Mahatma's fav hymn ‘Abide With Me' dropped from Beating Retreat
The Times of India Mumbai|January 23, 2022
A view of the bridge section of the Central Vista project site in Delhi after the completion of phase-1 work on Saturday
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New Delhi: Mahatma Gandhi’s favourite hymn ‘Abide With Me’ has been dropped from the Beating Retreat ceremony on January 29 this year, in yet another controversial move after the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate was “merged” with the National War Memorial on Friday.

‘Abide With Me’, the haunting Christian hymn composed by poet Henry Francis Lyte in 1847 and usually sung to William Henry Monk’s melody ‘Eventide’, has been part of the Beating Retreat ceremony since 1950.

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