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Shree Muktajeevan Pipe Band Leads the London Parade


Thousands of performers from all around the world took part in London’s spectacular annual New Year’s Day Parade on 1st January 2007. Leading the parade was Shree Muktajeevan Pipe Band, London. This year the Parade celebrated its 21st Anniversary as Shree Muktajeevan Pipe Band celebrates it’s 35th anniversary. The band was proud to take part by marking its series of Worldwide performances in honour of Shree Muktajeevan Swamibapa, whose Shatabdi (Centenary) celebrations are being held in October 2007 in Maninagar, Ahmedabad, India.

More than half a million people filled some of London’s most famous streets to see the fantastic procession as it weaved its way along the 2 mile route. The parade started at midday in Parliament Square and finished in Piccadilly, passing Westminster Abbey, 10 Downing Street, Royal Horse Guards and the World famous Trafalgar

More than 500 TV stations, in 50 countries, were fed live coverage of the event via satellite – with many more watching live on the web. Bob Bone, Executive Director of the Parade said: “We had the greatest number of spectators on the streets – and a huge new TV audience. The feedback has been fantastic – giving London the
perfect platform to show what it has to offer. We are delighted that Shree Muktajeevan Pipe Band took part in the Parade. The crowds are always delighted to see such a wonderful display of military
standard discipline and musical flair.”