Chennai: It would be a low key Republic Day celebrations this year, sans cultural programmes by school and college students, in view of the corona virus pandemic.
An official release here today said Tamilnadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit will hoist the National tricolour on the Marina beach front at 8 am on 26 January.
It said normally every year freedom fighters, general public, school and college students would participate in the R-Day celebrations.
Taking into account the prevailing unusual situation arising out of the corona pandemic, cultural events by school and college students would be avoided this year.
Also taking into account the age factor and to prevent spread of coronavirus, district Collectors were directed to honour the freedom fighters at their respective houses by presenting them shawls.
Stating that all arrangements have been made for live telecast of the R-Day celebrations in TV and AIR, the general public, school and college students and senior citizens were advised not to throng the beach front to witness the celebrations.