School Bands to Perform at National War Memorial

National War Memorial

New Delhi: School bands will now perform at the National War Memorial in New Delhi on a regular rotation basis.

A decision to this effect has been jointly taken by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the Ministry of Education.

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The Ministry of Education has directed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to prepare a schedule of school bands in consultation with the Ministry of Education and Government of NCT of Delhi so that schools bands can perform at the NWM.

The place, themes, tunes etc. of the band can be decided in coordination with the Directorate of National War Memorial & Museum, Headquarter Integrated Defence Staff (NWM&M, HQ IDS) keeping in view the sanctity of the Memorial.

The Ministry of Education has also requested the Education Departments of all States/Union Territories to select one band from the schools of their respective states to perform in coordination with NWM&M, HQ IDS as a part of the regular schedule. The CBSE will coordinate with all the schools in coordination with the Ministry of Defence.

The tentative date for performances of these school bands at the NWM is from February 22, ahead of the third anniversary of the dedication of the NWM to the nation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had dedicated the NWM to the nation on February 25, 2019.

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