The Independence Day, which is historically marked with pomp and gaiety, will likely be a subdued and restricted affair this year owing to the circumstances created by the Covid-19 pandemic. Although the 74th I-Day will likely be celebrated in a way befitting the event, it would witness a truncated checklist of dignitaries, chairs as an alternative of rugs for seating in a number of areas, police in private protecting tools, and no participation of schoolchildren.
“At the Red Fort, as an alternative of the 900-1000 invitees yearly, round 250 individuals will likely be current because the Prime Minister addresses the nation,” an official with the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) had instructed The Indian Express. The remaining checklist will likely be ready by the Defence Ministry.
Later within the afternoon, in the course of the ‘At Home’ operate in Rashtrapati Bhavan, the main target will likely be on India’s “Corona Warriors”, with invites more likely to be prolonged to medical professionals and key figures within the well being sector.