I-Day: Prez To Address Nation Tomorrow


New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee will address the nation tomorrow on the eve of 70th Independence Day. The address will be broadcast from 1900 hrs on All India Radio and Doordarshan in English followed by Hindi version. The address will also be broadcast in regional languages for others channels of Doordarshan and the AIR.

For I-Day, Over a dozen mock drills are being conducted by security agencies every day in and around the Red Fort area to thwart possible terror threats during the Independence Day celebrations on August 15 here.

Officials tasked to create an impregnable air-to-ground security for the event next week, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unfurl the tri-colour and address the nation, have deployed an assortment of over three dozen sniffer dogs and sophisticated gadgets to ensure that the event is conducted peacefully.