President Murmu honours President's Bodyguard

President Murmu honours President's Bodyguard

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) President Droupadi Murmu on Thursday presented new 'standard of bodyguard and renewed regimental standard' to the President's Bodyguard at a ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here.

The President's Bodyguard is the oldest regiment in the Indian Army, having been raised as the Governor-General's Bodyguard (later the Viceroy's Bodyguard) in 1773. On January 27, 1950, the regiment was renamed the President's Bodyguard.

The regiment was presented the standard of bodyguard and their regimental standard 60 years ago in 1963 by the then President of India, Dr S Radhakrishnan, a statement issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan said.

In her brief remarks on the occasion, the president congratulated all officers and soldiers of the President's Bodyguard on the completion of 250 glorious years of the regiment.

She appreciated the regiment for their excellent military traditions and professionalism.

President Murmu said they are the flagbearers of the rich heritage and culture of the land.

She stated that the honour of being the President's Bodyguard brings additional responsibility to them.

The president expressed confidence that they will strive with dedication, discipline and valour to maintain the best traditions of the Rashtrapati Bhavan and set examples for other regiments of the Indian Army, the statement said. PTI AKV SMN

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