The Sikh Regiment Contingent, which was led by Udaipur's Major Sarabjeet Singh, was conferred the honour of Best Marching Contingent among the three services at the awards announced on 30 January. Major Sarabjeet Singh, in his statement to UdaipurTimes, said that the award is a recognition of the hard work put in by the instructors as well as the soldiers of his contingent who practiced hard day and night regardless of the harsh winters.
Minister of State for Defence of India, Ajay Bhatt presented the trophies to the winners across different categories for best marching contingents and tableaux awards for the R Day parade on 26 January 2024 at New Delhi. The results were announced for different categories, one by a panel of judges and the other through online public vote conducted by MyGov.
Three panels of judges were appointed for assessing the performance of Marching Contingents from three Services, Marching Contingents from Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF)/other auxiliary forces and tableaux from various States/Union Territories and Ministries/Departments. On the basis of the assessment of the panels, the results are as under:
In addition to the panel of judges, a web page was created on MyGov platform for online registration of citizens for watching the Republic Day Parade and Beating the Retreat Ceremony 2024 online. An online poll was conducted by MyGov for the citizens to vote for their favourite Tableaux from States/UTs and Ministries/Departments as also amongst the Marching contingents to select the best amongst popular choice category. The online poll for the popular choice was conducted between January 25-27, 2024 on MyGov web page. The results are:
Information Source: PIB.GOV.IN