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Union Ministry of Defence announced 2015 Republic Day Parade Awards

Jan 30, 2015 18:50 IST

Union Ministry of Defence on 29 January 2015 announced the Awards of the 2015 Republic Day Parade.

The awards were announced by three panels of judges. The panels was appointed by the Defence Ministry for assessing the marching contingents from three Services, Para-Military Forces and tableaux from various States/ Ministries/Departments and School Children items from Schools of Delhi as well as outside Delhi.

The awards were announced in the following category:

Services category: Brigade of Guards Regiment and Sikh Regiment jointly adjudged the best marching contingents in the Republic Day Parade 2015.

Para-Military Forces: Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) contingent was awarded the best contingent.

Tableaux Category: First position won by Maharashtra Tableau, which depicted Wari to Pandharpur (the pilgrimage to Pandharpur). While Jharkhand tableau on Maluti Temples won the second best and the third position went to Karnataka Tableau based on famous Channapatna Toys.

Competitive category of school children items: Daang Dance of Gujarat presented by West Zone Cultural Centre, Udaipur (Rajasthan) won the award. A Consolation Prize was awarded to South Central Zone Cultural Centre, Nagpur (Maharashtra) for their beautiful portrayal of Lezim Dance of Maharashtra.

The Tableau presented by the CPWD giving a majestic floral depiction of Gaumukh was also selected for a Special Prize by the Jury.

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