The closing ceremony of Republic Day festivities is termed Beating the Retreat. This is performed by various bands of the Armed Forces, the Navy, Air Force and the Army. They come up one by one, marching and playing music. At the end all the bands go back. This is practised ritualisically every year after the main Republic Day celebrations, at Rajpath in New Delhi. President Ramnath Kovind, Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi, Heads of hte Armed Forces and Speaker of Lok Sabha, Sumithra Mahajan were present.