Band display and retreat ceremony to salute ‘Martyrs’
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 02-Feb-2017

New Delhi, February 2: For those who sacrifice their lives in the name of ‘soldiers’, deserve massive respect not only for their deeds but for their guts and valor. Whatever we give them in a return as honor counts less as our peace and safety is guarded in the hands of our soldiers. In order to pay homage to our brave ‘martyrs’ a band display as well as retreat ceremony will be conducted every Saturday at the National Police Memorial.This decision was taken by the Ministry of Home Affairs during the meeting which was chaired by Mahesh Kumar Singla who is a Special Secretary, representatives of all the Central Armed Police Forces and stakeholders involved in construction and managing of the memorial at Chanakyapuri area. During the meeting the Home Ministry said that, “it was decided that every Saturday a band display as well as retreat ceremony will be conducted at the site befitting to pay homage and respect to the martyrs. The task has been assigned month-wise to all the Central Armed Police Forces."

This will be for the first time where the armed forces have arranged such ceremonies in a bid to pay tribute for the lives of the martyrs. The first-ever ceremony will be conducted by Border Security Force (BSF) on February 11 and then by others on every consecutive Saturday, the ministry further said in the statement. The timings for the ceremony will be from 4.45 PM to 6 PM subject to change depending upon timing of sunset.