Tableaux artistes, NSS volunteers, and NCC cadets who brought the 69th Republic Day parade alive with their performances and marches met President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan, officials said on Saturday.

The group also included tribal guests, tractor drivers as well as officials of several government departments that participated in the parade on Friday.

“President Ram Nath Kovind meets tribal guests, tableaux artistes, tractor drivers, NSS volunteers, NCC cadets and officials and other Republic Day Parade 2018 participants at Rashtrapati Bhavan,” said a tweet by the President’s Office.

India on Friday celebrated its 69th Republic Day with 10 leaders of Asean countries taking a close look at the country’s military might and cultural diversity and getting a peep into achievements at the annual grand parade.

The tableaux representing different states and Union Territories as well as government departments drew massive cheers while the cultural dances left the crowds gathered on both sides of Rajpath captivated.

The tableau of All India Radio featured Modi’s monthly address ‘Mann Ki Baat’ while an Income Tax Department tableau “Swachh Dhan” displayed its fight to battle black money.