Preparations on across the country to mark Independence Day

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Preparations are on across the Nation to celebrate the 73rd Independence Day tomorrow. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unfurl the National Flag from the ramparts of the Red Fort in New Delhi and address the nation.

Security has been tightened in the national capital . A multi-layered security ring, including NSG snipers, elite SWAT commandos and kite catchers, are placed around the Red Fort.

Special spotters of Delhi Police and the paramilitary force personnel are also keeping a hawk eye on parking areas. Sniffer dogs are also deployed as part of the extensive security deployment.

The venue, which will see the presence of senior ministers, top bureaucrats, foreign dignitaries and common people during the Prime Minister's address, will have multiple CCTV cameras.

Delhi Traffic Police has issued an advisory for the Independence Day function at the Red Fort . Seven roads including Netaji Subhash Marg, SP Mukherjee Marg, Chandni Chowk Road, Nishad Raj Marg, Esplanade Road, and Ring Road from Rajghat to Y-Point-Hanuman Setu will be closed for general public from tomorrow 4 a.m. to 10 a.m. and only labeled vehicles will be permitted.

In Tripura, parade rehearsals are going on in full force in all police and para-military headquarters and battalions. Most houses are getting prepared to hoist the Tri-colour flag in their premises.

Educational institutions, offices and commercial enterprises are also taking up various events and cultural functions and decoration themes to celebrate the freedom and pay tribute to the martyrs.

The main official programme will be held at Assam Rifles ground at Agartala, where Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb will hoist national flag, he will inspect parade by troops and deliver address before the people. Meanwhile, police said security has been beefed up across the state and special vigil is being kept along the Indo-Bangla international borders, to curb any untoward incidence.

In Chhattisgarh, preparations for the Independence Day are in full swing. Main ceremony will be held at Police Parade Ground in state capital Raipur where Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel will unfurl tricolor.

People are gearing up for Independence day celebrations in Chhattisgarh. Citizens, especially children were seen busy in buying flags, bunting and other items to celebrate the Independence Day. All Government premises and major buildings in the Raipur were decorated with colourful lights.

Security has been beefed up in all the sensitive places across Chhattisgarh, particularly in the Maoist-affected regions of the state to avoid any disturbances by the rebels during the I-day celebrations.

Nagaland will join the rest of the country in celebrating the 73rd Independence Day. Our correspondent reports that Chief Minister Niphiu Rio will unfurl the National tri-colour at Secretariat Plaza Kohima tomorrow.

AIR correspondent reports that hectic preparations are going on across the districts as well in the state capital Kohima to celebrate 73rd Independence Day tomorrow. The main celebration will be held at Secretariat Plaza Kohima where Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio will unfurl the National flag and take the Rashtriya Salute.

On the occasion, Chief Minister will also present meritorious awards to the various personalities of the state from different fields. Twenty six Parade contingents will take part in the auspicious celebration.

Besides, Cultural presentation by various Naga Tribes and other events, children from Cherry Blossom School Kohima will perform the National Anthem in Sign language.

Ministers and Advisors have also been assigned to grace the occasions to be celebrated at the district and sub-divisional headquarters throughout the State. Meanwhile, security has been tightened in around and Kohima to ensure incident free celebrations. (AIR NEWS)

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