Republic Day Parade Awards

Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has recently presented the Republic Day Awards for 2021 Parade Tableaux. Every year best Tableaux are given awards.

Key Points

  • 32 tableaux participated in the 2021 Republic Day Parade including 17 from States and Union Territories (UTs), 6 from Defence Ministry, and 9 from different ministries, departments, and paramilitary forces.
  • Out of the 32 tableaux, the Uttar Pradesh tableau has been given the award for best tableau.
  • The theme of the UP tableau was “Ayodhya: Cultural Heritage of Uttar Pradesh”.
  • The tableau of Tripura was adjudged the second best tableau. The state tableau displayed eco-friendly traditions for achieving self-reliance in socio-economic parameters.
  • The third best tableau award was given to the tableau of Uttarakhand. The theme of the state tableau was ‘Dev Bhoomi’ – ‘The Land of the Gods’.
  • Out of the 9 tableaux from different ministries, departments, and paramilitary forces; the Department of Biotechnology tableau has won the top award.
  • The theme of the department was Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan: COVID vaccine development.
  • A special prize was bagged by the tableau of the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) for paying tribute to the heroes of the Armed Forces. The theme of this tableau was ‘Amar Jawan’.

The award for best cultural performance was won by the students’ Mount Abu Public School and Vidya Bharti School Rohini, Delhi. They displayed the vision for Self-Reliant India- Atmanirbhar Bharat.