Tunes Based on Classical Music Highlight Event R-Day Closing Event
NEW DELHI, (IANS) – The Beating the Retreat ceremony was held on January 29 at Vijay Chowk here, to mark the formal end of this year’s Republic Day celebrations.
Tunes based on Indian classical ragas were the main highlight of the celebrations this year.
A total of 29 captivating Indian tunes were played by music bands of the Army, Navy, Air Force State Police and Central Armed Police Forces.
‘Agniveer’ was the first of the 29 tunes during the event, that was followed by enthralling tunes like ‘Almora’, ‘Kedar Nath, ‘Sangam Dur’, ‘Queen of Satpura’, ‘Bhagirathi’, and ‘Konkan Sundari’.
The Pipes and Drum band presented ‘Almora’ composed by N.K. Jaman Singh. The CAPF presented ‘Pyari Bhumi’ at the ceremony.
The Indian Air Force band formed a formation representing ‘Charkha’ (spinning wheel) and a rendition of ‘Ishwar Jan ko’ followed this formation. They also played ‘Aparejeya Arjun’, ‘Vayu Shakti’ and ‘Swadeshi.’
The Indian Navy Band played to the tunes of ‘Ekla Chalo Re’, ‘Hum Ready Hain’ and ‘Jai Bharti’.