Shimla : The 74th Independence Day celebrations were muted with social distancing maintained throughout Himachal Pradesh today due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Functions were organised at State, District and Sub-Divisional levels.Unfurling of the National Flag, march-past by contingents of Police, Home Guards, SSB, ITBP were the main attractions of the celebrations.
While presiding over the State Level Independence day celebration function at historic Dhalpur Maidan, Kullu, state Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur hoisted the National Flag and took salute from march past contingents of Police, ITBP, Home-Guards and SSB cadets.
Jai Ram thanked the Corona warriors for their valuable contribution and people of the State for their cooperation to comply with the guidelines given by the government from time to time.
He also thanked the people of the State for generously contributing towards the CM COVID Fund. So far Rs 82.48 crore has been contributed towards the fund out of which Rs 22.08 crore were spent on Covid-19 care.