Border Safety Pressure (BSF) troopers and their households had been the one ones who had been allowed to witness the ceremonial Beating Retreat ceremony on the Attari border of Punjab’s Amritsar in the course of the 72nd Republic Day celebrations on Tuesday due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Earlier, the BSF had mentioned that no public was allowed on the ceremony as a consequence of COVID-19 restrictions on the Attari border. Nevertheless, the “flag-lowering” ceremony was performed as per the every day schedule.
The Beating Retreat is an elaborate ritual of reducing the nationwide flags of each international locations on the border simply earlier than the sundown.
Though a every day incidence, this border ceremony has a definite flavour to it on the event of Republic Day.
The turban-clad BSF troopers had been seen marching ahead with vigour and ferocity as they proudly carried the nationwide flag of their arms. There have been varied cultural performances on the Beating Retreat ceremony at the moment. The scholars from IIM-Amritsar additionally carried out on the occasion.
Regardless of having fewer spectators, the surroundings was full of cheers and patriotic slogans from the stands on the Indian aspect.
Since March 7 final yr, the general public has not been allowed on the Attari border as a consequence of COVID-19 restrictions.