New Delhi to host international military music festival

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New Delhi, Mar 2(ANI): The national capital is all set to host military musicians and cultural troupes representing six countries- India, UK, Sri Lanka, France and Bangladesh- where the best of the martial musicians will create symphony to the perfection.

Apart from bands of the Indian Army, Indian Air Force and Indian Navy, the itinerary includes performances by musicians of the Royal EME (UK), the French Army, the Sri Lankan Army, the Bangladesh Army and the Nepalese Army.

The performances of these elite bands will commence with concert at the Purana Quila on Wednesday followed by functions at the Army Parade Ground in Delhi Cantonment.

There will be presentations of Kalaipayattu, Khukri Dance, Lezium, Janch pathaka, Bhangra and traditional dances from Ladakh and Northeastern region as well.

The elite '61 Cavalry', which is the only Cavalry Regiment in the world, will also carry out a cavalry display.

President Pratibha Devi Singh Patil and the Defence Minister A.K. Antony will grace the occasion.

The function will be open to public on Friday and Saturday at the Army Parade Ground.

The occasion is unique, as it is for the first time that such a function is being hosted in the country and is likely to be the stepping-stone for similar functions every year. (ANI)

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