Govt Dropped Gandhi’s Favourite ‘Abide With Me’ Hymn From Beating Retreat – Free PDF Download


The News

  • Abide With Me — Mahatma Gandhi’s favourite hymn, which used to be played at the end of the Beating Retreat ceremony on January 29, on the eve of Gandhi’s death anniversary every year has been dropped from the 2022 ceremony.
  • Its exclusion in 2020 had created a furore following which it was reinstated last year.
  • This year, official list of the 26 tunes to be played in the Beating Retreat ceremony does not mention “Abide With Me”. The hymn had been played every year during the ceremony since 1950 but dropped in 2020.

What is this beating retreat?

What is this beating retreat?

What is this beating retreat?

Who participates?


  • Beating Retreat marks the end of nearly week-long festivities of the Republic Day, which used to begin on January 24.
  • But from this year, they will begin on January 23, the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
  • This year, the country is celebrating the 125th birth anniversary of Subhash Chandra Bose.

The Other Changes

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