Meanwhile, the Indian Army’s Punjab Regiment has been adjudged the best marching contingent among the three services, the government said on Monday.
Gujarat’s tableau emerged as the numero uno in the popular choice segment.
The tableau showcased the state’s wildlife and religious sites during the ceremonial parade on January 26.
74th Republic Day parade on Kartavya Path celebrates culture, diversity, valour
In the foreground of the tableau, reindeer, deer and various birds were shown roaming in the world-famous Corbett National Park. The central part of the tableau depicted the state animal of Uttarakhand, musk deer, national bird peacock and ghoral.
Jageshwar Dham, a group of ancient 125 small and big temples in Manaskhand’s Almora district, and popular deodar trees were shown in rear part of the tableau.
A total of six contingents of the Army including the Mechanized Infantry Regiment, Punjab Regiment, Maratha Light Infantry Regiment, Dogra Regiment, Bihar Regiment and Gurkha Brigade marched during the parade.
Punjab Regiment contingent marches past during the 74th Republic Day celebrations
On the basis of the assessment of the panels, the Punjab Regiment’s contingent won the best marching contingent among the three services.
Gujarat tableau on display during the 74th Republic Day Parade (PTI)
The Central Reserve Police Force’s (CRPF) marching contingent won the top prize among the CAPFs and other auxiliary forces, the statement said.
CRPF band march past during the 74th Republic Day celebrations (ANI)
Among the ministries and departments, the tableau of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs (Eklavya Model Residential Schools) won the best prize.
The Central Public Works Department’s tableau on biodiversity conservation and ‘Vande Bharatam’ dance group earned a special prize, the statement said.
A total of 23 tableaux — 17 from states and union territories and six from various ministries and departments — depicting India’s vibrant cultural heritage, economic and social progress took part in the ceremonial parade.
‘Nari Shakti’ was predominantly the theme of the celebrations at the Republic Day this year.
President Droupadi Murmu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a host of other dignitaries joined people and members of the armed forces in marking the august occasion.
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was the chief guest at the ceremonial event.
(With inputs from PTI)