T.N. to display tableaux rejected by Centre for Republic Day Parade

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T.N. to display tableaux rejected by Centre for Republic Day Parade

Chennai Tamil Nadu India January 18 ANI Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin said on Tuesday that the State Government has decided to display the tableaux rejected by the Centre for the Republic Day Parade in New Delhi, at a parade on the Marina Beachfront in Chennai on January 26.

According to a statement by the chief minister's office, the tableaux would travel to key towns in Tamil Nadu for the people to see.

Shocked and saddened by the rejection of tableaux from Tamil Nadu for the Republic Day parade without any reason. State tableaux rejected for Republic Day parade in Delhi by Central Committee will be part of the Republic Day parade in Chennai and will be taken across Tamil Nadu, said the Chief Minister in a statement.

A day after, Stalin wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over centre rejecting the state's tableau for the Republic Day Parade 2022, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said the tableau could not make it to the final list of 12 tableaux selected for this year.

On Monday, Stalin had written to the Prime Minister asking for his immediate intervention in the matter. The Tamil Nadu chief minister said that excluding the tableau would hurt the sentiments and patriotic feelings of the people of Tamil Nadu.

In response to his letter to the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, the Ministry of Defence invites proposals for tableaux from all States UTs and Central Ministries Departments. Tableaux proposals received from various States UTs and Central Ministries Departments are evaluated in a series of meetings of the Expert Committee consisting of eminent people in the field of art, culture, painting, sculpture, music, architecture, choreography, etc. The Expert Committee examines proposals on the basis of theme, concept, design, and its visual impact before making its recommendations. The Expert Committee is responsible for the shortlisting of tableaux as per the time slot allocated for tableaux in the overall duration of the parade. A total of 29 proposals were received for RDP- 2022 from States UTs including the proposal from the State of Tamil Nadu. The Tableaux from the State Government of Tamil Nadu were considered in the first three rounds of meetings. He added that the tableaux could not make it into the final list of 12 Tableaux selected for participation in the RDP- 2022 after the third round of meeting.

Singh said that the selection of tableau is as per the guidelines on the matter.