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Low-key, high-security R-Day fete in Bengaluru

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Limited attendees; masks and social distancing mandatory

BENGALURU:

Considering the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the state government has decided not to allow public entry to the Republic Day parade and also not to have any cultural programmes.

Announcing this at a presser on Sunday morning, BBMP Commissioner N Manjunatha Prasad, who is also chairman of the Republic Day celebrations committee, said the parade will be conducted in the presence of a selected 500- odd officers and they will be allowed entry only with valid passes issued by the police department.

Curbed by Covid

He said, “Republic Day celebrations at the Field Marshal Manekshaw parade ground will be a low-key ceremony compared to previous years on account of the Covid-19 pandemic. Only a limited number of guests will be allowed to attend the flag- hoisting ceremony and parade, in keeping with the guidelines issued by the Central and state governments.”

City Police Commissioner Kamal Pant said invitees will have be seated by 8.40 am. The Bengaluru city police, along with KSRP, CAR, Home Guards and paramilitary personnel, have been deployed for security and law and order.

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