Lucknow: Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Dinesh Sharma was the Chief Guest at the Republic Day Beating the Retreat celebration, 2021 held at Reserve Police Line. Uttar Pradesh Information and Public Relations Department was awarded the second prize. Vinod Kumar Pandey, Joint Director of the Department, received the award on behalf of Director Information.
Dr Dinesh Sharma gave the first prize to the tableau presented by Uttar Pradesh Tourism Department on the occasion of Republic Day-2021, second prize went jointly to Uttar Pradesh Information and Public Relations Department and Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited. Lucknow Mahotsav Samiti was awarded the third prize.
It is noteworthy that the tableau was prepared by the Information Department under the efficient guidance of Additional Chief Secretary Information, Navneet Sehgal and Director of Information, Shishir, which was demonstrated during the Republic Day-2021 parade.
In the schools and colleges category – Dr. Sharma gave the first prize to Lucknow Public Schools and Colleges, second prize to Uttar Pradesh Language Institute, City Montessori School and Uttar Pradesh Punjabi Academy jointly among various tableau on Republic Day.
In addition, consolation prizes were awarded to Lucknow Development Authority, Aminabad Inter College and Uttar Pradesh Blind and Para Judo Association.
Cabinet Minister Dr. Mahendra Singh, Chief Secretary, Rajendra Kumar Tiwari, DGP Hitesh Chandra Awasthi, Divisional Commissioner, Ranjan Kumar, District Magistrate, Abhishek Prakash and other senior officers were present on the occasion.