India will celebrate its 67th Republic Day on 26th January 2016. The main celebration of Republic Day takes place in New Delhi where a grand Republic Day Parade takes place on Rajpath. The Parade is organised on 26th January, but the other Republic Day celebrations continue for three more days.
The Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi culminate on 29th January with Beating the Retreat Ceremony.
Beating Retreat Ceremony :
Beating Retreat Ceremony takes place at Vijay Chowk (Victory Square) on Rajpath. The ceremony is performed by the bands of the three wings of the military, the Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force.
Beating the Retreat Ceremony is basically a musical extravaganza in which Military Bands, Pipe and Drum Bands, Buglers and Trumpeters from various Army Regiments besides bands from the Navy and Air Force take part. They play popular tunes like Abide With Me, Mahatma Gandhi’s favourite hymn, and Saare Jahan Se Achcha at the end.
President of India is the Chief Guest of the function.
Ever year, thousands of people gather at the Vijay Chowk to witness the Beating Retreat Ceremony LIVE.
The Venue of this ceremony is also very beautiful, flanked by the north and south block of the Rashtrapati Bhavan (President’s Palace). After this ceremony gets over, in the evening, the Rashtrapati Bhavan is lit up with yellow lights, making the view magical.
After this Ceremony gets over, the Army, Navy, Air Force return to their base camps.
I am sure you all might be searching for Live Telecast and Live Streaming of Beating the Retreat Ceremony.
Beating the Retreat 2016 Live Telecast :
Live Telecast of the 2016 Beating the Retreat Ceremony will be available on Doordarshan / DD National on 29th January 2016 from 4 pm onwards. The ceremony lasts for around hour.
Live Broadcast of Beating the Retreat Ceremony 2016 will also be available on major News Channels in India like – Aaj Tak, ABP Star News, Zee News, NDTV, TV9, CNN-IBN, Indian Today, Headlines Today, etc
Beating the Retreat 2016 Live Streaming Online :
Live Streaming of Beating the Retreat 2016 Ceremony will be available on below mentioned websites –