Bhubaneswar: The ‘Beating the Retreat Ceremony‘ was held at the 7th Battalion Grounds here on Thursday to mark the end of this year’s Republic Day.
The 7th battalion of OSAP conducted the ceremony and Commissionerate of Police of the Twin City organised it.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik presided over the ceremony as the chief guest. The hoisted flag on the Republic Day was retreated at sunset with full respect by police personnel.
A number of bands from the Odisha State Armed Police participated in the event and played several tunes.
The bagpiper band, pipe band and brass bands were the centre of attraction at the ceremony.
Among others, Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Asit Kumar Tripathy, DG Police, Dr RP Sharma, Police Commissioner Satyajit Mohanty and senior officials of the administration and State Police were present.