February 26, 2021

No cultural programmes to have fun Independence Day: Assam authorities

GUWAHATI: Following COVID-19 pandemic, Assam authorities requested to not organise cultural programmes or Sports activities occasions as part of the Official Celebration within the Independence Day celebration on August 15.

The state authorities pointers bar participation of College & School College students, Nationwide Cadet Corps, and Scouts Guides within the ceremonial March-past.

The order said that it will be applicable that the theme of “Aatmanirbhar Bharat” is suitably unfold and revealed amongst the plenty via numerous actions/messages within the capabilities and social media in the course of the Independence Day celebration.

Dr. M. Angamuthu, Commissioner & Secretary to the Authorities of Assam Basic Administration Division said {that a} ceremony within the morning (after 9.00 AM) shall be held on the state capital for unfurling of the Nationwide Flag by the Chief Minister. The Nationwide anthem shall be performed. It shall be adopted by a speech by the Chief Minister. There shall be a presentation of Guard of Honour and March-past by the police together with Assam police.

The rules said that invitation for the Celebration shall be restricted protecting in thoughts the well being protocols issued in relation to the prevalence of COVID-19. The invitation shall not exceed one-third of the seating capability of the venue.It could even be applicable that COVID-19 warriors like medical doctors, well being employees, sanitation employees, and many others

are invited within the ceremony as recognition of their noble service within the battle in opposition to COVID-19 pandemic. Some individuals cured from COVID-19 pandemic an infection can also be invited.

The order said Award Ceremony shall not be performed as part of the programme. Nevertheless, the names of the awardees could also be introduced on the official operate. The association for sitting on the venue shall strictly be in conformity with the Well being Protocols and norms of Social Distancing issued by the Ministry of Well being and Family Welfare.

“Lunch, high-tea or any comparable programme shall not be organized as part of the celebration or as a separate occasion to keep away from public gathering”.

Your complete Parade contingents in addition to the Parade band for the March-past shall be examined for COVID-19 earlier than their participation Norms of social distancing shall be maintained on the factors of entry and exit. The entry and exit shall be organized in such a method as to keep away from clustering of individuals in compliance with the well being advisory issued by the Ministry of Well being and Family Welfare.

Efficiency of police/navy bands could also be recorded at locations of historic significance related to Independence motion and recorded variations thereof could also be displayed via giant screens/digital media, throughout public capabilities and on social media.