News: Selection Of Republic Day Tableaux Fair & Transparent: MoD


What's in the news?

       Recently, the Defence Ministry proposed a new three-year rotation plan for the Republic Day parade tableau selection.


Key takeaways:

Theme of Republic Day 2024 parade: ‘Viksit Bharat’ (Developed India) and ‘Bharat-Loktantra ki Matruka’ (India-Mother of Democracy).


Selection of Tableaux:

       The selection process of tableaux for the Republic Day parade is carried out by the Ministry of Defence.

       Expert committee (appointed by the Ministry of Defence) of prominent people from art, culture, painting, sculpture, music, architecture, choreography do the shortlisting of the tableaux.

       They hold six to seven rounds of meetings to examine the proposals before shortlisting and making the ultimate decision.


Stages of Selection:

       In the first stage, the submitted sketches or designs of the proposals are scrutinised by this committee. Committee can make suggestions for any modifications in the sketch or design.

       In the next stage, three-dimensional models of their proposals are again examined by the expert committee for final selection.

       The final selection is dependent upon a combination of factors such as visual appeal, impact on the masses, idea or theme of the tableaux, degree of detail, accompanying music, and use of local resources.


Guidelines for tableau models and performers:

       Writing or use of logos on tableaux is not allowed except the name of states or Union Territories that are presenting it.

       The names of the states should be written in Hindi in the front, in English on the back and in regional language on the sides of the tableau.

       The number of performers on the trailer will not be more than 10 persons and artists performing on or along the tableau should be from the concerned state/UT only.