“Beating the Reterat” Concluded in Presence of Governor
Bhopal. The ‘Beating the Retreat’ concluded in the presence of the Governor Anandiben Patel at the concluding of Republic Day Celebrations programme at Motilal Nehru stadium. Presentation of concert, march past and group recital was given by the Madhya Pradesh Brass Band, Police Pipe Band and Mass Band in the guidance of Director General of Police Rishi Kumar Shukla.
It may be mentioned that the Beating the Retreat’ is an old tradition of armed forces and paramilitary forces. When the armed forces used to return to the camp from the war then band playing programme was organized to relieve the stress of war. In India, with this programme the Republic Day’s programmes formally come to an end.
The ‘Beating the Retreat’ programme was begun with National Song in honour of Anandiben Patel at 4.30 p.m. Spell binding musical presentations of Hindi and English classical tunes and presentations of 11 old Hindi films were given by the Police Brass band. Band wise group presentation was given by the 3 bands while doing the march past.
At the end of the programme, the band gave group presentation on the tune of ‘Sare Jahan se Achcha’ while doing the march past. An attractive firework show held after the National Song.