Change of guard ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan to recommence from SaturdayOctober 09, 2019 21:44
The change of guard ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, which was discontinued earlier due to extreme weather conditions, will recommence from this Saturday.
The ceremony is a military tradition in which a group of presidential guards is changed. It takes place on Weekends.
As per the new timings, on Sundays the ceremony will be held from 16:30 to 17:30 between October 13 and 30 and from 16:10 to 17:10 between November 1 and March 14, 2020, according to an official statement.
The ceremony will be held from 17:10 to 18:10 between March 15 to April 30, 2020, it said.
It will also continue to take place on every Saturday from 07:40 am to 08:40 am between October 12 to November 14 and from 09:40 am to 10:40 am between November 15 to March 14, 2020, the statement said.
The change of guard ceremony is open to people.
A request to witness it can be made online through a link on the website of the Rashtrapati Bhavan and the entry is through gate number 2 or 37, it added.
The president's bodyguard, raised in 1773, is the senior most regiment of the Indian Army.
It is a regiment carrying out ceremonial duties for the president. The PBG personnel are excellent horsemen, capable tank men and paratroopers. -- PTI