The Union Minister for Defence, Nirmala Sitharaman presenting the award for the best tableau in Republic Day Parade 2018 to Maharashtra tableau depicting coronation of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, at makeshift Rashtriya Rangshala Camp, in New Delhi on January 28, 2018.
The Union Minister for Defence, Nirmala Sitharaman presenting the award for the best tableau in Republic Day Parade 2018 to Maharashtra tableau depicting coronation of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, at makeshift Rashtriya Rangshala Camp, in New Delhi on January 28, 2018.

Maharashtra, Assam and Chhattisgarh tableaus win top laurels @ Republic Day 2018

Award for the second best tableau in Republic Day Parade 2018 to Assam tableau depicting traditional masks and sastras.

Assam tableau depicting traditional masks and sastras got second best tableau award.

Among total of 23 tableaux, out of which 14 from States & Union Territories, two from Ministry of External Affairs depicting long socio-cultural, religious, educational & trade relations between India & ASEAN countries and the rest of the tableaux from other Ministries/Departments participated in this year’s Republic Day Parade. Tableau from Maharashtra depicting coronation of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was awarded the first prize. Tableau from Assam depicting traditional masks and sastras begged second prize. Tableau of Chhattisgarh, which depicted Ramgarh’s ancient amphitheatre along with artistes performing dance, based on Kalidasa’s Meghadootam, was awarded third prize.

Award to Chhattisgarh tableau depicting Ramgarh’s ancient amphitheatre along with artistes performing dance, based on Kalidasa’s Meghadootam.

Award to Chhattisgarh tableau depicting Ramgarh’s ancient amphitheatre along with artistes performing dance, based on Kalidasa’s Meghadootam.

Raksha Mantri- Nirmala Sitharaman gave away Republic Day Parade 2018 best contingent and tableau awards at makeshift Rashtriya Rangshala Camp, Cariappa Parade Ground, Delhi Cantt on 28 January 2018. Among the Three Services, Punjab Regiment Contingent was awarded the best marching contingent. Indo-Tibetan Border Police was awarded the best marching contingent among the para-military and other auxiliary forces.

In the category of tableaux representing Union Ministries/Departments, the best tableau award has been given to Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports for depicting ‘Khelo India’.

In the category of school children items, South Central Zone Cultural Centre, Nagpur (Maharashtra) performing ‘Baredi Dance’ from Madhya Pradesh was awarded the first prize. However, North East Zone Cultural Centre, Dimapur (Nagaland) and Oxford Foundation School, Najafgarh, Delhi awarded consolation prizes for performing Sangrai Mog Dance of Tripura and Shikshit Bharat, Shashakt Bharat dance respectively.

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