Amid the coronavirus pandemic this yr, Independence Day celebrations will likely 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 stated on Wednesday.
“The performances are supposed to specific gratitude and appreciation of the nation in direction of the corona warriors who’ve been steadfastly combating to cease the unfold of the coronavirus within the nation even on the threat of their lives,” a Defence Ministry assertion stated.
The bands of the military, navy and police have carried out at Porbandar, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Raipur, Amritsar, Guwahati, Allahabad and Kolkata to this point.
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 can have three performances in Delhi – on the Crimson Fort, Rajpath and the India Gate on August 8, 9 and 12.
“Navy and police bands will even carry out 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 stated.
The ultimate performances, within the sequence, will likely be held on August 13 in Lucknow, Faizabad, Shillong, Madurai and Champaran.