Shillong, FebÂ 4, 2022: The state of Meghalaya has won Third Prize for its tableau on â€˜Meghalayaâ€™s 50 years of Statehood and its tribute to women-led cooperative societies & SHGsâ€™ from amongst the 12 States/UTs which participated in the Republic Day parade at New Delhi on January 26, 2022. This was announced by the Ministry of Defence, Government of India on Friday. Uttar Pradesh was declared as best state tableau of the Republic Day parade 2022 for its theme â€˜One District One Product and Kashi Vishwanath Dhamâ€™. The second place went to Karnataka for its tableau based on â€˜Cradle of Traditional Handicraftsâ€™. Ministry of Education and Ministry of Civil Aviation were declared joint winners among Ministries and the Department of Posts took the first place in online voting.
In addition, for the first time, the general public was invited to vote for the best marching contingents and best tableaux in the popular choice category through the MyGov platform. The online poll was conducted between January 25-31, 2022. Maharashtra was voted as the best tableau among the States/UTs in the popular choice category. The tableau of Maharashtra was based on the theme ‘Biodiversity and State Bio-symbols of Maharashtra’.
It may be mentioned that the tableau of the State of Meghalaya was an initiative of the Directorate of Information and Public Relations, Government of Meghalaya.