Panaji, January 21, 2016 …. The State Government will present its Tableaux on the theme ‘Jagor’ at the Republic Day Cultural Pageantry  to be held at New Delhi on January 26, 2016.

As per the instructions of the Defence Ministry the work of the fabrication of  Goa Tableau has  commenced in the Republic Day Camp at Rashtriya Rangashala  Camp, Delhi Cantt near Kendriya  Vidyalaya and APS Colony, New Delhi  on December 24, 2015. So far  75% work of fabrication of  tableaux has been completed  and the entire work of fabrication  in all respects is expected to be completed by January 23, 2016, the day when  the full dress rehearsal of the Parade will be held at New Delhi.

 Altogether 24 artisans from Goa under the leadership of Shri  Sushant Khedekar,  Chief artist and a well known  artist from Marcel Shri  Dayanand Bhagat are  working on the fabrication work. As far as the fabrication work is concerned almost all the steel  work has  been completed. The music for the Tableau is composed and provided  by Shri Mukesh Ghatwal and  the performing artistes  under the  guidance of Mr. Bipin Khedekar are  doing rehearsals at Rajpath in  New Delhi which were held on  January 17 and January 18 and  subsequently two more rehearsals are  scheduled on January 21 and  January 22 before the full  dress rehearsal slated on   January 23, 2016.

As a part  of new initiative during  Republic  Day  Celebration 2016  this year all the  Tableaux of State Governments/UTS   that will be presented  on the occasion of R-Day Parade at New Delhi will be displayed accompanied by artists  for the vision  of general public  at Red Fort,  New Delhi  from  January 26, 2016 to January 29, 2016. Also there will be cultural performances  of tableau artists during this period.  

It may be noted that the Government has allotted the work of fabrication of float for  Republic Day Parade 2016  to Shri Sushant Khedekar  after the Tableaux proposals of  the State Government was selected by the Defence Ministry, Government of India for participation in R-Day Parade 2016.

Last year also the State Government presented its Tableaux on the theme ‘Fish O Goa’ at the Republic Day Parade, 2015 at  New Delhi.