Saturday, January 21, 2012

Republic Day Parade – 2012 Departments Tableaux

Thirteen States, Ten Union Ministries / Departments Tableaux
To Participate in the Republic Day Parade – 2012

                This year 23 Tableaux will participate in the forthcoming Republic Day Parade – 2012 where India will showcase its military might, varied cultural diversity, development in Science and Technology and economic strength. This year’s tableaux component comprises 13 States and Ten Union Ministries / Departments. Each tableau depicts its own story to portray themes ranging from Heritage, Culture, Art & Crafts, Biotechnology, Sustainable Agriculture and Environment.
Sl No.
State / Organisation
Theme of Tableau
Highlights
1.
WEST BENGAL
Shantiniketan – The Abode of Peace
The Ashram town of Shantiniketan symbolizes the avant garde vision of an international, educational and cultural institution conceptualized by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore.
2.
JAMMU & KASHMIR
Architectural Heritage of Srinagar
It depicts the architectural heritage of medieval period.
3.
CHHATTISGARH
Traditional JhinJhari & Dondaki
It depicts the Dondaki art of the State, showcase the claywork by artists late Sonabhai Rajwar, Darogaram and Atmadas Manikpuri.
4.
MAHARASHTRA
Maharashtra Tourism
Maharashtra boasts of its rich culture, natural wonders and historical monuments and attractive tourist destinations.  It is celebrating 2011-12 as tourism year with the slogan “Maharashtra – Unlimited”.
5.
GOA
Goa – A Place of Spectacular Joy
The tableaux is based on a colourful festival i.e., Carnival of Goa which displays a spectacle of joy of its people.
6.
KARNATAKA
Bhootaradhane
Bhootaradhane is an ancient cultural tradition of Holy Spirit, cult worship which is quite popular in coastal Karnataka.
7.
MEGHALAYA
Jaintia Festivals of Meghalaya
It depicts the most colourful dances, i.e., ‘Shad Pliang’ means plate dance of the Jantias, a major tribal community inhabiting the state of Meghalaya.
8.
RAJASTHAN
Aamer ka Qila
Aamer Fort is a typical example of medieval Rajputana lifestyle.  It has unique artistic style which blends both Hindu and Mughal elements.
9.
BIHAR
Dharhara’s Daughters of Forest
Dharhara is famous for its unique tradition, followed through generation from centuries.  The village came into limelight in 2010 when it was reported that the families plant a minimum of 10 fruit bearing trees whenever a girl child is born.
10.
ASSAM
Enthralling Bhortal Dance of Assam
Bhortal Dance is performed in a group. 6-7 dancers present the Assamese dance together.  It is performed on fast dance beats.
11.
PUNJAB
Sher-e-Punjab Maharaja Ranjit Singh
The larger than life figure of Sher-e-Punjab Maharaja Ranjit Singh atop the Lahore fort adorns the tractor portion of the tableaux of the state of Punjab.
12.
NAGALAND
Communitisation
A govt. programme aimed at empowering people, ‘communitization’ of Nagaland won the coveted UN Award for Public Service from Asia and the Pacific Region for fostering participation in policy making through innovative mechanishm.
13.
SIKKIM
Sakewa of Sikkim
Sakewa is a festival celebrated annually by the Kirat Khambu Rai community of Sikkim.  It is a way of performing Bhoomi Pujan or worshiping the mother earth.
14.
M/O TEXTILES (NATIONAL CNETRE FOR DESIGN AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT)
Handicrafts
The range of Indian handicrafts is as diverse as the country’s cultural diversity.  The tableaux on Indian handicrafts reflects the journey of Indian handicrafts from the traditional to the modern world, representing the rich cultural heritage from Kashmir to Kanyakumari.
15.
M/o HRD (DEPTT. OF SCHOOL EDUCATION & LITERACY)
Saakshar Bharat
The design depicts two worlds, one world (on the trailer) depicts the process of transformation through education. The other world (on the tractor) depicts the aspirational goal- a society that is fully literate.
16.
M/o TRIBAL AFFAIRS
Tribal Empowerment
It portrays the empowerment of the tribal population through various means created for livelihood avenues and education.  Recognition of the forest rights forms a supplementary message to the same effect.
17.
CPWD (HORTICULTURE)
Snow Valley
It depicts the Snow Valley made of fresh flowers as they bloom with different colourful flowers in the northern parts’ of India.
18.
ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA
National Voter’s Day
National Voter’s Day, observed on 25 January carries the objective to maximize enrollment of voters and thereby enhance the quality of Indian democracy.
19.
M/O FINANCE (DEPTT. OF REVENUE – CBEC)
A proactive force to guard our Economic Frontiers
Besides Indian Customs being a significant contributor to Central Government revenues and facilitating the movement of international passengers and goods,   Indian Customs protects our economy, environment, wildlife and heritage by checking smuggling including that of endangered species of fauna, arts, antiquities etc.
20.
M/O AGRICULTURE
Diversification in Agriculture
It depicts the emerging trends of diversification in agriculture.  The colourful aquarium in the front highlights inland and deepsea aqua culture in the country.
21.
M/o STEEL
Steel strengthens the nation
It presents steel as an all-pervasive component in every sector.  The concept of strength is conveyed through a larger than life figure of a strongly built male, in a take-off pose.
22.
M/o COMMUNICATION & IT (DEPTT. OF INFORMATIONA TECHNOLOGY)
National e-Governance Plan
Embodying the spirit of partnership, the Department of Information Technology’s Tableau represents the silent revolution of Public Services closer home sweeping across India, enabled in a partnership with private sector, NGOs and even village level entrepreneurs.
23.
M/o RAILWAYS
Punjab Mail – Then & Now
Punjab Mail is the first train of the Indian Railways to achieve the distinction of entering its 100th year of service. It was started in 1912.

