Know Who’ll Be Special Guests of Independence Day in Delhi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the country on the 77th Independence Day from the iconic Red Fort in Delhi on Tuesday. Around 1,800 people from different vocations, with their spouses, have been invited as special guests to Delhi to attend the celebrations.

These special guests include over 400 sarpanches, 250 from Farmer Producer Organisations’ scheme, 50 participants each of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme and Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana, 50 construction workers of the Central Vista Project, including the new Parliament building, 50 each Khadi workers, those involved in the construction of border roads, making of Amrit Sarovar and Har Ghar Jal Yojana as well as 50 each primary school teachers, nurses, and fishermen.

As many as 75 couples from each state/Union Territory (UT), in their traditional attire, have also been invited to witness the ceremony at Red Fort.

Selfie points dedicated to different schemes and initiatives of the government have been installed at 12 locations. An online selfie contest will be conducted by the Ministry of Defence on the MyGov portal from August 15 to 20.

People taking selfies at one or more of the 12 installations will have to upload them on the MyGov platform to take part in the contest.

Twelve winners, one from each installation, will be selected on the basis of the online selfie contest. Each winner will receive a cash award of Rs 10,000.

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