Guard Of Honour
The President’s Bodyguard is the oldest surviving mounted unit and is one of the senior most regiments of the Indian Army. A documentary film on them by National Geographic will be screened tonight
The President’s Bodyguard, a documentary film by National Geographic celebrates the rich traditions and legacy of one of the oldest regiments of the Indian Army. The film will be screened tonight at 9 pm.
“The President’s Bodyguard is the story of India’s historic and heritage cavalry unit, and one of the senior most regiments of the Indian army. Its glorious history of service to the nation and pursuit of excellence makes it unique and we are incredibly proud of bringing its story to our viewers,” said Uday Shankar, president of 21st Century Fox, Asia; and Chairman & CEO of Star India.
The President’s Bodyguard (PBG), which has 245 years old legacy, and is made up of almost 200 soldiers, represents supreme and selfless service. Be it the Republic Day Parade or the President’s swearing-in ceremony, these men have upheld important traditions which have been passed on to generations, many times over the last 200 years.
The documentary film is narrated by actor Amitabh Bachchan, whose voice strings the film together. Complementing National Geographic’s spectacular storytelling, Bachchan’s powerful narration will bring the story of the regiment’s legacy and tradition to life.
Commenting on the documentary, Indian President, Ram Nath Kovind, said, “Ceremonial occasions like the Republic Day parade, the President’s address to Parliament, oath-taking ceremony of a new President, or receiving a visiting head of state, are watched keenly in India and abroad. The President’s Bodyguard displays the best traditions of discipline and skills of our Armed Forces. Their flawless turn-out and impressive bearing speak for the heritage of our country, and our Armed Forces. But behind their skills, while standing erect or on horse-back, is years of hard work and the relentless pursuit of perfection. These are untiring, dedicated and brave soldiers — as good as the best in the world. I am very proud of them.”