Arunachal tableau picked for Republic Day Parade
Itanagar: The Arunachal Pradesh Information and Public Relations (IPR) department received a precious New Year gift from the union Defence Ministry in the form of selection of the state Tableau for participation in the Republic Day Tableaux Parade this year at Rajpath in New Delhi.
Art expert of the IPR department Dhruba Bhattacharjee and his team of artists diligently prepared the tableau with the theme ‘Peace Within’, as instructed by the Defence ministry that all the tableaus should be on Gandhiji or Gandhiji-related, an official release informed.
The selection of Tableau for the Republic Day Tableaux Parade is a painstakingly long and rigorous process involving various stages of elimination. An expert committee is appointed to select the Tableaux from amongst the participating states of the country. After selection also, the ministry gives instructions for changes and modifications at various stages.
However, within a very short period and at a short notice, the IPR department successfully prepared the Tableau as per the guidelines of the ministry and has been selected. Altogether 32 states sent their Tableaus for selection out of which only 14 Tableaus representing 14 states have been selected by the expert committee. Only Sikkim and Arunachal have been able to cross the hurdle from the North-East.