GUWAHATI: The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) has imposed certain restrictions on the mode of celebrating India's 73rd Republic Day on January 26 in the State, including a bar on participation of school children in the ceremonial parades and March Past held at various places.
According to an Order issued by the ASDMA on Friday, Republic Day programmes in the State will be limited to hoisting of the National Flag, speeches by the guests of honour at various venues, and ceremonial parades. Other traditional activities such as cultural programmes and distribution of awards/prizes will not be permitted.
The gathering of people for the Republic Day programme has been capped at a maximum number of 1,000 people for the State-level function in the Kamrup (Metro) district, 500 people for district-level functions and 200 people for any other level.
Pre-Republic Day and post-Republic Day programmes will be avoided in view of the prevailing COVID-19 situation in the State.
In the absence of school children in the ceremonial parades or March Past, only fully vaccinated, trained police and other security personnel along with home guards will be allowed to participate in these events.
Other restrictions imposed by the ASDMA on January 7 will also continue for the time being.