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Here’s how India’s 74th Independence Day celebrations will take place this year

Here’s how India’s 74th Independence Day celebrations will take place this year
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  • On August 15, India will celebrate its 74th Independence day amidst social distancing.
  • This year, 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 also decided not to invite any school children at the event. Schools have been urged to hold an online program for the students.
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Our Independence day is around the corner. Every year, on August 15, the nation unites to celebrate this occasion with enthusiasm and great fervour. Indians gather in large numbers to celebrate its independence — schools, colleges, offices hoist the tricolour flag, and await the Prime Minister’s patriotic speech. There’s also a parade held at the Red Fort, New Delhi, by all the three armed forces.

This year, India’s 74th Independence day celebrations will be different due to the coronavirus pandemic. People are requested to stay at home and celebrate the day. While there will be small gatherings in the country, all the state governments have announced strict guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.



India will celebrate its 74th Independence day while maintaining social distancing, following the MHA guidelines, and avoiding large congregations.

India will celebrate its 74th Independence day while maintaining social distancing, following the MHA guidelines, and avoiding large congregations.
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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’.

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’.
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The government has quarantined over 350 Delhi police officers who are going to be the guard of honour at Red Fort.

The government has quarantined over 350 Delhi police officers who are going to be the guard of honour at Red Fort.
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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 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.
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The government has decided not to invite any school children at the event. Schools are urged to hold an online program for the students.

The government has decided not to invite any school children at the event. Schools are urged to hold an online program for the students.
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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.

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.
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The performances of military bands will be recorded and played on large screen and digital media during the event.

The performances of military bands will be recorded and played on large screen and digital media during the event.
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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.

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.
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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 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.
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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

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
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Jammu authorities have intensified security across the region with increased checking and patrolling ahead of Independence Day celebrations

Jammu authorities have intensified security across the region with increased checking and patrolling ahead of Independence Day celebrations
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Road side tailor peer mohammed making mask in tri color like indian flag for sell to independence day on wedensday.

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