Madras Engineers win best marching contingent in Republic Day parade

Madras Engineer Group won the best marching contingent amongst the Services participated in 68th Republic Day parade.

Published: 28th January 2017 04:20 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th January 2017 05:57 PM   |  A+A-

68th Republic Day parade| Shekhar Yadav

Express News Service

NEW DELHI: Madras Engineer Group won the best marching contingent amongst the Services participated in 68th Republic Day parade on Thursday.

Announcing the result on Saturday, the ministry of defence claimed that in the category of Para-Military Forces and other auxiliary marching contingents, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) contingent has been adjudged the best marching contingent.

While in the tableau category, depicting the cultural diversity of India, total 23 tableaus including six from Union Ministries / Departments took part in this year’s Republic Day Parade. And the first position has gone to Arunachal Pradesh tableau, which depicted the Yak dance, one of the most famous pantomimes of the Mahayana sect of Buddhist tribes of Arunachal Pradesh. Tripura’s tableau based on ‘Hojagiri’ dance, representing Reang tribal dance was adjudged the second best, while the third position was shared by Maharashtra and Tamilnadu.

The tableau of Maharashtra depicted the commemoration of the 160th birth anniversary of the honoured freedom fighter, Lokmanya Balgangadhar Tilak. The Tamilnadu tableau portrayed the popular folk dance ‘Karagattam’ which forms an important event in temple festival celebrations, especially in Amman temple festivals in the rural areas of Tamilnadu.

In the category of Union Ministries/Departments, the first prize was awarded to the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship which depicted the theme ‘Transforming India through Skill Development’, and highlighted the achievements of the Ministry and its programmes. The tableau presented by the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) depicting the concept of ‘Green India-Clean India’ was selected for a special prize by the jury.

In the competitive category of school children items, the dance presented by Kendriya Vidyalaya, Pitampura, Delhi has been adjudged the best children item for their performance to express how our National Flag has been a witness to the glorious tales of our freedom fighters, establishment of Indian democracy, the endless affection of Indians, women’s empowerment and such countless achievements.

A Consolation Prize has also been awarded to South Central Zone Cultural Centre, Nagpur for their performance of the ‘Saila Karma’ dance which is a popular dance of the Gond Tribe of Dindori district in Madhya Pradesh.

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