- Defence Minister Rajnath Singh distributed the awards for best tableaux which was conducted on January 26, 2020 in Republic Day event.
- There were a total of 22 tableauxincluding 16 from various states and union territories and remaining 6 from various ministries and departments.
Best Tableaux Awards (States and Union territories):
- Assam’s tableaux displayed with the theme ‘Land of Unique Craftsmanship and Culture’, had showcased the Xattriya tradition in the form of Bhortal Nritya was chosen as the best tableaux.
- The second position was tied between Odisha which depicted Lord Lingaraja’s Rukuna Rath Yatra, and Uttar Pradesh which showcased the culture of Sarva Dharma Samabhav.
Best Tableaux Awards(Ministry)
- National Disaster Response Force(NDRF) won best tableaux for Ministry for showcasing the cutting-edge technology and instruments used by the force to carry out daring rescue operations in flood-hit and disaster hit areas.
Best Tableaux Awards (Departments)
- Jal Shakti Missionwon best tableaux among departments for government’s new initiative, ‘Jal Jeevan Mission’, which aims at providing functional tap connection to every rural household by 2024.
- Central Public Works Departmentwon the second place for the theme “Kashmir se Kanyakumari”.