Ahead of the Independence Day next month, the government has pressed for the use of technology “in a best possible manner for the celebration befitting the occasion.” In its Independence Day advisory released in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the government has strictly directed to avoid large gatherings and congregation of people in large numbers.
“The events organized could be web-cast in order to reach out people at large, who are not able to participate,” the release issued by Ministry of Home Affairs stated.
The Independence Day celebrations in the national capital shall consist of the ceremony at the Red Fort which will include the presentation of a Guard of Honour by the Armed Forces and the Delhi Police to the Prime Minister, unfurling of the National Flag accompanied by playing of the National Anthem and firing of 21-gun salute. The prime minister’s speech shall be followed by the singing of the National Anthem and the release of tricoloured balloons at the end. “At Home” reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan will take place.
Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issues advisory for Independence Day celebrations. Ask all govt offices, states, Governors etc to avoid congregation of public and use technology for the celebrations.#COVID19pic.twitter.com/aQlxy9GXNA
— ANI (@ANI)July 24, 2020
“Performance of Police/Military bands may be recorded at places of historic importance associated with the Independence mov