New Delhi, August 13
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead the nation in celebrating the 77th Independence Day from the Red Fort on August 15. He will unfurl the national flag and deliver the customary address to the nation, the Ministry of Defence said.
Upon his arrival at the Red Fort, the Prime Minister will be received by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. General Officer Commanding (GoC), Delhi Area, Lieutenant General Dhiraj Seth will conduct Modi to the saluting base after which the PM will inspect a Guard of Honour of the combined Inter-Services and the Delhi Police.
These guests include over 400 sarpanches of more than 660 vibrant villages, 250 from farmer producer organisations scheme, 50 participants each of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme and Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana, 50 Shram Yogis (construction workers) of the Central Vista Project, including New Parliament Building, 50 each Khadi workers, those involved in construction of border roads, making of Amrit Sarovar and Har Ghar Jal Yojana as well as 50 each primary school teachers, nurses and fishermen.