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NewsPresident Murmu Presides Over Army Guard Battalion Handover at Rashtrapati Bhavan

President Murmu Presides Over Army Guard Battalion Handover at Rashtrapati Bhavan

In her address, President Murmu extended her heartfelt appreciation to the officers and soldiers of the 6th Battalion of the Sikh Regiment.

In a solemn yet prestigious ceremony, President Droupadi Murmu graced the ceremonial change-over of the Army Guard Battalion stationed at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Sunday.

Amidst the backdrop of tradition and honour, the 6th Battalion of the Sikh Regiment concluded its tenure as the ceremonial Army Guard Battalion, symbolically transferring the mantle to the 1st Battalion of the 5th Gorkha Rifles.

Rotating infantry units of the Army assume the role of the ceremonial Army Guard at Rashtrapati Bhavan, embodying the essence of duty and allegiance.

These battalions stand at the forefront during significant national events, including the Guard of Honour for dignitaries, the Republic Day parade, the Independence Day parade, and the Beating the Retreat Ceremony, in addition to safeguarding the Rashtrapati Bhavan through ceremonial guard duties.

Change of guard

In her address, President Murmu extended her heartfelt appreciation to the officers and soldiers of the 6th Battalion of the Sikh Regiment. She lauded their unwavering commitment to upholding the highest standards of military traditions and acknowledged their dedicated service at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Welcoming the 1st Battalion of the 5th Gorkha Rifles, President Murmu expressed her confidence in their ability to uphold the esteemed legacy of the Army Guard Battalion. She emphasized their pivotal role in setting a new benchmark during their tenure, drawing upon their illustrious history spanning 166 years.

The incoming 1st Battalion of the 5th Gorkha Rifles traces its origins back to May 22, 1858.

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Throughout its distinguished history, the unit has participated valiantly in both World Wars, earning numerous accolades for acts of bravery and exemplary service to the nation.

The ceremonial transition not only marks the continuity of duty but also signifies the enduring spirit of service and sacrifice embodied by the Indian Armed Forces.

As the 1st Battalion of the 5th Gorkha Rifles assumes its responsibilities at Rashtrapati Bhavan, it carries forward a legacy of honour, courage, and dedication, reaffirming its commitment to safeguarding the nation’s highest seat of power with utmost vigilance and pride.

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Pratham Gurung
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