New Delhi: Beating The Retreat ceremony will be organised on Wednesday, marking the culmination of four-day-long Republic Day festivities. The annual date of the event is on January 29. The event would feature the three wings of the armed forces – the Indian Army, Indian Air Force, and Indian Navy along with their massed bands before the President.
Beating Retreat 2020 Date:
The date is on January 29 annually. The timing of the ceremony will be scheduled at 6 pm. The Beating Retreat will be held at the iconic Vijay Chowk in the national capital.
How to get tickets for Beating Retreat 2020?
The tickets for attending the ceremony could be bought from the designated counters in the national capital.
The booking counters are located at North Block Roundabout, Sena Bhawan (Gate 2), Pragati Maidan (Gate 1 at Bhairon Road), Jantar Mantar (Main Gate), Shastri Bhawan (near Gate 3), Jamnagar House (opposite India Gate) and Red Fort (inside August 15 Park and opposite Jain Temple).
Beating Retreat 2020 Price:
The tickets are priced between Rs 20 to Rs 50.
Beating Retreat 2020 History:
Military’s massed bands display started in India in the early 1950s, when Major General G.A. Roberts, an officer in The Grenadiers, was asked by the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru to exhibit something “spectacularly creative” before the visiting dignitaries – Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip.
Where to watch on TV?
Beating The Retreat ceremony could be viewed live on television on state broadcaster DD News.