Watch and Listen
Watch the video with your child – look at the uniforms, decorations on the floats, the different kinds of people taking part in the Parade. Let your child scroll through the slides – did you see the pictures of the brave children riding on the elephants?
Listen to the radio broadcast of the first Republic Day on BBC radio.
Think and Ask
Think about the first Republic Day as you listen to the radio broadcast.
Ask – When did this happen? What was India like then? How can we find out more about that time? How old was grandfather or grandmother at that time? Ask them where they were and what they were doing that day.
Here are some questions you might ask your child:
Why are parades important? Why do we have parades?
Your child might ask you:
I live far from India – should I still care about this parade?
Plan your own parade: Plan a parade to celebrate something important to you or to your family – how will you show things that are important to you?
Last reviewed December 2010
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