The stunning Uttarakhand tableau, which won the third prize, at the 72nd Republic Day celebration in New Delhi, will be preserved and kept for display at the museum of Department of Culture in Garhi Cantt, Dehradun.
While Uttarakhand has participated several times in the past, this was the first occasion when the state won an award. The award was received by Uttarakhand’s representative and team leader Deputy Director KS Chauhan at the hands of Union Minister Kiren Rijiju.
CM Trivendra Singh Rawat called it a moment of great pride for the state and instructed the tableau to be preserved at the museum. The mesmerizing jhanki titled Kedarkhand received immense appreciation from all quarters and bowled over the viewers with its grandeur.
Along with a model of Kedarnath, the tableau also had the state animal musk deer, the state bird Monal and state flower Brahma Kamal. Lord Shiva’s vehicle Nandi also found a place in the center of the jhanki.
It took three days for the tableau to reach Dehradun from New Delhi. The museum is currently under construction and once it is completed, the Kedarkhand jhanki would be open for visitors.