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Rollover Plan for Republic Day Parade Tableaux Showcase

Context:

The Ministry of Defence introduces a rollover plan allowing States and Union Territories an opportunity to present their tableaux in the Republic Day Parade, addressing concerns raised by some states excluded from the 2024 event.

Relevance:

GS II: Polity and Governance

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. States/Union Territories Selected for Republic Day Parade 2024
  2. Selection Process of Republic Day Parade Tableaux
  3. Republic Day in India

States/Union Territories Selected for Republic Day Parade 2024:

  1. Andhra Pradesh
  2. Arunachal Pradesh
  3. Chhattisgarh
  4. Gujarat
  5. Haryana
  6. Jharkhand
  7. Ladakh
  8. Madhya Pradesh
  9. Maharashtra
  10. Manipur
  11. Meghalaya
  12. Odisha
  13. Rajasthan
  14. Tamil Nadu
  15. Telangana
  16. Uttar Pradesh
Additional Information:
  • Participation Provision:
    • States and Union Territories not selected for the Republic Day parade can showcase their tableaux at Bharat Parv.
  • Bharat Parv Event:
    • A six-day mega event taking place from January 26-31 as part of Republic Day celebrations.
    • Hosted at the historic Red Fort.
  • Rotational Plan:
    • The government has devised a rotational plan for the Republic Day parade, ensuring fair opportunities for all States and Union Territories.
    • A three-year cycle (2024-2026) will be implemented to facilitate inclusive participation.
    • The rotational system has received agreement from 28 States, aiming to address accusations of political bias and promote inclusivity in the celebration.

Selection Process of Republic Day Parade Tableaux:

Responsibility:

  • The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is responsible for conducting the parade and coordinating arrangements with States and other agencies.

Collaboration:

  • The Ministry of Culture collaborates with the MoD, contributing to the selection process, especially in evaluating and promoting cultural displays.

Invitation and Submission:

  • Months ahead of the event, MoD invites States, Union Territories, and departments to submit sketches or designs for tableaux.
  • The theme for 2024 is ‘Viksit Bharat’ (Developed India) and ‘Bharat-Loktantra ki Matruka’ (India-Mother of Democracy).

Submission Criteria:

  • Sketches or designs must be simple, colourful, easy to comprehend, and avoid statistical data and unnecessary details.
  • Basic guidelines, including the use of eco-friendly material and technology, are shared.

Logo and Writing Restrictions:

  • Logos and writing, except for the name of the presenting State/UT, are not allowed on the tableaux.
  • State/UT names can be in Hindi (front), English (back), and the regional language on the sides.

Expert Committee:

  • MoD forms a committee of experts from arts, culture, painting, sculpture, music, architecture, and choreography.
  • Experts are recommended by IGNCA and ICCR.

Screening Process:

  • The committee screens proposals through four rounds of meetings.
  • Basic evaluation in the first phase includes suggestions for modifications.

Three-Dimensional Models:

  • Approved designs undergo modifications, and participants present three-dimensional models to the panel.

Final Selection:

  • The expert committee examines models for final selection.
  • Shortlisted candidates are informed about the next round.

Committee Composition:

  • The committee consists of renowned artists recommended by IGNCA (Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts) and ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relations), ensuring expertise in various cultural fields.

Republic Day in India:

  • Independence Day and Republic Day Distinction:
    • India gained independence on August 15, 1947, celebrated as Independence Day.
    • Republic Day marks the day when India adopted a written Constitution and became a sovereign republic.
    • The term ‘Republic’ signifies that India has an elected head, the President.
  • Adoption of Constitution:
    • The Constitution of India was adopted by the Constituent Assembly on November 26, 1949, and came into effect on January 26, 1950.
  • Constitution Day:
    • November 26 is observed as Constitution Day.
  • Significance of January 26:
    • January 26 was chosen for Republic Day as, on this day in 1930, the Indian National Congress declared Purna Swaraj or complete independence from British rule.
  • Purna Swaraj Declaration:
    • During the INC’s Lahore session in December 1929, the Purna Swaraj resolution was passed, presided over by Jawaharlal Nehru.
  • Historical Background:
    • The declaration of independence on January 26, 1930, marked a significant step in the freedom movement against British colonial rule.

-Source: The Hindu


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