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Bengaluru: BBMP to honour 100 COVID-19 warriors on 75th Independence Day

As per media reports, the 100 warriors, include healthcare experts, frontline workers, and 25 people who have recovered from the infectious disease.

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Bengaluru, First Published Aug 14, 2021, 3:55 PM IST
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The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) welcomed 100 Covid-19 fighters to the 75th Independence Day celebrations on August 15 at the Field Marshal Manekshaw Parade Ground in Bengaluru. As per media reports, the 100  warriors, include healthcare experts, frontline workers, and 25 people who have recovered from the infectious disease.

The BBMP has begun planning for the celebrations, with 1,000 seats reserved for VVIPs, VIPs, and special invitees. Due to the pandemic, there will be no cultural event this year, and all invitees must wear masks and adhere to social distance standards, as was the case last year.

At 9 am, the incumbent Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai will hoist the national flag and be greeted by a guard of honour comprised of 470 personnel from the Karnataka State Reserve Police, Central Reserve Police Force, Border Security Force, City Armed Reserve, Karnataka State Industrial Security Force, traffic police, women police, home guards, traffic wardens, Department of Fire and Rescue, and the Department of Police.

At order to improve security, the police department has put 60 CCTV cameras and luggage scanners in the parade grounds. In addition, ambulances and fire trucks will be on standby in the event of an emergency. The programme will be broadcast on Doordarshan Chandana online.

From 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., vehicular movement on Cubbon Roa  will also be banned, and motorists can park their cars on Central Street, or on MG Road .

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