New Delhi: Around 24,000 people will be allowed to attend the Republic Day Parade on January 26 this year in the national capital in view of the global pandemic situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sources in the defense establishment gave this information on Saturday. Sources said that before the global pandemic hit the country, around 1.25 lakh people were allowed to be present during the parade in 2020.
He said that the Republic Day parade was organized last year amid the outbreak of COVID-19 and around 25,000 people were allowed to be present during this. Sources said that like last time, this time also due to the global pandemic, no dignitary from abroad will probably be invited as the chief guest.
India is planning to invite the leaders of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan. He said that this year, out of the 24,000 people who will be present during the parade, 19,000 people will be invited and the rest will be the general public, who will be able to buy tickets.
All protocols related to COVID-19 will be followed during the parade. Sources said that the rules of social distance will be followed while making arrangements for the seating of the people. There will be equipment for spraying sanitizer everywhere and wearing a mask will be mandatory.