India to celebrate its 72nd Independence Day tomorrow
The unfurling of the tri-colour will synchronize with the 21 Gun Salute fired by the valiant gunners of the elite 2281 Field Battery (Ceremonial). The National Flag Guard comprising 32 men and one officer each from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Delhi Police will present the Rashtriya Salute at the time of unfurling of the National Flag.
The Naval Band will play the National Anthem when the National Guard presents the ‘Rashtriya Salute’ while unfurling the National Flag by the Prime Minister. Seven hundred cadets of the National Cadet Corps drawn from 16 schools of the Delhi Directorate comprising the Army, Navy and Air Force wings are participating in the flag hoisting ceremony this year.
The cadets will take part in the singing of patriotic songs and the National Anthem along with the school children. Three thousand 500 girls from 36 schools of Delhi Government will sing the National Anthem and five thousand boys from 72 schools will witness the event. On this occasion, these school children will display the formation of ‘Bharat.
AIR correspondent reports that the historic Red Fort along with other criticle areas in the national capital has been put under a heavy security cover.
More than 70 thousand security personnel have been deployed across the city to keep a check on suspicious activities. The area around the Red Fort has been declared as a no kite-flying zone and has been covered with high-definition CCTV cameras. Unmanned aerial vehicles and aircraft systems including drones have been completely banned in Delhi. For the first time, an all-women SWAT team comprising 36 commandos will be part of security arrangements.