Shimla: 11th May, 2014 will be a memorable day for the tourists, visitors and residents of Shimla town when they will enjoy the unique memorable presentation by the Indian Army Symphony Band at Ridge at 5.30 pm. This is a chain of events being celebrated throughout the year under ‘Shimla Celebrates’. This was disclosed by Upma Chaudhary, Additional Chief Secretary.
Chaudhary informed that the Indian Army Symphony band was raised in 1990 at New Delhi with bandsmen taken from all military bands of the Army to retain the true representation of the entire nation in one band. She said that in order to add variety to the music, Indian classical music instruments like santoor, sitar, jaltarang were also incorporated with the military band.
Additional Chief Secretary said that the Indian Army Symphony band has the unique privilege of performing during the visits of various foreign dignitaries to India at the Rashtrapati Bhawan and during national level functions like Republic Day, Independence Day and Beating the Retreat ceremonies.
Additional Chief Secretary said that impressive presentations of Army bank could also be enjoyed at Ridge on 13th, 15th, 17th and 18th May, 2014 at 5 pm.
Chaudhary said that renowned artists of Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra, New Delhi will present Ballets Meera on 23rd May, Durga on 24th May and Karna on 25th May, 2014.