Prez witnesses ceremonial change-over of Army Guard Battalion

28-11-2020

New Delhi, Nov 28 (UNI) President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday witnessed the ceremonial change-over of the Army Guard Battalion stationed at Rashtrapati Bhavan where the 5th Battalion of the 1st Gorkha Rifles handed over the charge to the 6th Battalion of the Sikh Regiment on completion of its three-and-a-half year's tenure as Ceremonial Army Guard Battalion.
Different Infantry units of the Army function as the Ceremonial Army Guard in the Rashtrapati Bhavan by rotation.
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. He will also interact with the outgoing battalion, the 5th Battalion of the 1st Gorkha Rifles, an official release here said.
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 the Rashtrapati Bhavan.