Special about Independence Day 2021 – On every 15 August, India celebrates its freedom from British rule. This day is celebrated as a national holiday in India. India got independence from British rule on 15 August 1947. This year, India is celebrating its 75th Independence Day. On this day there are celebrations with flag hoisting, speeches, and cultural programs across the country. Independence Day marks the bravery and courage of our freedom fighters. Let’s find out the importance and specialty of the 75th Independence Day of India.
What is India Independence Day 2021 theme?
India Independence Day 2021 theme is ‘Nation First, Always First’.
Special about India Independence Day 2021
Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Independence Day celebrations in India will be different from the previous years. Preparations are underway across the country and authorities are enforcing special precautionary measures in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.The main ceremony at the Red Fort in Delhi will be celebrated under certain preventive measures.
Special about Independence Day 2021 – Independence Day 2021 celebrations at Red Fort
Ahead of the Independence Day celebrations, elaborate security arrangements have been made by the Delhi Police. The union home ministry has said that Independence Day programs will be organized in a way to avoid a large congregation of people and technology will be used in the best possible manner for the celebration of the occasion.
As per the order by the MHA released, the Independence Day celebrations in Delhi will consist of the following:
- The ceremony at Red Fort consists of the presentation of a Guard of Honour by the Armed Forces and the Delhi Police to the Prime Minister.
- The unfurling of the National Flag accompanied by playing of the National Anthem and firing of 21-gun salute.
- Showering of flower petals by the helicopters of Indian Air Force.
- Speech by the Prime Minister, Sh.Narendra Modi.
- Singing of the National Anthem immediately after PM’s speech.
- Release of tri-colored balloons at the end.
“At Home” reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan will be held.
Independence day celebration in 2021 – Special about Independence Day 2021 – Independence Day 2021 celebrations at Red Fort
MHA order said that “As regards holding of “At Home” reception at Raj Bhawan/Raj Niwas by the Governor/Lt. Governor on Independence Day, the matter is left to the discretion of Governors/Lt. Governors. However, in view of the Covid-19 pandemic, preventive measures such as maintaining social distancing, wearing of masks, proper sanitization, avoiding large congregations, protecting vulnerable groups, etc., and other measures as prescribed and recommended by the Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, are followed. It would be appropriate that Covid-19 warriors like doctors, health workers, sanitation workers, etc., are invited to the ceremony as a recognition of their noble service in the fight against the Covid-19 Pandemic. Some persons cured of Covid-19 infection may also be invited.”
Performance of Police/Military bands may be recorded at places of historic importance associated with the Independence movement; and recorded versions thereof may be displayed through large screens/digital media, during public functions and on various social media handles.