News Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi
Updated Sat, 15 Aug 2020 12:34 AM IST
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Corona continues to wreak havoc in the country. In this Corona period, PM Modi will hoist the flag from the Red Fort and address the nation on 74th Independence Day today. But this time, a lady army officer named Major Shweta Pandey is going to give her support in hoisting the flag to PM Modi.
Major Shweta Pandey will assist PM Narendra Modi in unfurling the national flag during the 74th Independence Day celebration tomorrow. She was part of an Indian military contingent at the Victory Day Parade in Moscow in June this year: Indian Army Officers pic.twitter.com/vhUZYQkIne
– ANI (@ANI) August 14, 2020
This information was given by the Ministry of Defense on Friday. Flag Officer Major Shweta Pandey is an EME (Electronic and Mechanical Engineer) officer from the Indian Army’s 505 Base Workshop. Let me tell you that even before this, many women officers have been supporting this role in hoisting the flag to the Prime Minister. Let me tell you that she was part of an Indian Army contingent in the Victory Day Parade in Moscow in June this year.
Major Pandey is resident of Lucknow
Major Pandey, a resident of Lucknow, trained in March 2012 from the Officer Training Academy, Chennai. His father Mr. Raj Ratan Pandey was working as Additional Director in the Department of Finance in the Government of UP and his mother, Mrs. Amita Pandey is a Sanskrit and Hindi Professor.
Everyone will keep an eye on PM Modi’s announcements
All eyes will be on what the Prime Minister will say in the address because on 15 August he has been making big announcements, counting the achievements of his government and bringing major challenges to the attention of the country.
In the Independence Day speech after the overwhelming majority last year, he had prominently talked about bringing laws against triple talaq and abolishing Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. He also stressed the need to control the population and achieve the goal of a five thousand billion dollar economy.
Can discuss on Kovid-19
When Modi addresses the country on the 74th Independence Day, he can refer to the government’s efforts in dealing with Kovid-19. This is the second year of the second term of the Modi government and the government has initiated a comprehensive reform initiative in the economy, while it has been badly affected by the Kovid-19.