Independence Day brought a respite to the ongoing practice of weekend lockdowns in Assam. Today, movement of individuals had been allowed from 6am to 5pm subject to the mandatory adherence of COVID -19 protocols like social distancing, hand sanitization and wearing face masks.
Maintaining COVID-19 protocols were mandatory despite the relaxations.People across the state were hence seen reveling in Independence Day celebrations. In Guwahati, The Judges' Field had hosted Assam's Official Independence Day function after 12 years. However, owing to the pandemic no parades and awards functions were organised this year. A cycle rally of 18 km from Commerce Point to Lachit Ghat was organised by Upahaar (an NGO) as a mark of respect to the frontline warriors.
While addressing the nation today morning, PM Modi launched a National Digital Health Mission to bring a revolution in India's health sector. Like the PAN number, every Indian will now get a unique health identification code. PM Modi today reiterated that the 'Make in India' campaign' needs to be extended to 'Make for the World'