Beating the Retreat is a ceremony carried out in New Delhi which officially denotes the end of Republic Day festivities.
In New Delhi, the Republic Day function is of three days which starts on January 26 and ends on January 29.
The musical extravaganza at Vijay Chowk by the military will be a treat to ears and eyes. President Pranab Mukherjee, Army, Navy, Air Force Chief are attending the function. After this function, the Army, Navy, Air Force will be returning to their camps.
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As per media reports, Fourteen Military Bands, Six Pipes and Drums Bands from regimental centres and eleven Pipes and Drums Bands from batallions, Buglers and Trumpeters from various Army Regiments will perform during the ceremony. Besides, there will be two Bands from the Navy and Air Force.
The musical extravaganza at Vijay Chowk by the military will be a treat to ears and eyes.
‘Beating the Retreat’ has emerged as an event of national pride when the Colours and Standards are paraded. The ceremony traces its origins to the early 1950s when Major Roberts of the Indian Army indigenously developed the unique ceremony of display by the massed bands.