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Prez Kovind to watch documentary on 'President's bodyguards'

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

will watch a special screening of National Geographic's 'The President's Bodyguard' documentary at Bhavan on Tuesday.

It will premiere on the Independence Day, i.e. August 15, at 9 pm, on channel, a statement issued by the channel said today.

"Ceremonial occasions like the 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 and abroad. The displays the best traditions of discipline and skills of our armed forces," Kovind was quoted as having said in the statement.

Their flawless turn-out and impressive bearing speak for of our country, and our armed forces, he said.

"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," the said.

A special screening of National Geographic's The will take place at the Bhavan on August 14, 2018, it said.

The event will be graced by the and will be attended by representatives from several ministries and forces, the statement said.

The is narrated by veteran Amitabh Bachchan, it said.

"I feel National Geographic's film is a complete package which brings forth the stories of some selfless men who have put national duties above any other interests. The film will surely take the viewers a step closer to the history and heritage of one of the oldest units of our homeland," Bachchan said.

Uday Shankar, President of 21st Century Fox, Asia; and of Star India, said, "The President's Bodyguard is the story of India's historic and heritage unit, and one of the senior most regiments of the "

The President's Bodyguard is the oldest surviving mounted unit and is one of the senior most regiments of the

The regiment, which has 245-year-old legacy, and is made up of almost 200 soldiers, represents supreme and selfless service, the channel said.

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First Published: Sun, August 12 2018. 14:30 IST