The Republic Day celebrations at Rajpath subsequent month are prone to witness plenty of adjustments together with smaller marching contingents, shorter distance for the parade and fewer spectators in comparison with the earlier years in view of the coronavirus pandemic, individuals conversant in the event mentioned on Wednesday. Every yr, India shows its navy may, wealthy cultural variety and socio-economic progress throughout the Republic Day celebrations on the Rajpath — town’s centrepiece boulevard.
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- The individuals cited above mentioned although the general hue of the Republic Day parade will probably be maintained, its scale and dimension will probably be restricted to an extent in view of the coronavirus pandemic.
- India has invited British Prime Minister Boris Johnson because the Chief Guest for the Republic Day parade.
- The preparations for the celebrations are being made maintaining in thoughts all COVID-19 protocols, mentioned an official.
- The individuals mentioned round 25,000 spectators will probably be allowed to witness the celebrations as towards a standard crowd of round 100,000 individuals and that youngsters beneath 15 years of age won’t be allowed entry.
- Similarly, the scale of the marching contingents is prone to be introduced down from round 144 in every contingent to round 96.
- The parade is prone to be of shorter distance. It will begin from Vijay Chowk and finish on the National Stadium as a substitute of the Red Fort, the individuals mentioned.
- Sources mentioned over 2,000 Army personnel have arrived in Delhi since late November for Republic Day and Army Day parades and they’re being stored in a “secure bubble”.
- The “secure bubble”, created within the Cantonment space, contains numerous camps and people chosen to remain in them may have virtually “zero connectivity” with the skin world until the Republic Day celebrations on January 26 are over, sources mentioned.
- The Army Day is well known on January 15. Similar preparations have been made by the Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force.
- Two contingents of the IAF have been chosen for the parade and one in every of them will take part in it.