Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa will commence her Independence Day celebrations on August 15 from Victory War Memorial located south of Fort St George.
She will be placing a wreath at the memorial and pay homage to the brave hearts who have sacrificed their lives for the nation. Already, the war memorial has been spruced up for the Independence day celebrations. The memorial has inscriptions of 1948 Kashmir Aggression, 1966 war with China and also the Indo-Pak war in 1971.
The memorial also has inscriptions to commemorate the victory of allied armies during world war I and II.
After paying homage at the war memorial, the Chief Minister will proceed to the ramparts of Fort St George, unfurl the national tri-colour and address the public.
She will be accorded a ceremonial guard of honour on her arrival at the venue where she will inspect the parade contingent in an open jeep.
On the occasion, the Chief Minister will present the Kalpana Chawla award for courageous enterprise, awards to persons who have done exemplary services to the differently-abled and to those who have worked for the socio-economic upliftment of women. She will also distribute sweets to the differently-abled children.