there.

shivani singh said...

Entertaining as usual. But although i could hear Vangelis and the OST of Chariots of Fire my all time fav music playing was unable to see anything of the vdo. Now as u say will try and get to see it on You Tube. Want to see the slo mo of hoop Mr Charles is talking of.
Thank you also for stopping by at my post. :)

Rama Ananth said...

It is really wonderful to see people celebrating such occasions with so much fun and dedication. And also highlight our diversity.
Even I used to hula hoop very well while i was young, and it is said that one never forgets if ones has mastered it once, but I cannot get the hoop stay on my waist for more than 4 rounds, though once upon a time I could do it so well.
However, I have not given up, I keep seeing various hula hoop sites in Youtube, and keep watching the tips shown by them, I am going to be successful one day.
Happy Republic day!

DeniseinVA said...

A wonderful post with great photos. I always enjoy traditional clothing, so colorful and beautiful. Thank you for sharing this with us.

TexWisGirl said...

looks like a great celebration for everyone in attendance and everyone participating, too!

Andrew said...

What a terrific celebration. On the same day as your Republic Day, we celebrate Australia Day.

Christine said...

Lovely gathering!

Arti said...

What a wonderful celebration. This surely brings the society members together for an evening amidst fun and laughter :)

Joy said...

So nice to see the cultur and the show. Thanks for sharing:)

Missy George said...

Looks like a fun celebration..So colorful..Thanks for sharing

Linda said...

Great celebration, and such an exciting and colourful series of photos. Thank you so much for sharing.

Linda said...

Great celebration, and such an exciting and colourful series of photos. Thank you so much for sharing.

Augustine Xavier said...

Very Colorful and appreciate the enthusiasm and the love for our motherland to celebrate republic day with such pomp and gaiety.

Pallavi Puri said...

Looks like a fun evening Joe :)

Jeevan said...

Very colorful event and celebration!

Sandhya said...

It is nice to see all the people in the complex participating and enjoying the evening. Enjoyed the colourful programmes.

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