Republic Day celebrations in Tamil Nadu displayed the tableau that was rejected by the Centre. It featured the sacrifice of freedom fighters like the Marudu Brothers, Velu Natchiyar, Kappalottiya Tamizhan, V.O. Chidambaram Pillai and others.
It depicted the hanging of the Marudu Brothers- Chinna Marudu and Periya Marudu at Tirupattur after they were defeated by the British. Velu Natchiyar was depicted riding a horse. Poet Subramaniya Bharathiyar, VVS Iyer and VOC were also depicted in the tableau. However, it was Periyar who drew the most amount of attention and was the leading figure of the tableau.
Tamil Nadu Governor R.N. Ravi unfurled the National Flag in the presence of Chief Minister M.K. Stalin, Chief Secretary Irai Anbu and other dignitaries.
Due to Covid restrictions, the function was low-key and the entire Parade related programme lasted only for 33 minutes.