New timing for Change of Guard at Rashtrapati Bhavan
The timing for the Change of Guard ceremony that takes place every Saturday at Rashtrapati Bhavan will change Aug 15 onwards, a Rashtrapati Bhavan statement said Thursday.
The new timing for the ceremony is between 9 a.m. and 9.40 a.m. from Aug 15 to Nov 14, as against the earlier time of 8 a.m. to 8.40 a.m., the statement said.
The ceremony, a military tradition, is held at the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan when a fresh unit of troops takes charge of duties.
Opened for public viewing in 2007, the ceremony was revamped and relocated in December 2012 after President Pranab Mukherjee assumed office.
(Posted on 14-08-2014)