Red Fort is All Set for Independence Day, All You Need to Know

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As India marks 75 years of independence, the nation is gripped in patriotic fervour. This year, India is celebrating ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ to mark its 75 years of independence from British rule.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in March this year had launched ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ in Gujarat to mark the 75 years of India’s independence. The celebration will be continued till August 15, 2023.

As tradition, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hoist national flag at the Red Fort in New Delhi and then he will deliver customary speech addressing the nation.

Upon PM Modi’s arrival at the Red Fort, defence minister Rajnath Singh, along with state defence minister Ajay Bhatt and Defence Secretary will receive him. The defence secretory will introduce the General Officer Commanding (GoC), Delhi Area to the PM. The GoC then will take PM Modi to the saluting base where he will be presented general salute by the Inter-Services and Delhi Police Guard. Thereafter, PM Modi will inspect Guard of Honour.

The Guard of Honour contingent includes 20 men from the Indian Army, Indian Air Force, Indian Navy and Delhi Police.

After inspecting the Guard of Honour, the Prime Minster will head to the rampart of Red Fort where he will hoist the national flag.

Thereafter, the Tri Colour will get national salute. “The Navy Band, consisting of 16 men will play the National Anthem during hoisting of the National Flag and the ‘Rashritya Salute’”, according to the Ministry of Defence press release.

This year thirty-two Olympic winner including javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra will be present at the celebration ceremony along with other sports personalities.

A separate block has been created for the Corona warriors who put their lives on stake to serve the Indians during first and second wave of the Covid-19.

“For the first time ever, this year as soon as the National Flag is hoisted by the Prime Minister, flower petals will be showered at the venue by two Mi 17 1V helicopters of the Indian Air Force in Amrut Formation”, said the press release.

After the flower showering, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver his customary speech to mark the Independence Day.

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