On the Republic Day this year, the tableau of Haryana will showcase the sporting prowess of the state on the theme of 'Haryana- Number One in Sports’, in which several international level sports persons will be present.
Officials said that it is a matter of great privilege and honour that sportspersons from Haryana, a state with only 1.3 percent geographical area and 2.09 percent population of the country, have participated in many national and international sports competitions, including the prestigious Olympic Games and brought laurels to the country.
"Out of a total of 7 medals won by India in Tokyo Olympics-2020, Haryana sports persons won medals, including the lone gold medal in individual category. As a token of honour, the Haryana Government honoured the sportspersons of the state who participated in the Tokyo Olympics with a cash prize of Rs 25.40 crore. Similarly, the sportspersons of Haryana, who brought laurels to the country in Tokyo Paralympics 2020, were also honoured with cash prizes of Rs 28.15 crore," the government statement said.
Besides Tokyo Olympics and Tokyo Paralympics -2020, the sportspersons of Haryana won 4 medals out of a total of 6 medals won by India in Olympic- 2012 and one medal out of India’s two medals in Olympic- 2016. Likewise, in Asiad- 2018, Haryana sports persons won 17 medals out of India’s total medal tally of 69 medals and won 21 medals out of a total of 57 medals won by India in Asiad- 2012.
Haryana sports persons performed extremely well and won 20 and 22 medals in CommonWealth Games of 2014 and 2018 respectively.
The Haryana Tableau is divided in two parts, the front part consists of horses and a conch. The horses pulling the chariot symbolize ‘Vijay Rath’ from the Mahabharata. The conch placed here is a symbol of Lord Krishna's conch shell. The second part of the tableau is divided into four parts. In the first part, in the arena built on the lines of the Olympic games, two wrestlers are seen giving a demonstration of a wrestling bout on the mat. On the rear two parts, 10 famous sportspersons of Haryana of international level will be seen standing.
On the posterior side of the tableau, a life-size replica of Olympian Neeraj Chopra in javelin throwing posture will be there. On both sides of the Tableau, the activities of sportspersons from selected sports of Haryana like Boxing, Weight-lifting, Shooting, Discus-Throw and Hockey have been depicted in high relief.
Additional Director, Information, Public Relations and Languages Department, Haryana, Kuldeep Saini along with sportspersons Bajrang Punia, Rani Rampal, Yogeshwar Dutt, Mamta Kharb, Sumit Antil, Deepak Punia, Harvinder, Yogesh Kathuniya, Rampal, Ranjeet, Ashu Wrestling and Anil Wrestling will be on the tableau.