Droupadi Murmu presents Silver Trumpet and Trumpet Banner to the President’s Bodyguard.

  • President of India, Smt. Draupadi Murmu presented the Silver Trumpet and Trumpet Banner to the President’s Bodyguard (PBG) at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan on 27th October 2022.
  • She said that this event is also special because the President’s bodyguards are celebrating 250 years of its establishment. It is being celebrated along with the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ being celebrated across the country.
  • The President commended the PBG for its excellent military traditions, professionalism and discipline in all operations. She said that the country is proud of him. She expressed confidence that he would continue his endeavor with dedication, discipline and valor to uphold the highest traditions of Rashtrapati Bhavan and to be a role model for other regiments of the Indian Army.

The President’s Bodyguard is the oldest regiment of the Indian Army. The regiment has the unique distinction of being the only military unit of the Indian Army which has the privilege of carrying the President’s Silver Trumpet and Trumpet Banner. The honor was conferred on the President’s bodyguard in 1923 by the then Viceroy, Lord Reading, on the occasion of the Bodyguard completing 150 years of service. On 27th January 1950, the regiment was renamed as President’s Bodyguard.

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