The Republic Day celebrations will now start yearly from January 23 as an alternative of January 24 to incorporate the start anniversary of freedom fighter Subash Chandra Bose, authorities sources mentioned on Saturday. That is in keeping with the Narendra Modi authorities’s give attention to commemorating vital points of India’s historical past and tradition, they mentioned, noting it had earlier began celebrating Bose’s start anniversary as “Parakram Divas”.
Roughly 24,000 folks shall be permitted to attend the Republic Day parade on January 26 this 12 months given the COVID-19 scenario within the nationwide capital, sources within the defence institution mentioned on Saturday. In 2020, earlier than the pandemic struck India, round 1.25 lakh folks had been permitted to attend the parade, they famous.
Final 12 months’s Republic Day parade befell amid the Covid pandemic and near 25,000 folks had been allowed to attend it, sources talked about.
Like final 12 months, this time too the parade might not have any international dignitary because the chief visitor as a result of pandemic, they mentioned, including India was planning to ask the leaders of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan.
Out of the roughly 24,000 individuals who shall be attending the parade this 12 months, 19,000 can be invited and the remaining can be most of the people, who should buy tickets, sources mentioned. All COVID-19 protocols shall be adopted on the parade. Social distancing norms can be adopted whereas making the seating preparations, they talked about, including sanitiser dispensers shall be obtainable in all places and carrying masks can be obligatory.
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