Odisha Millets Mission Tableaux Gets First Prize At State-Level Republic Day Parade
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Millets Mission tableaux won the first prize at the state-level Republic Day parade at Mahatma Gandhi Marg in Odisha capital on Thursday.
The 74th Republic Day celebration saw Governor Ganeshi Lala unfurl the Tricolor in the presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and inspect a guard of honour as Kesinga SDPO Yaspratap Shrimal led the parade.
Tableaux of nine departments of the Odisha government, including Agriculture, Health, Education, Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water, Works, Handlooms, Textiles & Handicrafts, Tourism along with OSACS, OMC and Fire Department, highlighting different initiatives, were showcased at the parade.
There were traditional dance and music performances by troupes from different districts of the state. Pasu Mukha Nrutya was performed by troupes from Kabisuryanagar in Ganjam with Ghanta Mrudanga music while artistes from Boudh district enthralled the audience with Sabar Sabaruni dance. Similarly, artistes from Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi district performed Bajasal, Singari and Ghumura dances and Dhemsa dance by the primitive tribes of Rayagada district.
The parade also saw daredevil acts on motorcycles and skating. For the first time, a troop of Andhra Pradesh police took part in the Republic Day parade.