The celebrations of 73rd Republic Day ended at the Rajpath, the PBG attended President Ram Nath Kovind. In the PBG, Virat was awarded the Chief of the Army Staff Commendation on the eve of Army Day on January 15.
Virat’s retirement has been announced by PBG. The horse has participated successfully in the event for 13 times. It has the distinction of supporting former as well as current President Ram Nath Kovind.
During the parade, Virat is however considered the most trusted horse. He is also called the PBG “charger”.