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Posted on: Friday , Apr 18, 2008 At 12:35 PM

Change Of Guard At Rashtrapati Bhavan

Change of Guard at London's Buckingham Palace is a well known tourist attraction that most of you would have heard of, and some of you would have witnessed.

Did you know that much closer at home, you can visit Change of Guard at Rashtrapati Bhavan too? This is a new initiative made a few months ago by president Pratibha Patil(See news http://www.indiaenews.com/art-culture/20071214/86286.htm).

Here is what the Rashtrapathi Bhavan's official website has to say about it.

"The 40-minute Ceremony includes inspection of the New Guard, nomination of sentries, a formal march to take post and an exchange of compliments by the Guards. A formal military ritual, the Ceremony is a coming together of smartly-attired soldiers of the impressive Army Guard and statuesque President's Bodyguard Troopers, astride their caparisoned, sleekly muscled, powerful and exquisitely groomed steeds."

According to the website, Change of Guard will be held from 8AM to 8.45AM on Saturday, except on gazetted holidays that fall on Saturday. See more details on the site - http://presidentofindia.nic.in/ceremonical'func.html

I haven't got a chance to see it yet, but am eager to do do on my next visit to Delhi. If you have witnessed it, or managed to do so in future, would love to hear from you of the details. Drop a comment here, or better still, go to my profile and send an email..

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By Mukesh Miyan| Posted on:22 Apr 2008

Really good news Arun...
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