"The ceremony takes place every Saturday at 10 a.m. and is open to the public. A military tradition, it involves the periodic change of guard, when a fresh body of troops take charge."
New Delhi, June 5 - The Change of Guard ceremony that takes place every Saturday at the Rashtrapati Bhavan will not be held June 7 due to full dress rehearsal by the President's Bodyguards, it was announced.

The Change of Guard ceremony will not be held on Saturday, June 7 due to the full dress rehearsal by the President's Bodyguards in connection with the president's address to both houses of the parliament on June 9, said a statement from Rashtrapati Bhavan.

The ceremony takes place every Saturday at 10 a.m. and is open to the public. A military tradition, it involves the periodic change of guard, when a fresh body of troops take charge.

It was opened to the public in 2007. To make it more visually appealing and public-friendly, it was revamped and relocated in December 2012 after President Pranab Mukherjee assumed office.


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