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Mahatma Gandhiji’s favourite hymn dropped from Beating Retreat ceremony

Mahatma Gandhiji’s favourite hymn dropped from Beating Retreat ceremony

New Delhi: The government has chosen to omit ‘Abide With Me’, the solemn hymn that signalled the conclusion of the Beating Retreat ceremony – a centuries-old military tradition that, in war, marked the end of fighting for the day, with soldiers sheathing arms and withdrawing from the battlefield. The decision