New Delhi- Two ladies officers Major Nikita Nair and Major Jasmine Kaur will help Prime Minister Narendra Modi in unfurling the National Flag at Red Fort on Independence Day. It will likely be synchronised with the 21 Gun Salute by the valiant gunners of the elite 8711 Field Battery (Ceremonial), the ministry of defence (MoD) mentioned on Sunday.
As quickly because the National Flag is unfurled by the Prime Minister, on I-Day, flower petals will likely be showered on the venue by two Advanced Light Helicopters Mark-III Dhruv of the Indian Air Force within the Line Astern Formation.
According to the ministry, the Guard of Honour contingent, for the Prime Minister, will consist of 1 officer and 25 personnel every from the Army, Air Force and Delhi Police and one officer and 24 personnel from Navy.
“After inspecting the Guard of Honour, the Prime Minister will proceed to the ramparts of the Red Fort where he will be greeted by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Chief of Defence Staff, Army, Navy and Air Force chief. The GoC, Delhi area, Lieutenant General Dhiraj Seth, will conduct the Prime Minister to the dais on the ramparts to unfurl the National Flag, ” MoD officers added.
PM will unfurl, the Tricolour after which he’ll obtain a ‘Rashtriya Salute’. The Army band, consisting of 1 JCO and 20 Other Ranks, will play the National Anthem through the unfurling of the National Flag and presenting of the ‘Rashtriya Salute’. The Band will likely be carried out by Naib Subedar Jatinder Singh.
The National Flag Guard comprising 5 officers and 128 Other Ranks from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Delhi Police will current Rashtriya Salute on the time of unfurling of the National Flag by the Prime Minister. Major Abhinav Detha from the Army will likely be answerable for this Inter-Services Guard and Police Guard, the ministry added.
“After the showering of flower petals, the Prime Minister will address the nation. At the conclusion of the speech of the Prime Minister, the cadets of National Cadet Corps (NCC) will sing the National Anthem. One thousand one hundred boy and girl NCC cadets (Army, Navy and Air Force) from different schools across the country will take part in this festival of National Fervour. Bleachers have been installed at the Gyanpath, on which the cadets would be seated in official white dress, ” the official mentioned.
The defence ministry mentioned that the Indian Army is the coordinating service this 12 months. All official invitations have been despatched on-line by means of aamantran portal (www.aamantran.mod.gov.in). 17, 000 e-invitation playing cards have been issued by means of the portal, they added.