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Beating Retreat Ceremony Concludes At Vijay Chowk With ‘Saare Jahan se Achha’

Tunes based on Indian classical music will be the flavour of the Beating Retreat ceremony which will also include the country’s “biggest drone show” comprising 3,500 indigenous drones, officials said Saturday.

Updated: January 29, 2023 9:02 PM IST

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Beating Retreat Ceremony Concludes At Vijay Chowk With 'Saare Jahan se Achha'
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New Delhi: Rains failed to dampen the spirit of Beating Retreat ceremony held at the historic Vijay Chowk here on Sunday as Indian classical tunes played by bands of the armed forces filled the air, marking the end of Republic Day celebrations. Foot-tapping music marked the beginning of the ceremony with the arrival of President Droupadi Murmu. She was welcomed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

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Prime Minister Modi got drenched as he moved around outside the sheltered area, waving at the audience after the ceremony was over.


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Published Date: January 29, 2023 5:20 PM IST

Updated Date: January 29, 2023 9:02 PM IST