Change of Guards to take place at Rashtrapati Bhavan

New Delhi, Oct 8 (PTI) The over two centuries old tradition of ceremonial Changing of the Guard will take place on the lawns of the Rashtrapati Bhavan on October 10.

The ceremony, which will begin at 9:00 am, will see the incoming 15th Battalion of the Jammu and Kashmir Rifles replace the outgoing 6th Battalion of the Assam Rifles.

The about 45-minute long ceremony is free of charge for all visitors.

"The Changing of the Guard Ceremony has a very ancient tradition in which the Infantry Army Guards and the President's Body Guards change guard with clock-work precision. This tradition days back to the raising of the Body Guards in 1773," a Rashtrapati Bhavan statement said.