Navy, Air Force adjudged best marching contingents

Last Updated: Wed, Jan 30, 2013 14:20 hrs

New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) The Navy and the Indian Air Force (IAF) have been jointly declared the best marching contingents among the services and the CISF among the para-military forces in this year's Republic Day parade, an official said Wednesday.

Kerala won the prize for the best Republic Day tableau while Rajasthan was chosen second and Chhattisgarh third in the category of "best three tableaux", the official said.

The tableau presented by the Central Public Works Department has been selected for a special prize.

Children of the Eastern Zone Cultural Centre, Kolkata won the prize for "best school children item" for Purulia's Chhau Dance.

The consolation prize was won by Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya, Amalwas, New Delhi.

The official said the Navy and IAF had been jointly declared best marching contingent among the three services.

The IAF bagged the title consecutively for the third time.

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) was chosen the best marching contingent among the para-military forces and other auxiliary marching contingents.

The official said three panels of judges were appointed for assessing the performance of marching contingents from the three services and paramilitary forces, the various tableaux and items presented by school children.

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