Meghalaya tableau for R-Day parade gets third prize

Shillong, Feb 4: Meghalaya tableau representing 50 years of statehood & the success story of women-led cooperatives & Self Help Groups was adjudged third during the Republic Day parade on January 26 in New Delhi.

Chief Minister Conrad Sangma congratulated the team in his tweet.


Meghalaya was among the 12 states/UTs which participated in the parade.

The award was announced by the union ministry of defence, on Friday.

Uttar Pradesh was declared as best state tableau for its theme ‘One District One Product and Kashi Vishwanath Dham’. The second place went to Karnataka for its tableau based on ‘Cradle of Traditional Handicrafts’.

Ministry of Education and Ministry of Civil Aviation were declared joint winners among ministries and the Department of Posts took the first place in online voting.

In addition, for the first time, the general public was invited to vote for the best marching contingents and best tableau in the popular choice category through the MyGov platform. The online poll was conducted between January 25-31. Maharashtra was voted as the best tableau among the states/UTs in the popular choice category. The tableau of Maharashtra was based on the theme ‘Biodiversity and State Bio-symbols of Maharashtra’.

An official statement said the tableau of the state was an initiative of the Directorate of Information and Public Relations.

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