Tableaux displayed at the 63{+r}{+d}Republic Day celebrations here on Thursday highlighted the various schemes launched by the Kiran Kumar Reddy government, each of them invariably sporting his portrait.

A float provided a live display of implementation of Rajiv Yuva Kiranalu, the scheme launched to ensure 15 lakh jobs in three years, with “unemployed” queuing up at a skill development training centre. A complete landscape showing fields being irrigated with an agricultural pumpset was the theme of another tableau to explain Indira Jala Prabha, a scheme being implemented to develop 10 lakh acres of fallow land.

Seventeen other tableaux held a mirror to the activities undertaken by the departments. For the first time, Election Commission and Indian Institute of Aerospace Technology and Management, put up floats, focusing on voter enrolment and training offered to make aircraft engineers.

A hydraulic ladder of the Disaster Management Department positioned in the middle of the grounds that rose up to a height of 162 ft and released a bunch of tricolour balloons attracted attention. The Animal Husbandry Department did not come up with a tableau, although it was listed in the programme, while no official turned up to receive the prize from Governor E. S. L. Narasimhan, for the float of Rajiv Swagruha Corporation which was adjudged the third best.

Live scene

There was widespread appreciation for that of Factories & Boilers Department containing a live scene of the factory.

It bagged the first prize at the event.

D. Srinivasulu, Secretary, Labour, Employment & Factories, expressed happiness that the tableau displayed by his department at Republic Day celebrations at Parade Grounds bagged the first prize depicting the various schemes being implemented by it for workers.

Mr. Srinivasulu said through the schemes, marriages of their children were being facilitated, support extended to pregnant women, assistance to the family in case of accidents/disability of the worker, medical aid against chronic diseases and overall safety and health measure for building and construction workers.

  • Animal Husbandry Department fails to come up with a tableau

  • Rajiv Swagruha officials fail to turn up to receive prize from Governor