NEW DELHI: New attractions like a thousand drones lighting up the sky in various formations over Vijay Chowk left the audience spellbound at the 73rd Beating Retreat ceremony on Saturday.

This year the main attraction of the ceremony was the drone and laser show following the commentary in the backdrop telling details of sacrifices made by freedom fighters for achieving Independence. Patterns varied from the Tricolour to Mahatma Gandhi’s image was made in the sky by the luminating drones. All these drones are made in India.

The 10-minute drone show was planned to commemorate 75 years of Independence.

A projection mapping show on the walls of North Block and South Block telling the story of sacrifices made by freedom fighters to get Independence from Britishers added colours to the ambience.

Massed band played Tunes of newly-inducted “Aye Mere Watan Ke Logon” and it touched the heart of visitors at the ceremony. The song was composed…