New Delhi: The Independence Day noticed on August 15 is normally celebrated with grandeur, gaiety, fervour and enthusiasm every year. Nevertheless, in view of Coronavirus pandemic, the central authorities has issued a detailed advisory to States/Union Territories how celebrations might be held in a fashion befitting the event at state capital, district headquarters, sub-divisions and panchayat-levels. ALSO READ | BMC Restricts Gathering For Residence Set up Of ‘Ganesh Idol’ In New Directives For Upcoming Ganpati Competition
In a press release launched by the Ministry of Residence Affairs on Friday, the federal government stated that the theme of “Aatmanirbhar Bharat” will probably be suitably unfold and publicised among the many lots by means of varied actions/messages within the capabilities and on social media throughout Independence Day celebrations.
In a 4 web page advisory issued right now, the federal government of India burdened upon sure preventive measures equivalent to sustaining social distancing, carrying of masks, correct sanitization, avoiding giant congregations, defending susceptible individuals, and observe all tips associated to COVID-19 issued by the Ministry of Residence Affairs and Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare whereas organizing varied programmes or actions for the Independence Day celebrations.
Ministry of Residence Affairs (MHA) points advisory for Independence Day celebrations. Ask all govt workplaces, states, Governors and so on to keep away from congregation of public and use expertise for the celebrations. #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/aQlxy9GXNA
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Conserving in thoughts to keep away from the big gathering on the occasion, MHA has determined that the ceremony at Pink Fort will consist of the presentation of a Guard of Honour by the Armed Forces and the Delhi Police to the Prime Minister, unfurling of the Nationwide Flag accompanied by taking part in of the Nationwide Anthem and firing of 21-gun salute, speech by the Prime Minister, singing of the Nationwide Anthem instantly after PM’s speech, and launch of tricoloured balloons on the finish.
Equally, the celebrations marked at district or Panchayat stage might observe unfurling of the Nationwide Flag by a Minister, Commissioner or District Justice of the Peace; taking part in of the Nationwide Anthem; parade by State Police personnel; speech by the eminent officers explaining the importance of 15th August and exhorting the viewers to work for the unity and integrity of the nation; and singing of the Nationwide Anthem.
The MHA on this yr’s occasion has underlined the the necessity to depend on expertise. “All programmes must be organised in a method that giant congregation of individuals is prevented and expertise is utilized in very best method for celebration befitting the event,” the advisory stated.
Centre additional suggested that COVID-19 warriors like medical doctors, well being staff, sanitation staff could also be invited within the ceremony as a recognition of their noble service in struggle in opposition to COVID-19 Pandemic.