8,000 people will witness the city’s Republic Day celebrations.
Story so far: As per norms, the annual Republic Day parade will take place on the Manekshaw Parade Ground. Participants include 38 squads comprising 1,520 personnel from KSRP, Scouts and Guides, NCC, and Seva Dal. 750 schoolchildren from the Uttarahalli Government School are set to perform a special programme dedicated to B R Ambedkar.
- At 9 am, Governor Thawarchand Gehlot will hoist the flag. This will be followed by CM Basavaraj Bommai’s address to the people of the state.
- The administrative bodies have arranged 3,000 seats for the public, 2,000 for distinguished guests, 750 for freedom fighters and defence personnel, and 2,000 seats for other department officials and veterans.
What about safety? Security checks have already been in and around the parade ground, in nearby high-rise buildings, and work sites. In the past few days, security personnel have been conducting random checks across the city. They will closely guard all four gates of the ground. If any suspicious object or entity is discovered, they have been directed to inform the nearest police officer.