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Union Minister of Science & Technology has said that Botlab Dynamics Private Limited, a start-up supported by Technology Development Board will light up the sky with 1000 Drones Light Show at ‘Beating the Retreat Ceremony’
What is the Beating Retreat Ceremony?
The Beating Retreat ceremony is organized every year after the Republic Day Celebration on January 29.
The programme is organized in front of Rashtrapati Bhawan on Raisina Road.
The ceremony marks a centuries old military tradition, when the troops ceased fighting, sheathed their arms and withdrew from the battlefield and returned to the camps at sunset at the sounding of the Retreat.
The chief guest during the ceremony is the President.
The ceremony began in 17th century England, when King James II ordered his troops to beat drums, lower flags and organize a parade to announce the end of a day of combat.
In India, the ceremony traces its origins to the early 1950s, when Major Roberts of the Indian Army indigenously developed the unique ceremony of display by the massed bands.
The ceremony is currently held by Armed Forces in the UK, US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and India, among others.
What is different at this Beating Retreat Ceremony?
Botlab Dynamics Private Limited, a start-up supported by Technology Development Board and incubated at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi will light up the sky with 1000 Drones Light Show.
The drone show will be 10 minutes long in duration. It will showcase government achievements @75 through many creative formations in the dark sky.
India will be the 4th country after China, Russia & UK to carry out such a large scale show with 1000 drones.
Source: This post is based on the article ‘Union Minister says, start-up ‘Botlab Dynamics’ to light up the sky with 1000 Drones Light Show at Beating the Retreat Ceremony’ published in PIB on 22nd January 2022.