Today the countrymen are celebrating their 77th Independence Day. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hoist the flag at 7 am.
New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation for the 10th consecutive time on Tuesday from the ramparts of the Red Fort. This will be his last address from the Red Fort before the next year’s Lok Sabha elections. , On reaching the Red Fort, the PM will be welcomed by Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, Minister of State for Defense Ajay Bhatt and Defense Secretary Giridhar Aramne. The PM’s Guard of Honor contingent will include one officer and 25 personnel each from the Army, Air Force and Delhi Police and one officer and 24 personnel from the Navy.
It is expected that the Prime Minister may outline the developments in various sectors since 2014 and outline his vision for the years to come, as he has done in his previous addresses. The speeches often referred to India’s growing global stature and highlighted national interest as well as security and foreign policy…
PM will hoist the national flag
The command of the guard of honor will be in the hands of Major Vikas Sangwan. After this, the PM will move towards the ramparts of the Red Fort, where he will unfurl the national flag. Major Nikita Nair and Major Jasmine Kaur will assist the Prime Minister in unfurling the national flag. After the flag is hoisted, the national salute will be given to the tricolor. During this, two helicopters of the Indian Air Force will shower flowers at the Mark-3 Dhruv venue. Then PM Modi will address the nation at 7:30 am.
special guests were invited
Many new initiatives have been taken to celebrate the 77th Independence Day. A large number of guests have been invited this year as compared to last year. For this ceremony, 1800 people belonging to different professions from all over the country have been invited as special guests along with their spouses.
These include the sarpanch, people associated with the Farmers Producer Organization Scheme, participants of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana, construction workers from the Central Vista project including the New Parliament House. Apart from these, Khadi workers, construction of border roads, Amrit Sarovar, people associated with Har Ghar Jal Yojana, primary school teachers, nurses and fishermen will also be part of the programme.
Security has also been tightened in Delhi in view of Independence Day. 10,000 personnel and 1,000 cameras have been installed to keep a close watch. Anti-drone systems have also been installed at the Red Fort. Snipers, elite SWAT commandos and sharpshooters will be deployed for the security of the Prime Minister and other VVIP guests.