Turning the Tableau on the Environment
At the 2022 Republic Day parade, Maharashtra’s tableau had enormous statues of the Indian Gaint Squirrel found in the Sahyadri Mountains of the Western Ghats and a newly found spider species named Icius Tukaram.
Other essential biodiversity symbols of Maharastra and the Western Ghats were also part of the beautiful tableau. State bird ‘Hariyal’, state flower ‘Jarul’, state butterfly ‘Blue Mormon’ and the state tree ‘Mango’ were beautifully crafted in the statues. The tableau highlighted Mahsrastra’s and Western Ghat’s rich biodiversity.