Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt gave away awards and prizes related to the Republic Day 2023 in New Delhi on 31st Jan 2023.
The tableau of Uttrakhand, based on the theme ‘Manaskhand’, was given away the best tableau award among the 17 states or union territories tableaux. Tableau of Maharashtra displaying ‘Sade Tin Shaktipithe and Nari Shakti’ was given the second best and Tableau of Uttar Pradesh showcasing the theme ‘Ayodhya Deepotsav’ got the third best tableau award. The tableau of Ministry of Tribal Affairs based on ‘Eklavya Model Residential Schools’ was given the Best Tableau award among Ministries or Departments. The tableau of Central Public Works Department with the theme 'Biodiversity Conservation', bagged the special prize, along with Vande Bharatam’ Dance Group.
The Minister also distributed prizes to the winners in the popular choice category which has been initiated after the clarion call of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure people’s participation in the national festivals. The online poll for the popular choice was conducted between 25th and 28th of this month on MyGov web page in which over one lakh people participated. He gave away Gujarat the best tableau award in the popular choice category. Its theme was Clean-Green Energy Efficient Gujarat. Tableaux of Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra got the second and third-best tableau awards in this category. Best Tableau award among Central Ministries or Departments in the popular choice category was given to CAPF (Ministry of Home Affairs). (AIR NEWS)