India will celebrate its 74th Independence day while maintaining social distancing, following the MHA guidelines, and avoiding large congregations.
This year, because of the pandemic, only 250 people have been invited to join the celebration at Red Fort against up to 1000 people invited every year. The event will be aired ‘live’.
The government has quarantined over 350 Delhi police officers who are going to be the guard of honour at Red Fort.
The celebration at the Red For will constitute PM's speech, a 21-gun salute hoisting the national flag, the national anthem and releasing tricolour balloons.
The government has decided not to invite any school children at the event. Schools are urged to hold an online program for the students.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will present a new outline for a self-reliant India in his address to the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on August 15.
The performances of military bands will be recorded and played on large screen and digital media during the event.
Separately, a leading diaspora group in the US will host India's National Flag at the Times Square this week, the first time the Indian tricolour will be unfurled at the iconic New York City destination.
The Delhi government has decided to invite 'corona warriors', including a doctor, nurse and a plasma donor, for its low key Independence Day event to be held at the Delhi Secretariat.
The Haryana government decided not to allow large gatherings and advised against the participation of children below 10 years in the Independence day functions across the state
Jammu authorities have intensified security across the region with increased checking and patrolling ahead of Independence Day celebrations
The Odisha government slightly modified its earlier order on weekend shutdown in four districts and relaxed norms to allow people to unfurl the National Flag on August 15.