Why Modi govt dropped Gandhi's favorite 'Abide With Me' hymn from Beating Retreat lineup
Mahatma Gandhi's favourite 'Abide With Me' hymn has been dropped from the Beating Retreat ceremony as it was missing from the brochure released by the Indian Army on Saturday. The defence ministry has not commented on why the decades-old staple tune at Beating Retreat had been omitted. Surprised at the decision, former DG of military operations Lt Gen Vinod Bhatia (retd) said the tradition should continue as soldiers relate to Abide With Me and it has been a part of our military culture. The latest decision comes on the back of the Amar Jawan Jyoti controversy.
最新的决定是在Amar Jawan Jyoti争议之后做出的。
No one can become the father of a nation which is more than 5000 years old. Everyone is sons and daughters of this great nation. Gandhi is no exception. How can a person born 150 years ago be the father of nation that is 5000 years old?
Some decisions are really needed.
Po itics changed our history.
A delhi kid can't tell 3 great king of south india but they can tell mughals by year, for them fre m fighter means gandi movement only when the reality is he just did a little fraction for independence.
Another masterstroke, this gov. is on fire ag inst british traditions.
"Better late than never"
"Our Country, Our Way of celebrations"kudos!
I don't see any controversy. For example : If the go nment decided to cut the funds spent on social welfare, that should be a controversy. For us common man it is a non issue.
Gandhi was one who grab the opportunity and filled the spot, but we know who the real people behind our independence
There are many who fought with Britishers on face to face like Bose, Sardar Patel, Bhagat Singh, ...
But all credit is given to Gandhi for doing nothing.
有很多人曾与英国人面对面战斗过，比如Bose, Sardar Patel, Bhagat Singh，…
Modi Govt did thing
Go nment has taken a great decision.
India's independence struggle was first fought with British was in 1857.
That time Gandhi was not born also.
How could someone can tell he is Father of the nation.
Gandhi was British Agent. Kadam Kadam Badaye Ja is one of the best patriotic song.
甘地是英国的代理人。《Kadam Kadam Badaye Ja 》是最好的爱国歌曲之一。
It Is The Rise Of Our Nation So The Changes Will Come,That's What Nation Wants.Gandhi Ji Is In Our Thoughts Let Him Be There Peacefully.
Gandhi started the white worship craze in India and 90% of people in India still have that habit. Shameful.
It was a British Tradition.. I think some Other Indian Spiritual Hymn will be Included in that! If so, We should hail the Govt for Integrating us again to the National celebrations
"If someone Say's that he is Gandhi fan , then slap him and his immediate reaction will prove he is not".
Love it. Love the change that should have happened decades ago.
Amazing and much appreciated step, we have to get out of colonial sl very from our minds, why should such songs be played which are not indian at all. Am sure liberals would be having a tough time gul it
Modi gov is correcting all past mistakes of decades!
We are not the sl ves of Gandhi that we have to endorse everything that this man liked. Move on fellow Indians !!!!!
This song still serves as a symbol of British imperialism. So, I support to removing it.
Finally our govt is showing some guts.
We must throw away all the colonial history
Its an appericiated step. We all know how crooked that old man gandhi was..
Not only hymn his pic must be removed from nes.
Step in direction. Full support
Re gion is bad
Good move because we should come out from the colonial past mindset.
I love Modi
Change is always scary and people feel sceptic, but it won't matter in the long run. This gov is changing many things we can only hope that it's for the good.
No need to disrespect Gandhi ji, he is and always will be an integral part of this nation's heritage and culture whether you like it or not.
As much as I respect Mahatma Gandhi but it's clearly the choice of govt to go through with what they see fit doesn't necessarily mean they are demeaning Gandhi period.
The history books have to be re written..let the future genration know who the real heros are .
It's a good decision, everyone should support it