๐ŸŽผ A historic bagpipe band

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The Chennai Police has its first all-women music band.

Story so far: Until 2015, there was a bagpipe band in the Armed Reserve unit in the city police consisting of men. It was disbanded after the men got transferred to different places. Now, they’ve created a new band of only women playing the bagpipes and drums.

  • Formed two months ago, it has 34 policewomen. They were chosen based on their interest in playing instruments and performing at cultural events.
  • They were given bagpipes and bespoke uniforms. Their first show was the police medal parade on May 27.

Other states: Other than Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, and Jharkhand have similar bands.

(Image credits: Screengrab from Greater Chennai Police’s YouTube video)

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