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74th I-Day: PM unfurls tricolour, addresses nation

24 September 2020 02:35

New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday unfurled the Tricolour at the Red Fort and addressed the nation amid Covid-19 induced new norms after paying tribute at the Raj Ghat on the occasion of 74th Independence Day.Continuing the tradition of sporting bright-coloured turbans for his Independence Day speeches, the Prime Minister chose an off-white saafa with broad streak of orange for the second I-Day address of his second term.Modi also extended greetings to the people of the nation. Happy Independence Day to all fellow Indians. Jai Hind! tweeted Modi from his official Twitter account.The Independence Day function, this year, is relatively muted in terms of participation of people in view of the Coronavirus pandemic.On his arrival at the Lahori Gate of Red Fort, Modi was received by the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar.The Defence Secretary introduced General Officer Commanding (GoC), Delhi Area, Lieutenant G.
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