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Monday , January 28 , 2013
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HRD tops parade pride

Siksha se mile aadhaar, Karein hum apne sapne saakaar, Mile agar avsar, Toh chhun len hum akash (Education is the base to fulfill dreams, when we get the chance, the sky is our limit).

Education for all was the thrust of the state human resources development (HRD) department tableau at Republic Day parade on Saturday on Morabadi grounds, Ranchi, which was adjudged best among 24. Governor Syed Ahmed handed over HRD department officials the prize at a ceremony at Raj Bhavan on Sunday.

This year, spectators in Delhi and on television screens across the country, also saw Jharkhand’s tableau in the main parade. In it, artisans Mani Malhar and Dasrath Malhar from Khunti demonstrated the dokra art form. Folk artistes from Namkum also presented songs.

In the state, government departments, public-sector undertakings and business houses showcased their achievements through 24 tableaux.

While HRD bagged the first prize, animal husbandry and drinking water and sanitation departments came second and third.

The animal husbandry highlighted benefits of a milk-based economy. The department of drinking water and sanitation sounded a message of cleanliness and hygiene.

Others such as forest and environment, tourism and mining took up themes of Yuva Varsh, spiritual tourism and environment. Visitors got a glimpse of the life of icon Birsa Munda and his struggle against the British in the tableau of information and public relations department. Panchayati raj department showcased rural empowerment.