Brigade of Guards, Sikh Regiment best marching contingents

New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) Brigade of Guards Regiment and Sikh Regiment were jointly adjudged the best marching contingents – among the services category – in this year’s Republic Day parade, an official statement said here Thursday.

In the category of para-military forces and other auxiliary marching contingents, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has been adjudged the best contingent.
Maharashtra tableau, which depicted “Wari to Pandharpur” (the pilgrimage to Pandharpur), has been given first position among the total of 25 tableaux that rolled down Rajpath, it said.
Jharkhand tableau on “Maluti Temples” got the second position while third position went in favour of Karnataka tableau based on famous Channapatna toys.
The Central Public Works Department tableau giving a majestic floral depiction of “Gaumukh” has been selected for a special prize.
In the competitive category of school children items the “Daang Dance” of Gujarat presented by West Zone Cultural Centre, Udaipur (Rajasthan), has been adjudged the best, while a consolation prize was awarded to South Central Zone Cultural Centre, Nagpur (Maharashtra), for their beautiful portrayal of “Lezim Dance” of the state.