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Republic Day Tableaux selection

Date: 19 January 2022 Tags: Miscellaneous

Issue

The chief minister of West Bengal has complained that the tableau of her state for Republic Day celebration was rejected without offering any reasons.

 

Background

The Republic Day celebration is marked by parade of tableaux of different states and departments depicting unique features.

 

Details

  • The tableau of West Bengal this year depicted contributions of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and his INA on his 125th birth anniversary year.

  • This year, 21 tableaux have been shortlisted for the parade. Out of this, 12 are from different states and union territories and remaining from various ministries and institutions.

  • Apart from West Bengal, Kerala has also complained that its proposed tableau featuring Sri Narayana Guru was also rejected.

 

The duration

  • The Defence Ministry invites all the states, the Union Territories, Central Government departments, and a few constitutional authorities to participate in the parade through tableaux.

  • The process starts in September and proposals have to be sent within stipulated time. Short-listing of proposals begin in the second week of October.

 

Categories of topic

  • The participants will be given a particular theme every year and they have to make tableaux relevant to them.

  • The theme this year was India@75 – Freedom struggle, Ideas @ 75, Achievements @ 75, Actions @ 75 and Resolve @ 75.

  • The tableaux of two or more states or departments should not be too similar, as the tableaux should showcase the diversity of the country.

 

Selection process

  • An expert committee consisting of distinguished people from fields like art, culture, painting, sculpture, music, architecture, choreography, etc are involved in short-listing.

  • A sketch has to be provided to the committee. The sketch should be coloured and self explanatory.

  • Selected entries have to make 3D models of the design. The committee will take number of factors such as theme, visual appeal etc before finalizing.