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President Kovind addresses nation on I-Day eve: ‘Nation salutes fallen soldiers of Galwan’

Police personnel throughout costume rehearsal of Independence Day celebrations at Guru Nanak Dev Stadium in Ludhiana

The Independence Day, which is historically marked with pomp and gaiety, will probably be a subdued and restricted affair this 12 months owing to the circumstances created by the Covid-19 pandemic. Though the 74th I-Day will probably be celebrated in a way befitting the event, it is going to witness a truncated listing of dignitaries, chairs as a substitute of rugs for seating in a number of areas, police in private protecting tools, and no participation of schoolchildren.

“On the Pink Fort, as a substitute of the 900-1000 invitees yearly, round 250 folks will probably be current because the Prime Minister addresses the nation,” an official with the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) had advised The Indian The Press Reporter. The ultimate listing will probably be ready by the Defence Ministry.

Later within the afternoon, through the ‘At House’ operate in Rashtrapati Bhavan, the main focus will probably be on India’s “Corona Warriors”, with invites prone to be prolonged to medical professionals and key figures within the well being sector.

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