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Air Force adjudged best marching contingent in Republic Day Parade

By Ani

New Delhi, Jan 30 (ANI): The Indian Air Force has won the best marching contingent award amongst the three Services at this year's Republic Day Parade while the Indo Tibetan Border Police has been adjudged the best amongst the paramilitary and other auxiliary marching contingents.

The tableau from the state of Delhi, with the theme of cultural and religious harmony in the national capital, has bagged the coveted first prize amongst the 23 tableaux on display at the Rajpath.

The Karnataka tableau depicting the exotic handicraft of Bidriware from Bidar region, and Jammu and Kashmir tableau portraying the Bhand Pather folk theatre from Kashmir Valley have won the second and third prize respectively in the tableau category.

Among the five school children items that took part in the Parade, the 'Bhangra' dance from Punjab, performed by children from the North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala, has been adjudged the best.

'Rangeelo Rajasthan', presented by Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Amalwas, Delhi, has been given a consolation prize.

Defence Minister AK Antony will give away the awards for the best tableaux at a function in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI)

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