Beating the Retreat marks end of R-Day celebrations

Soul-stirring martial tunes and foot-tapping drumbeats today reverberated as bands played near the majestic Rashtrapati Bhavan lit by thousands of bulbs during Beating the Retreat event, marking the end of the Republic Day celebrations. The highlight of the event was the arrival of President Pranab Mukherjee, the chief guest for the event, in an open six-horse buggy along with the Presidential Bodyguards.

Jan 29, 2014, 22:07 PM IST