‘No freedom’ to celebrate the spirit of free India this time

‘No freedom’ to celebrate the spirit of free India this time

The pandemic threat looms large over Independence Day celebrations as only a few persons would be attending the function at the Guru Nanak Stadium this time. Though ‘adequate’ security arrangements have been made, there would be limited gathering with no performance of schoolchildren this time.

Cabinet Minister OP Soni would preside over the function. According to information, there would be no parade during the function organised to mark the Independence Day and only 30 cops would participate in the symbolic parade.

The SDMs have been deputed to award freedom fighters. They will visit their homes for handing over the awards. Due to the pandemic threat, only limited persons have been invited to the programme. The cases are increasing in the holy city with each passing day and the district, too, is among the top districts of Punjab in mortality rate.

Meanwhile, local kite makers are still hopeful of selling kites prepared by them. Jagmohan Kanojia said he had prepared kites with pictures of heroes of India’s independence struggle, prime ministers and presidents of the country since the Independence. — TNS

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