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Modi sarkar 2.0: ‘Hats and sunglasses’, notice for media covering the swearing-in

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : May 30, 2019, 2:02 pm IST
Updated : May 30, 2019, 2:27 pm IST

According to IMD, temperatures today will touch 44 degrees Celsius and weather conditions have been described as ‘heat wave’.

The swearing-in ceremony will begin at 7 pm, with nearly 8,000 guests attending the grand event at Rashtrapati Bhavan, including leaders from Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Nepal and Bhutan. (Photo: PTI)
 The swearing-in ceremony will begin at 7 pm, with nearly 8,000 guests attending the grand event at Rashtrapati Bhavan, including leaders from Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Nepal and Bhutan. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: Just hours before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's oath ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, for which 8,000 people have been invited, the government's media department put out an advisory urging journalists to wear hats and sunglasses to prepare for "a long summer evening".

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A communication sent from the PM's Publicity and Reference Unit said: "We are preparing ourselves for a long summer evening. So, it will be better if you carry hat and sunglasses."

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According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), temperatures today will touch a maximum of 44 degrees Celsius and weather conditions have been described as "heat wave".

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PM Modi began the day with a series of visits. He first visited the memorials of Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat and then paid tribute to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at his memorial Sadaiv Atal Samadhi.

He also visited the National War Memorial near India Gate.

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