The results of different competitive presentations in the Republic Day Parade – 2016 have been announced by the Ministry of Defence. Among the Services category, Assam Regiment has been adjudged the best marching contingent. In the category of Para-Military Forces and other auxiliary marching contingents, Border Security Force contingent has been adjudged the best contingent.
In the tableau category, in total 23 tableau including six from Union Ministries / Departments took part in this year’s Republic Day Parade, out of which first position has gone to West Bengal tableau, which depicted the famous Baul folk singers rendering the songs based on Bhakti and Sufi movement. While Tripura’s tableau on beautifulUnakoti sculptures, seen in a Shiva pilgrimage site was adjudged the second best, third position has gone in favour of Assam tableau showcasing the popular Rongali Bihu festival.
This year a special prize has been awarded to the tableau of Ministry of Communication and Information Technology on the theme ‘Digital India’.
In the competitive category of school children items, the dance presented by South Central Zone Culture Centre, Nagpur (Maharashtra) has been adjudged the best children item for performing the folk dance ‘SongiMukhota’ of Maharashtra. A Consolation Prize has also been awarded to SarvodayaKanyaVidyalayaand RajkiyaPratibhaVikasVidyalaya, Gandhi Nagar, Delhi, for their beautiful portrayal of traditional Folk Dance ‘Dal Khai’ seen in Western Odisha.
As in previous years, this year also Ministry of Defence had appointed three panels of judges for assessing the marching contingents from three Services, Para-Military Forces and Tableau from various States/Ministries/Departments and School Children items from Schools of Delhi as well as outside Delhi. The panels of judges today announced their results here. All these above winning contingents, tableau and schools will be awarded trophies and prizes by the Defence Minister later in separate functions organised by the Ministry of Defence.