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Beating Retreat: Foot-tapping music, soulful renditions mark end of R-Day celebrations

Beating Retreat: Foot-tapping music, soulful renditions mark end of R-Day celebrations

Foot-tapping music and soulful classical renditions reverberated at Vijay Chowk on Wednesday as the Republic Day celebrations culminated with the Beating Retreat ceremony here with 26 performances by the bands of the armed forces and central and state police contingents.

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Many firsts in this year's parade for 71st Republic Day
Many firsts in this year's parade for 71st Republic Day
Celebrations for the 71st Republic Day began on Sunday in the national capital with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro in attendance as the chief guest.India’s military and cultural might was on display at the parade that saw many firsts.Twenty-two tableaux – 16 from states and Union territories and six from various ministries and departments – depicting the nation’s rich cultural heritage and economic progress also rolled down the Rajpath.Here is a list of the many firsts:-In pic: Republic Day parade showcasing its military might and economic strength marches through Rajpath, the ceremonial boulevard in New Delhi.

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