Assam Tableau Participating Departments Shortlisted for Republic Day Parade
GUWAHATI: Amidst the ongoing Citizenship Amendment Act protests, the Assam Tableau has been finalised to be showcased at the 71st Republic Day Parade to be held in New Delhi on January 26.
In a press release, the Defence Ministry has issued a list of shortlisted participants (tableau) for Republic Day Parade 2020 in which 16 states will showcase their culture and heritage.
According to reports, the Assam tableau will present the hard work and dedication of the local
bamboo craftsman, tribal weavers, the "Bhoor- Taal” dance form (a cultural dance form of Assam) and the "Kaah- Pitol” industry of the state.
The shortlisted departments are:
1. Dept for Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade
2. Dept of Drinking Water & Sanitation
3. Dept of Financial Services
4. NDRF Ministry of Home Affairs
5. CPWD, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs
6. Ministry of Shipping
The shortlisted states/union territories are:
1. Andhra Pradesh
6. Himachal Pradesh
7. Jammu & Kashmir
9. Madhya Pradesh
16. Uttar Pradesh
Meanwhile, the West Bengal government's proposal was rejected after an Expert Committee examined it in two rounds of meetings.
"The tableau proposal of the West Bengal government was not taken forward for further consideration by the Expert Committee after deliberations in the second meeting," a statement by the ministry said.
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