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Things to know about 74th Independence Day

Things to know about 74th Independence Day

India is going to celebrate 74th Independence Day on August 15. However, due to COVID-19 pandemic, only a small number of people will participate in the celebrations.

In this context, here are some important things to know about 74th Independence Day celebrations:

  • This year, school children will not be involved in the Independence Day celebrations.
  • The number of guests will also be fewer. Only a few NCC cadets will participate. The staff will wear PPE kits.
  • The central government advised the states and union territories to invite COVID-19 warriors like healthcare personnel, doctors, sanitation workers etc. as guests.
  • The states are also asked to give a push to the theme of self-reliant India.
  • The central government is likely to invite COVID-19 warriors as guests. A few people who have recovered from COVID-19 will also participate.
  • The number of invitees for celebrations at the Red Fort will also be fewer.
  • As per sources, only 20 per cent of the usual number of VVIPs and other invitees will attend the Independence Day celebrations live.
  • Chairs will be arranged with a distance of six feet as per COVID-19 protocols.
  • The Red Fort was shut down on August 1 for sanitization and preparatory measures and shall remain closed till the event.
  • The military bands will not perform live, but their recorded show will be telecasted on Independence Day.
  • ‘At Home’ reception is hosted by the President of India to mark the Independence Day and Republic Day each year.
  • Normally, the number of guests or invites would be more than 1,000 for this reception. But, this time the number of guests will not exceed 100.
  • All states and union territories will have to follow safety measures while organizing programmes or conducting activities. These include wearing face masks, maintaining social distancing, following proper sanitization measures etc.

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