Srinagar, July 24 (KINS): The Ministry of home affairs (MHA) has issued detailed guidelines regarding celebration of Independence Day on 15th August amidst COVID-19.
According to news agency Kashmir Indepth News Service (KINS) the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in a letter written to the Chief Secretaries of all states and union territories, has informed that the Independence Day celebrations should be held in a way befitting the occasion.
However, in its clear direction to the States, District and Panchayat authorities, MHA has instructed not to allow large congregations keeping in mind mandatory physical distancing norms.
It said, digital technology should be used to maximise people participation.
The guidelines also suggest inviting COVID warriors such as doctors, health workers, sanitation workers as recognition of their service in fighting against the pandemic.
Government has also urged the State and District authorities to maximise the outreach of Aatmanirbhar Bharat Campaign and present programmes and activities based on the theme of self-reliance. (KINS)