Raipur: Splendorous sound of Chhattisgarh’s folk music will resonate on the Rajpath on the occasion of Republic Day in New Delhi. A special committee of Defense ministry has selected the Chhattisgarh’s tableau second time in a row for the Republic Day parade. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has congratulated the officials of the state on selection of tableau.
After going through five rounds of tough selection process of the Defense Ministry, the state tableau, depicting the folk instruments used in tribal areas of Chhattisgarh with its cultural surroundings, was selected. The state tableau has made its entry in the final list of tableaux, leaving behind big states such as Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Rajasthan, Telangana.
The tableau will depict folk instruments used on various occasions from Bastar in the south of Chhattisgarh to Surguja in the north. Cultural values inherited in Chhattisgarh’s local customs and festivals have also been highlighted with the help of these instruments.
There was a tough competition between states and after going through various rounds of meeting, the tableau finally got selected for the parade. The special committee of the Defense ministry selected the tableau after going through a 3D model design, prepared after three months of research on the music and attire of artistes.