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Sikh Regiment Wins Best Marching Contingent Award

Competing closely was the Rajputana Rifles Regiment, which has been selected as the People's choice award.

In a stunning display of discipline, precision, and martial tradition, the Sikh Regiment has been adjudged the Best Marching Contingent Judges choice award from Services this year. Their immaculate drill and resplendent uniforms have once again caught the attention of judges and spectators alike, leading to this prestigious recognition.

Competing closely was the Rajputana Rifles Regiment, which has been selected as the People’s choice award. Known for their valor and historical significance in the annals of Indian military history, the Rajputana Rifles showcased their skill with an equally impressive march.

In the category for Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Auxiliary Forces, the Delhi Police Women’s Marching Contingent and the CRPF Women’s Marching Contingent were recognized, reflecting the growing participation and recognition of women in the security forces.

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The event also highlighted cultural vibrancy and diversity, with Odisha winning the Judges’ Choice and Gujarat being voted the People’s Choice in the Best Tableau amongst States/UTs category. The Ministry of Culture was awarded Best Tableau amongst Ministries/Departments, further emphasizing India’s rich cultural tapestry.

Special non-competitive prizes were awarded to the Central Public Works Department and the “Vande Bharatam” Dance Group, acknowledging their unique contributions to the event.

This ceremony not only serves as a platform to honor the best among India’s diverse regiments and departments but also as a moment of national pride, showcasing the unity and strength of the nation.

The best marching contingents and tableaux of Republic Day Parade 2023 have been announced. Separate results – one by a panel of judges and other through an online public vote conducted by MyGov – have been declared.

Three panels of judges were appointed for assessing the performance of Marching Contingents from three Services, Marching Contingents from Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF)/other auxiliary forces and tableaux from various States/Union Territories and Ministries/Departments. On the basis of the assessment of the panels, the results are as under:

  • Best Marching Contingent among the three services – Punjab Regiment Centre Contingent
  • Best Marching Contingent among CAPF/other auxiliary forces – Crpf Marching Contingent
  • Best three Tableaux (States/UTs)
  • First – Uttarakhand (Manaskhand)
  • Second – Maharashtra (Sade Tin Shaktipithe & Nari Shakti)
  • Third – Uttar Pradesh (Ayodhya Deepotsav)
  • Best Tableau (Ministries/Departments) – Ministry of Tribal Affairs (Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRSs))
  • Special Prize
  • Central Public Works Department (Biodiversity Conservation)
  • ‘Vande Bharatam’ Dance Group.

In addition to the panel of judges, a web page was created on MyGov platform for online registration of citizens for watching the Republic Day Parade and Beating the Retreat Ceremony 2023 online. An online poll was conducted by MyGov for the citizens to vote for their favourite Tableaux from States/UTs and Ministries/Departments as also amongst the Marching contingents to select the best amongst popular choice category.

The online poll for the popular choice was conducted between January 25-28, 2023 on MyGov web page. The results are:

  • Best Marching Contingent among the three services – INDIAN AIR FORCE MARCHING CONTINGENT
  • Best Marching Contingent among CAPF/other auxiliary forces – CRPF MARCHING CONTINGENT
  • Best three Tableaux (States/UTs):
  • First – Gujarat (Clean-Green energy efficient Gujarat)
  • Second – Uttar Pradesh (Ayodhya Deepotsava)
  • Third – Maharashtra (Sade tin Shaktipeeth and Nari Shakti)
  • Best Tableau (Central Ministries/Departments) – CAPF (Ministry of Home Affairs)
The Editorial Team at SSBCrack consists of professional writers, journalists and defence aspirants.
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