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No Decorations at Red Fort on Independence Day 2023, Know The Reason Why?

raditionally, the Red Fort dons a splendid attire for the Independence Day celebration. However, this year, a conscious decision has been made to let the fort retain its authentic charm, foregoing the usual extravagant embellishments. While grand decorations may be absent, the importance of security remains unwavering

Written by  Prerit Chauhan   |  August 11th 2023 04:03 PM  |  Updated: August 12th 2023 11:31 AM

No Decorations at Red Fort on Independence Day 2023, Know The Reason Why?

As the calendar turns to August 15th, the historic Red Fort, an iconic symbol of India's struggle for independence, prepares to host a grand celebration. The man of the hour, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will graciously unfurl the national flag atop the fort's regal ramparts. The scene is set for a momentous occasion, meticulously planned and executed to uphold the significance of this day in the nation's history.

Traditionally, the Red Fort dons a splendid attire for the Independence Day celebration. However, this year, a conscious decision has been made to let the fort retain its authentic charm, foregoing the usual extravagant embellishments. While grand decorations may be absent, the importance of security remains unwavering. Stringent measures are in place to ensure the safety and security of all participants and attendees.

This year's Independence Day celebration brings forth a unique spectacle that promises to captivate the hearts of the nation. Adorning the fort's grand ramparts will be a magnificent G-20 emblem meticulously crafted from vibrant and aromatic flowers. Adding to the allure of the event, couples elegantly attired in traditional dress will represent each of the states, symbolizing the unity in diversity that defines India.

A distinguished gathering of 622 village leaders, who play pivotal roles in the grassroots of the country, will grace the event with their presence. Among the esteemed guests are the Shram Yogis, the diligent individuals who contributed significantly to the construction of the Central Vista Building, a symbol of India's progress and modernity. The celebration doesn't stop there; the event will also honor other special guests, including primary school teachers, nurses, fisherfolk, and the devoted Shram Yogis from the Border Road, along with those associated with the Household Water Scheme.

The security arrangements for this grand event are robust and extensive. A formidable force of over 10,000 Delhi Police personnel will be strategically deployed along the route, ensuring a safe environment for all. A sophisticated network of more than 1,000 CCTV cameras, coupled with cutting-edge artificial intelligence cameras and facial recognition systems, will maintain a vigilant eye over the event, providing timely intervention if any suspicious activity is detected. A highly-trained team of personnel will be stationed on rooftops, adding an extra layer of security to the proceedings.

Around the Red Fort, comprehensive anti-drone, anti-aircraft, and anti-sniping systems are activated, demonstrating the meticulous preparation to thwart any potential threats to the event. The focus is not only on the safety of the dignitaries and attendees but also on the preservation of the sanctity of the event itself.

The climax of this grand celebration will take place at 7:30 AM on the morning of August 15th when Prime Minister Narendra Modi proudly hoists the national flag. Following this inspiring gesture, PM Modi will address the entire nation from the historical Red Fort, echoing the vision of a strong and united India. The event reaches a delightful conclusion as a spectacular flower shower, emanating from a helicopter above, adds a touch of elegance and charm, underscoring the beauty of this remarkable day.

- PTC PUNJABI


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