No tableau from Uttar Pradesh will participate in this years Republic Day parade in New Delhi.
This year,Uttar Pradesh will not participate in the annual parade in the national capital as the state failed to get its theme approved by the Centre in time, an official of the state Information department said.
He claimed that the government received the Centres official communication asking for the theme very late.
Every year,the Centre asks the states about the theme of their tableau. Accordingly,a proposal is forwarded. This year,we didnt receive any official communiqué initially from the Centre on this, said Ajay Upadhyaya,Additional Director in the state Information department. However,after the state government sent a letter to the Centre seeking directives,a formal letter arrived only two days before the last date for the submission of proposals,he added.
Between 1959 and 2006,this will be the tenth time when UPs tableau will not be seen in the annual event,said an official. The state had won the best tableau prize in 1984,and several others on three different occasions.
The last time the states tableau won any prize was in 2005. The themes of the states prize winning tablea-ux were Toys of Varanasi,Simon Go Back,Sarnath and Khurja Potteries.