March Past - Everything You Should Know About The Pride Of India

Rose Advani |Mar 10, 2020

March Past takes place to show the country’s rich cultural heritage and military prowess. Indian Government also organizes more march pasts to slow down the protests in India. Get details insides!

March past is one of the indispensable activities in official events of each nation to show the country’s rich cultural heritage and military prowess.

A march past on Independence Day of India
A parade on Independence Day of India

With the emergency status in New Delhi with the increase of riots and protests in New Dehli of Hindu and Muslim, the Indian government decided the armed forces interfered in the effort to stop the riots rooting CAA protests. Along with this method, a parade was considered to keep calm and slow down the riots.

march past in India
CAA protest for last few months
Riots took place in New Delhi between Muslim and Hindu, many deaths
Riots took place in New Delhi between Muslim and Hindu, many deaths

What is march past?

As we mentioned, the march past literally is a parade of troops past a reviewing stand which is conducted to show the cultural heritage and military prowess of each nation. For this special occasion, there are thousands of soldiers, people from different organizations, and students from schools join.

The March Past
A parade had thousands of soldiers and attendees from different organizations

Among the great parades in a year, Republic day march past may be the greatest one with the attendant of the armed forces, schools, and other organizations, as estimated above 2 lacs people come to watch this march past. On the big day, each Indian feels pride when seeing the National flag on Republic Day.

March Past Sessions
Students in a parade to celebrate Annual Sport Day

People believe that the main parade will take place at Rajpath situated in New Delhi. There is a fact that it used to happen in Irwin Stadium (now National Stadium), Kingsway, Red Fort, and Ramleela Maidan from 1950 to 1954 respectively.

Kingsway (Rajpath) became the permanent venue for the march past in 1955.

Best march past music

Music for march past requires music producers to use different techniques that combine music, and movement.

Currently, people can buy to get march past songs from YouTube or Shopify at a reasonable price or sometimes for free. Here is a great suggestion from Starbiz, Mahageeta - a unique album of march past for school functions and parades and Indian patriotic festivals.

March Past Band music
Mahageeta - a unique album of march past

The album is suitable for Annual Sports Day, our beloved Independence Day or Republic Day celebrations with a standard tempo of the band and content with great thoughts and deliberation.

March past commands in India

India began organizing  Military Commands with the integration of the Army, Air Force, and Navy 3 years ago which became the biggest restructuring in India’s military history.

Structure Of Indian Army
Structure of Indian Army

General Bipin Rawat, India's first Chief of Defence Staff said that his goal is to develop the services as an armed force which are integrated capabilities, logistics, and manpower for the new Military Commands. In other words, this new operation will reduce expenses, rationalize manpower and build up a cohesive of the armed forces.

Bipin Rawat
General Bipin Rawat, India's first Chief of Defence Staff

Through the march past of a country, we will see its culture, the coherence from different organizations as well as the power of the armed forces. The article basically shows you the march past meaning, where you can put on its music, and some information about its commands in India. Hopefully,  the Indian government successfully organize parades to comfort and reduce the CAA protests and riots of recent days in New Delhi.

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