President of India witnesses the Ceremonial change over of Army Guard Battalion
The Ceremonial change over of Army Guard Battalion was held on 28 November 2020. The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, witnessed the Ceremony of the Army Guard Battalion stationed at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The 5th Battalion of the 1st Gorkha Rifles completed its three and half years tenure as Ceremonial Army Guard Battalion and handed over the charge to the 6th Battalion of the Sikh Regiment.
“Different Infantry units of the Army function as the Ceremonial Army Guard in Rashtrapati Bhavan by rotation. The Army Guard Battalion performs ceremonial duties at various important events such as Guard of Honours to the dignitaries, Republic Day Parade, Independence Day Parade, Beating the Retreat Ceremony apart from performing ceremonial guard duties at Rashtrapati Bhavan”, said the Rashtrapati Bhawan Statement.
“The Commanding Officers of the 5th Battalion of the 1st Gorkha Rifles and the 6th Battalion of the Sikh Regiment will call on the President later in the day. The President will also interact with the outgoing Battalion, the 5thBattalion of the 1st Gorkha Rifles”, the Rashtrapati Bhawan Stated.
Apart from Army Guard Battalion, the President’s Body Guard (PBG) unit also participates in the Presidential Ceremonies.
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