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Winners of the Republic Day Parade Awards 2024

The Republic Day Parade, a grand and patriotic event held annually in India on January 26, showcases the country’s cultural diversity and military strength. On January 30, 2024, Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Ajay Bhatt honoured the best marching contingents and tableaux in a ceremony, celebrating their outstanding performances in the 2024 parade. This year’s awards were unique as they included results from both a panel of judges and an online public vote conducted by MyGov.

Awards by the Panel of Judges

Best Marching Contingents

  • Among the Three Services: The Sikh Regiment Contingent was declared the best marching contingent, showcasing their discipline and precision.
  • Among CAPF/Other Auxiliary Forces: The Delhi Police Women Marching Contingent received the award, highlighting the increasing role of women in security forces.

Best Tableaux

States/UTs Category:

  • First: Odisha’s tableau, themed “Woman Empowerment in Viksit Bharat,” showcased the state’s commitment to women’s progress.
  • Second: Gujarat’s “Dhordo: A Global Icon of Gujarat’s Border Tourism” tableau highlighted the state’s border tourism.
  • Third: Tamil Nadu’s “Kudavolai System in Ancient Tamil Nadu – Mother of Democracy” tableau depicted the region’s ancient democratic system.
  • Ministries/Departments Category: The Ministry of Culture won with their tableau “Bharat: Mother of Democracy,” celebrating India’s democratic heritage.

A special prize was awarded to the Central Public Works Department for their tableau “Central Vista – Viksit Bharat Ka Pratibimb,” and a special memento was given to the ‘Vande Bharatam’ dance group.

Awards by Public Choice

An online poll on the MyGov platform allowed citizens to vote for their favorite tableaux and marching contingents. The results were:

Best Marching Contingents

  • Among the Three Services: The Rajputana Rifles Regimental Marching Contingent was chosen as the best by public vote.
  • Among CAPF/Other Auxiliary Forces: The CRPF Woman Marching Contingent won the public’s choice award.

Best Tableaux

States/UTs Category:

First: Gujarat’s “Dhordo: A Global Icon of Gujarat’s Border Tourism” tableau.
Second: Uttar Pradesh’s “Viksit Bharat Samradh Virasat” tableau, showcases the state’s rich heritage.
Third: Andhra Pradesh’s “Transforming School Education in Andhra Pradesh – Making Students Globally Competitive” tableau.
Central Ministries/Departments Category: The “Vibrant Villages” tableau by the Ministry of Home Affairs won the public’s vote.

Important Questions Related to Exams

  1. Who honoured the best marching contingents and tableaux for the Republic Day Parade 2024?
  2. Which contingent was declared the best marching contingent among the three services by the panel of judges?
  3. Who won the award for the best marching contingent among CAPF/other auxiliary forces according to the panel of judges?
  4. Describe the theme of Odisha’s tableau that won first place in the States/UTs category by the panel of judges.
  5. What was the theme of Gujarat’s tableau that received the second place in the States/UTs category by the panel of judges?
  6. Which tableau depicted the “Kudavolai System in Ancient Tamil Nadu – Mother of Democracy”?
  7. Which department won the best tableau in the Ministries/Departments category by the panel of judges?
  8. Which group received a special memento at the awards ceremony?
  9. How were the public choice awards for the Republic Day Parade 2024 determined?
  10. Which contingent was chosen as the best marching contingent among the three services by public vote?

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