New Delhi: Odisha’s tableau at the Republic Day parade at Rajpath here has been adjudged as the second best, official sources said.
Among the state tableaux, Assam has bagged the first prize while Odisha and Uttar Pradesh were joint winners of the second spot. This apart, Odisha’s cultural troupe bagged the first prize in the competition held among tableaux artists.
On the behalf of the State Government, I & PR Department Secretary Sanjay Kumar Singh received the award from Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Rashtriya Rangshala Camp here today.
Odisha had showcased its rich cultural heritage during the Republic Day parade as the state’s tableau featuring miniature of Rukuna Rath of Lord Lingaraj and Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneswar mesmerized the dignitaries and spectators.
While the front portion of the tableau was a replica of Rukuna Rath, the rear part displayed a miniature model of Lingaraj Temple. Noted sculptor Gajendra Sahu had designed the tableau.