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The Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju at the National Police Memorial, during the Band Display and Retreat Ceremony, conducted by the BSF, in New Delhi on February 11, 2017.

BSF conducts first band display and retreat ceremony at National Police Memorial

New Delhi(PIB)11/2/17:Marking the beginning of a series of ceremonies at the National Police Memorial here today, Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju was the Chief Guest at the Band display and retreat ceremony at National Police Memorial. The Minister and other distinguished guests paid rich tributes to the Police Martyrs at the Memorial. The Border Security Force (BSF) put up a mesmerizing band display and a perfectly orchestrated retreat ceremony in a befitting homage to the Martyrs. The somber yet spectacular display was highly appreciated by Shri Kiren Rijiju and all guests present at the venue.

In a charged atmosphere, the memorial site came alive with the outstanding band display by BSF. The martial tunes played and different formations display by the Brass and pipe band teams of BSF was followed by crisp retreat ceremony by the Seema Praharees who stand as the impregnable wall of India’s first line of defence on Pakistan and Bangladesh Border.

On February 1, 2017, with the initiative of Special Secretary (IS), Ministry of Home Affaris (MHA), Shri Mahesh Kumar Singla, it was decided that every Saturday a band display as well as retreat ceremony will be conducted at National Police Memorial site. It is a monthly event for all Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs). BSF has the distinguished honour of initiating this solemn ceremony for times to come.

Since 2012 the same is being observed at a National level at National Police Memorial, Chankyapuri, New Delhi.

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