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R-Day: Gujarat showcases communal harmony

January 26, 2005 17:38 IST

Gujarat, whose image has been blotted by the 2002 communal riots, sought to portray an image of communal harmony through its Republic Day tableau on Wednesday.

The state's tableau on Champaner showcased a unique synthesis of Hindu-Muslim architecture.

Also read: Nagapattinam -- Republic Day at Ground Zero

Champaner, declared a world heritage site by UNESCO last year, is famous for its Mughal architecture with beautiful mosques, palatial buildings, makbaras, fortifications, gates and arches.

Champaner was the capital of Gujarat under the Chauhan dynasty.

Colourfully dressed girls performing Gujarat's traditional garba dance formed the backdrop for the tableau.

Also read: Country showcases its military might on R-Day

Historically, Champaner represents a synthesis of Hindu-Muslim architecture as Hindu craftsmen decorated most of these monuments of Mughal architecture.

Close to a thousand people were killed in 2002 riots in Gujarat.


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Sub: Remind Riots

Always remind Gujarat Riots. Please change your website name from rediff.com >>>> riots.com


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Sub: Gujarat Riots

Is it neccesary to remind about riots every time? I think it is a time to do some cretive by journalist. Come out of cheap ...


Posted by Raxit





Sub: Modi.. please dont follow advani or vajapayee

Modiji, dont try to appease the minority-media... media has no effect on the people - which is well demonstrated during Gujarath elections & illustrated during ...


Posted by Vijay





Sub: Practice what you preach

If only Gujrat were to practice what it showcases , India would have had more smiles this republic day.


Posted by kulmohan





Sub: Gujarat shows communal harmony

I just cannot believe what I see and hear. Just unbelievable. That is all.


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