New Delhi: The Rashtrapati Bhavan will remain closed to the public for two days from Saturday due to the preparations for Narendra Modi's swearing—in ceremony on Monday.
“In view of the preparations being made for the forthcoming swearing-in ceremony, the Rashtrapati Bhavan will remain closed for tours on May 24 and 25, 2014. There will also be no Change of Guards ceremony on May 24,” said a release issued by Rashtrapati Bhavan on Friday.
The Change of Guards ceremony is a military tradition which takes place at Rashtrapati Bhavan every Saturday. The building is closed to the public from Monday to Thursday and on gazetted holidays.
The sprawling forecourt lawns of the Rashtrapati Bhavan are being readied for Modi's swearing—in ceremony which will be attended by heads of SAARC nations and other VVIPs.