More than four thousand people including diplomats, officials, and media persons have been invited for the Independence Day celebrations at the Red Fort and are being held keeping in mind the dignity of the program and the balance of the Covid-19 protocol. This information was given by the Ministry of Defense on Friday.
The ministry said that seating arrangements have been made between the two guests under the guidelines of two yards. It said that members presenting the Salute Guard have been kept in isolation.
It said that keeping in view the security, cadets of NCC (National Cadet Corps) have been invited to watch the program (in place of small school children) and they will sit at Gyanpath.
All invitees have been urged to wear masks. It said masks have also been kept ready for distribution to people at the site. The Ministry said that similarly, hand sanitizers will be available at predetermined locations. Boards have been placed at important places to attract the attention of the invitees.
It said that wooden flooring has been done and rugs have been laid at the seating and walking places to maintain smooth movement of people and avoid congestion. The ministry said that additional doors of sufficient width have been fitted with metal detectors to avoid queuing.