New Delhi, Jan 28: Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Thursday presented awards and prizes to participants of the Republic Day Parade 2021 in New Delhi.
Uttar Pradesh was adjudged the best tableau among the 32 tableaux –17 from States & Union Territories, nine from various Ministries/Departments and Paramilitary Forces and six from Ministry of Defence, depicting the nation’s rich cultural heritage, economic progress and defence prowess that rolled down the Rajpath on 72nd Republic Day.
The tableau of Uttar Pradesh was based on the theme Ayodhya: Cultural Heritage of Uttar Pradesh.
Tableau of Tripura, depicted promotion of eco-friendly tradition for achieving self-reliance (Atmanirbhar) in socio-economic parameters, was adjudged the second best.
‘Dev Bhoomi’ - ‘The Land of the Gods’, the tableau of Uttarakhand was named third among the states and UTs.
Among the nine tableaux from various Ministries/Departments and Paramilitary Forces and six from Ministry of Defence, the Department of Biotechnology tableau won the top honour. The tableau depicted Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan: COVID, the process of vaccine development through various processes.
The tableau of Central Public Works Department (CPWD), with the theme ‘Amar Jawan’, bagged the special prize for paying tribute to the fallen heroes of the Armed Forces.
Rijiju gave the award of best cultural performance to the children of Mount Abu Public School and Vidya Bharti School Rohini, Delhi. These children displayed Atmanirbhar Bharat the Vision for a Self-Reliant India.
Senior officials of Ministry of Defence and other Ministries and Departments and many artists and children who participated in the Republic Day Parade were present on the occasion.