Independence Day 2019: PM Modi to address nation, Delhi on high alert | LIVE
"On this festival of national fervour, 3,500 girl students drawn from 41 government schools in Delhi; 5,000 boy spectators and 700 NCC cadets from 17 schools will display 'strength in unity' through the formation of the words Naya Bharat," a statement issued by the Ministry of Defence on Wednesday, said.
Delhi was put on high alert ahead of the Independence Day and in the wake of intelligence warning following the revocation of Article 370.
Security has been ramped up in the national capital with police barriers put in place across the city.
Heavy police deployments have been made in areas within a 3 km radius of the Red Fort.
Besides officers of the Delhi Police, security officers in plain clothes, snipers, National Security Guard (NSG) personnel, the Army and SPG commandos as well as ground to air surveillance have been deployed around the Red Fort.