President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, has on Saturday witnessed the ceremonial change-over of the Army Guard Battalion stationed at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Here, 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.
Various 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.