Change in timing for Change of Guards ceremony

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday said the timing of the ‘Change of Guard’ ceremony to be held on Saturday has been changed.

“The Change of Guard Ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan will be held at 11.30 a.m. instead of its regular timing 10.00 a.m. this Saturday (December 17, 2016) due to the ceremonial reception being accorded to the President of Tajikistan,” the President House said in a release here.

President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon is on a state visit to India from December 14-18. President Rahmon will arrive in New Delhi on December 16 after visiting Kerala.

Change of Guard is a military tradition where guards and sentries at palaces, forts and defence establishments change periodically to enable a fresh body of troops take charge.

The ceremony is held every Saturday and is open to the general public for viewing.

–IANS

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