New Delhi, Aug 14: For the first time ever, as soon as the National Flag is hoisted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi flower petals will be showered at the venue by two Mi-17 1V helicopters of the Indian Air Force in Amrut Formation on Sunday.
This came after the Defence Ministry in a statement spoke about the celebration on the occasion of Independence Day. Referring to the celebration of Amrut Formation, the Captain of the first helicopter will be Wing Commander Baldev Singh Bisht. The second chopper will be commanded by Wing Commander Nikhil Mehrotra.
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After the showering of flower petals, PM Narendra Modi will address the nation. At the conclusion of the speech of the Prime Minister, the cadets of National Cadet Corps (NCC) will sing the National Anthem. Five hundred (500) NCC cadets (Army, Navy and Air Force) from different schools will be taking part in this festival of National Fervour.
It should be noted that PM Modi had launched ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ from Sabarmati Ashramat Ahmedabad in Gujarat in March 2021 to celebrate 75 years of India’s Independence. The celebrations will continue till August 15, 2023. Apart from that, the Indian Armed Forces will be participating in different segments tomorrow.
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Thirty-two Olympic winners, including javelin thrower Subedar Neeraj Chopra, India’s first-ever Gold Medallist in track and field, along with two Sports Authority of India (SAI) officials have been invited to participate in the celebrations at the Red Fort. Around 240 Olympians, support staff, and SAI &sports federation officials have also been invited to grace the Gyan Path in front of the Ramparts. In Tokyo, India recorded its best-ever medal haul in the Olympics by bagging a total of seven medals - one Gold, two silver, and four bronze.
Meanwhile, to honor the Corona warriors who played a vital role in fighting the invisible enemy, COVID-19, a separate block on the Southside of the Rampart has been created.