Odisha Sun Times Bureau
New Delhi, Jan 23:

The tableau of Odisha during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day Parade-2017 passed through the Rajpath in New Delhi.

The float displayed the rich Dola Yatra of Odisha celebrated during Holi festival on Falguna Dashami before full moon day between February-March.

This year Republic Day Parade on Rajpath will witness tableaux from 17 states and six Ministries of the Central government. These tableaux will showcase varied themes starting from country’s rich cultural heritage and socio-economic development to nation’s progress in key areas like IT, women empowerment and environment protection.

Notably, a 16-member selection committee of the Ministry of Defence had approved Odisha’s proposal which has been sponsored by the State I&PR department.

The design of the tableau is prepared by a team of artisans namely Gajendra Sahu, Chhatrapati Biswal and Baladeba Maharatha of Bibhuti Kanungo College of Arts and Crafts, Bhubaneswar in association with Pradyumna Dash, senior designer of State I&PR department.