                More than 450 artists, fabricators and designers living in the special artist village are involved in the making of these tableaux.

A collateral event of the India Art Fair.

 A collateral event of the India Art Fair.

Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre in cooperation with the Clark House Initiative an exhibition "EXPERIMENTS WITH THE MAGYARS - Associations of Identities Across Geographies" and a collateral event of the India Art Fair. The exhibition has been curated by  Sumesh Sharma and Zasha Colah (Clark House Initiative). 
The exhibition will include works by  Somnath Adamane, Imran Ali Khan, Liz Ballard, Tibor Balogh, Sachin Bonde, János Borsos, Prapti Chavanke, Věra Duždová, Roland Farkas, Lada Gaziova, Tushar Joag, Andras Kallai, Henrik Kallai, Szabolcs Kisspál, Roland Korponovics, József Zé Kovács, Krisztián Kristóf, Simon Liddiment, Oláh Mara, Miklós Mécs, Avinash Motghare, Prasad Nikumbh, Szacsva Y Pál, Nandini Pantawane, Deepali Patkar, Madan Pawar, André Raatzsch, Nikhil Raunak, Sharmila Samant, Alexander Schikowski, Hemant Shinde, Shambhavi Singh, Priya Sawale, Laszlo Siroki, Lajos Csonto Sontó, János Sugár, Csaba Vándor, Tamás Zádor.
The exhibition will be inaugurated by renowned artist, Vivan Sundaram on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 3:30 pm at the gallery and lawns of the Hungarian Centre. Please join us for high tea after the inauguration.
You are cordially invited for the same. Please find attached the ecard for the same

Watch the State of the Union with Us


Watch the State of the Union with Us
On Tuesday night at 9:00 p.m. ET, President Obama will give a State of the Union address to Congress. He'll talk about where we find ourselves as a nation and lay out his agenda for the year ahead.
At the White House, David Plouffe -- a senior advisor to the President -- sat down to talk about the speech and how you can get involved.
Watch the video and share it with your friends:
SOTU Preview
To make sure you're getting the most out of the speech, we're also putting together an enhanced version of the State of the Union that you'll be able to watch as President Obama speaks. The enhanced version will be available at WhiteHouse.gov/SOTU so be sure to tune in Tuesday at 9:00 p.m.
As the President outlines his goals for 2012, we'll pull out key facts and important data -- and go deeper to give you additional information.
This speech will be a big moment, and we hope you'll watch it with us. Learn more from David Plouffe, and don’t forget to tune in Tuesday at 9:00 p.m. ET.
WhiteHouse.gov/SOTU

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