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In Delhi, the rehearsal took place amid the downpour. Visuals from the Red Fort exhibited personnel in mask, observing social distancing while marching in line to the tune of the band.

india Updated: Aug 13, 2020 11:26 IST

Full dress rehearsal for Independence Day celebrations being held at Sher-i-Kashmir Stadium in Srinaga Full dress rehearsal for Independence Day celebrations being held at Sher-i-Kashmir Stadium in Srinaga(ANI)

With the 74th Independence Day just around the corner, various parts of the country, including the iconic Red Fort in the national capital, witnessed the full dress rehearsal of the event on Thursday.

Although Covid-19 has been a dampener for most events and occasions this year, the spirits of the participating personnel in the full dress rehearsal events across the country soared high and in full enthusiasm for the event that is to take place on August 15.  

#WATCH Full dress rehearsal at Red Fort today for 74th Independence Day celebrations pic.twitter.com/dNEXobRsue

— ANI (@ANI) August 13, 2020

In Delhi, the rehearsal took place amid the downpour. Visuals from the Red Fort exhibited personnel in mask, observing social distancing while marching in line to the tune of the band.

In an Independence Day advisory issued last month, the government had pressed for the use of technology “in a best possible manner for the celebration befitting the occasion,” also directing to avoid large gatherings and congregation of people in large numbers.

Jammu: Full dress rehearsal was held at Mini Stadium Parade Ground today for Independence Day celebrations pic.twitter.com/kCcRH8A4Gg

— ANI (@ANI) August 13, 2020

“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 social media,” the release noted.

This year’s Independence Day celebrations in the national capital shall consist of the ceremony at the Red Fort which will include the presentation of a Guard of Honour by the Armed Forces and the Delhi Police to the Prime Minister.

Bhopal: Full dress rehearsal held at Motilal Nehru Stadium Parade Ground today for 74th Independence Day celebrations #MadhyaPradesh pic.twitter.com/14az0XsRng

— ANI (@ANI) August 13, 2020

The unfurling of the National Flag will take place as usual accompanied by the playing of the National Anthem and firing of 21-gun salute. The prime minister’s speech shall be followed by the singing of the National Anthem and the release of tricoloured balloons towards the end.

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