President Kovind witnesses ceremonial change-over of Army Guard Battalion

President Ram Nath Kovind today witnessed the Ceremonial change-over of the Army Guard Battalion stationed at Rashtrapati Bhavan. During the function, the 5th Battalion of the first Gorkha Rifles, on completion of its three and half years tenure as Ceremonial Army Guard Battalion, 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.