President Kovind presents Silver Trumpet & Trumpet Banner to Bodyguard

Lutyens Trust Members attend this auspicious ceremony in Lutyens’s Rashtrapati Bhavan

Thirty-two members of the Lutyens Trust were invited to attend the President’s Silver Trumpet Ceremony in the grounds of the former Viceroy’s House on 17 November 2017 by the INTACH Delhi Chapter.

The President’s Bodyguard (PGB) completed 144 years of distinguished service this year and is the senior most unit of the Indian Army. The PGB was raised in 1773 at Benares by the then Governor, Warren Hastings, with a strength of 50 handpicked troopers, and today has 179 troopers.

The cavalryman’s life is woven around the calls of the trumpet giving it pride of place in unit traditions and ethos. The prestige of the unit is further enhanced by the trumpet banner it carries. The PBG has the unique distinction of being the only military unit of the Indian Army privileged to carry the President’s Silver Trumpet and Trumpet Banner.

Watch the video of the ceremony and catch glimpses of our members here.