Border Security Force (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 throughout the 72nd Republic Day celebrations on Tuesday due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Earlier, the BSF had stated that no public was allowed on the ceremony resulting from COVID-19 restrictions on the Attari border. However, the “flag-lowering” ceremony was carried out as per the every day schedule.
The Beating Retreat is an elaborate ritual of reducing the nationwide flags of each nations on the border simply earlier than the sundown.
Although 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 fingers. There had been numerous cultural performances on the Beating Retreat ceremony at the moment. The college students from IIM-Amritsar additionally carried out on the occasion.
Despite having fewer spectators, the atmosphere was crammed with cheers and patriotic slogans from the stands on the Indian facet.
Since March 7 final 12 months, the general public has not been allowed on the Attari border resulting from COVID-19 restrictions.