President’s ‘At Home’ reception on Independence Day to be a restricted affair

Tribune News Service 
New Delhi, August 14 

The conventional “At Home” reception hosted by President Ram Nath Kovind on the event of Independence Day might be a restricted affair, with the listing of invitees pruned right down to round 100 visitors in view of the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing norms. 

While the variety of visitors throughout the invited for Saturday’s occasion might be restricted to some in every class of Cabinet Ministers, Council of Ministers, Supreme Court Judges, Civil Servants, Diplomatic Corps, and media, as a particular gesture the Rashtrapati Bhawan invited 26 Covid Warriors. 

A Rashtrapati Bhawan official mentioned in his transient handle the President will acknowledge the contribution and commend the work of those warriors. The listing of invitees on this class contains medical doctors, nurses, paramedical workers, lab technicians, police individuals, sanitation workers and a MCD employee at Nigambodh Ghat. 

All the visitors might be seated at designated tables laid within the Convention Hall. The invitees must put on a face masks and should stay seated of their allotted place. While refreshments served on the event could be positioned on the tables for the invitees to savour, the Secretariat is making particular association to serve ‘samosas’ scorching.  

As a matter of precaution, every individual deputed to serve the visitors on the desk and workers members contained in the centre underwent COVID-19 assessments and have been deputed solely after they examined destructive, sources within the Secretariat mentioned. 

During earlier instances, the visitor listing for receptions on the event of Independence Day and Republic Day was wherever between 2,000-3,000 folks representing a cross-section of society.


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