President Ram Nath Kovind made the most of the Independence Day – August 15, 2018 celebration, watching the President’s Bodyguard (PBG) at a special screening of the documentary at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Wednesday, according to an official statement. Directed by Robin Roy and produced by National Geographic, the documentary on the President’s Bodyguard will premiere on National Geographic channel at 2100 hrs on Thursday, the statement issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan said.
“The President’s Bodyguard displays the best traditions of discipline and skills of our Armed Forces. Their flawless turnout and impressive bearing speak for the heritage of our country, and our Armed Forces,” Kovind said in an interview.
Narration by Amitabh Bachchan, the documentary tells the story of the President’s Bodyguard, the oldest surviving mounted unit and one of the senior-most regiments of the Indian Army. The regiment, with a 245-year legacy, has around 200 soldiers.
“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,” the president added.