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Government of India
Ministry of Defence
30-January-2010 16:57 IST
Dogra, CRPF Best in R-Day Parade, Sangeet Natak Akademibags Tableau Award
The Dogra Regiment has won the Best Marching Contingent award amongst the three Services at this year’s Republic Day Parade while the CRPF has been adjudged the best amongst the paramilitary and other auxiliary marching contingents.

Among the five School Children Items that took part in the Parade, the Dolukunitha dance for of Karnataka, performed by children from the South Zone Cultural Centre, Thanjavur, has been adjudged as the best.

The Ministry of Culture’s tableau, put up by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, has bagged the coveted First Prize amongst the 21 tableaux on display at the Rajpath. The Goa state tableau, with the theme of International Film Festival of India, and Chhattisgarh tableau, depicting Kotumsar caves, have won the Second and Third Prize in the tableau category. The floral tableau on Global Warming, mounted by the CPWD, has been chosen for a Special Prize.

The Defence Minister Shri AK Antony will give away the awards for the best tableaux at a function in New Delhi on Sunday, January 31, 2010.

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