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Red fort is inviting 1,800 special guests on Independence Day 2023, including farmers, nurses, and fishermen.

PM Modi will lead the nation in celebrating the 77th Independence Day on 15 August with festivities at the Red Fort. The Defence Ministry has announced that approximately 1,800 individuals from various professions, along with their partners, have been invited as ‘Special Guests’ to attend the events.

PM Modi is set to raise the flag and give his traditional address to the nation from the ramparts of the historic landmark. The ministry has confirmed that there have been fewer special guests than in previous years, with around 1,800 invited as part of its ‘Jan Bhagidari’ vision.

A special guest is being invited for Independence Day.

The statement indicates that the ‘Special Guests’ consist of over 400 sarpanches from more than 660 vibrant villages, 250 individuals from farmer producer organizations program, 50 participants from Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme and Prana Pachekar Yogis, 5 Shram Yoggiers from Central Vista Project, including New Parliament Building, Khadi workers involved in building border roads, and an Amrit Sarovar and Har Ghar Jal Yojana.

In addition to them, 50 primary school teachers, nurses, and fishermen have been invited to the Red fort’s celebration.

The statement indicated that a few of the Special Guests will be visiting the National War Memorial and meeting Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Ajay Bhatt during their stay in Delhi.

The ceremony at Red Fort has been attended by 75 couples from across the country, all dressed in traditional attire, as per the statement.

According to ANI report, 50 prominent ‘Karmyogis’ (Corporals) from the BRO and their spouses will be among the guests at the 76th Independence Day ceremony. This is the first time in Indian independence and the second time that members of the same rank have been invited to attend in person for an exclusive occasion.

Selfie Points:.

The ministry statement revealed that 12 locations, such as National War Memorial, India Gate, Vijay Chowk (Delhi Airport), New Delhi Railway Station, Pragati Maidan, and Raj Ghat, have selfie points dedicated to different government initiatives.

Global Hope, Vaccine & Yoga, Ujjwala Yojana, Space Power, Digital India, Skill India and Start-up India are some of the schemes/initiatives that have been launched.

The Ministry of Defence has announced that an online selfie contest will be conducted from August 15-20 on MyGov portal as part of the celebrations. The statement also revealed that all official invites have been sent online through aamantran portal, and 17,000 e-invitation cards have already been distributed through the portal.

The online selfie competition will choose twelve winners, one from each installation, and award them with 10,000 each.

Preparations for Independence Day: Traffic.

The Delhi Traffic police have cautioned commuters to take alternative routes at the designated times in anticipation of Independence Day celebrations on August 15.

The advisory states that the roads from 4 am to 11 am on 15 August will be closed for traffic. The eights roads to avoid include Delhi Gate, Chatta Rail, and YVR.

The advisory states that vehicles without parking labels for Independence Day may not be allowed to park at the following locations: C-Hexagon India Gate, Copernicus Marg, Mandi House, Sikandra Road, W Point, A point Tilak Marg and Mathura Road.

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