Beating Retreat ceremony to be held in New Delhi today

Last Updated: Tue, Jan 29, 2013 05:40 hrs

Elaborate security and traffic arrangements have been made for the Beating Retreat ceremony in New Delhi today, marking the end of Republic Day celebrations.

Several bands from the Army, Navy and Air Force will play military tunes at the ceremony, which is to be held at Vijay Chowk.

The Delhi Traffic Police in its advisory has said that Vijay Chowk will remain closed for traffic between 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Four metro stations in the central Delhi including Patel Chowk, Central Secretariat, Udyog Bhawan and Race Course stations will remain closed from 3 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.

Beating the Retreat is a military ceremony dating back to 16th Century England and was first used to recall troops when they ceased fighting and withdrew from the battlefield to return to their camps at sunset. (ANI)

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