Amid the coronavirus pandemic this yr, Independence Day celebrations might be totally different. In a primary, navy bands will carry out for a fortnight throughout the nation forward of Independence Day celebrations on August 15, officers mentioned on Wednesday.
“The performances are intended to express gratitude and appreciation of the nation towards the corona warriors who have been steadfastly fighting to stop the spread of the coronavirus in the country even at the risk of their lives,” a Defence Ministry assertion mentioned.
The bands of the military, navy and police have carried out at Porbandar, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Raipur, Amritsar, Guwahati, Allahabad and Kolkata up to now.
On Wednesday, the navy and police bands will carry out in Vishakhapatnam, Nagpur and Gwalior. On August 7, the navy bands are scheduled to carry out in Srinagar and Kolkata.
The tri-services band may have three performances in Delhi – on the Red Fort, Rajpath and the India Gate on August 8, 9 and 12.
“Military and police bands will also perform in Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Shimla and Almora on August 8; in Chennai, Nasirabad, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Dandi on August 9 and in Imphal, Bhopal and Jhansi on August 12,” the assertion mentioned.
The last performances, within the collection, might be held on August 13 in Lucknow, Faizabad, Shillong, Madurai and Champaran.