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India Savours The Splendour Of 'Beating The Retreat' Ceremony At Vijay Chowk

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| January 29 , 2018 , 18:02 IST

Marking the culmination of 4 days Republic Day celebration, India savours the flavour of 'Beating the Retreat' ceremony at the historic Vijay Chowk. A total of 26 performances by the army, navy, air force, state police and the CAPF bands left the audience including President Ram Nath Kovind enthralled.

The awe-inspiring ceremony will celebrate music through 25 tunes prepared by Indian Soldiers, Herana Heran, Mushkoh Valley, Tejas, The Great Marshal and Namaste India among others. While the evening will close on the patriotic note of Sare Jahan Se Acha, western tune Abide With Me has also made it to the list.

18 military bands, 15 pipes and drums bands from regimental centres and battalions will also be participating in the Beating Retreat ceremony. The centuries-old military tradition traces its roots in the early 1950s when Indian Army Major Roberts came up with the unique ceremony of display by the massed bands.