Performers of Independence Day programme to receive awards
Each of the awardees will also get a trophy and certificate for extraordinary performance.
The Independence Day programme at Red Road has been held each year, since its inception in 2012, after the initiative was taken by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Besides the performances of students from various schools, there were tableaux featuring different development projects of the West Bengal government. The department with the most impressive tableau during the Independence Day parade will also receive an award.
The state Information and Cultural Affairs department will be the recipient of the first position for its presentation of the ‘Lokoprasar’ scheme.
The food and supplies department has bagged the award for the second best tableau for its presentation of the Khadyasathi project.
Under the scheme, the state government distributes rice at Rs 2 per kg among around nine crore people. The tableau based on the Sabujsathi project has fetched the award of the third position to the state forest department.
Bethune Collegiate School, Behala Saradha Vidyapeeth for Girls and Sakhawat Memorial Girls High School were chosen for the first, second and third position respectively. Students of the three schools had performed in the Independence Day parade.
The Kolkata Police will also be getting a special award for the performance of Khukri dance. The programme in which the participants will be awarded will be announced soon.
Hundreds of people had gathered on both sides of Red Road to watch the colourful parade and the programme had begun with the hoisting of national flag by the Chief Minister.