Indian Army Day is celebrated every year on January 15th to commemorate the day on which Lieutenant General K M Cariappa took over as first Indian Commander-in-Chief of Indian army in January 1949. This day is celebrated to honour our brave heroes who risk their lives to keep the country protected.
- This day is celebrated with parades and shows at all Army Command headquarters situated across the country and in the national capital.
- The celebration of this day starts with paying tributes to the martyred soldiers at the Amar Jawan Jyoti situated at India Gate in Delhi.
- This is followed by parade shows and military shows which feature the technology and achievements of the Army
- Several awards including Bravery awards such as Sena medals and unit credentials are awarded on this day.
- This year, the showcase event was the annual parade that was held in the Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi. The parade was reviewed by Army Chief Bipin Rawat.
- Our Indian President, Ram Nath Kovind, who is also the supreme commander of all armed forces took to twitter to express his warm feelings for our jawans. He wrote, “On Army Day, greetings to the valiant men and women of the Indian Army, to veterans and to families of those who have worn the uniform. You are our nation’s pride, the sentinels of our liberty. Citizens sleep securely knowing you are ever awake and ever vigilant.”
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi also gave away his greetings to the jawans, he wrote, “On Army Day, I convey greetings to the soldiers, veterans and their families. Every citizen of India has unwavering trust and pride in our Army, which protects the nation and is also at the forefront of humanitarian efforts during times of natural disasters and other accidents “
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