Every year on December 4, we celebrate Indian Navy Day. The soldiers are honored by remembering the work they have done for the country, but do you know how the day started? So let us tell you the story behind Indian Navy Day and why it is celebrated on December 4.
What is the theme of Indian Navy Day 2019?
The theme for Indian Navy Day 2019 is ‘promoting the participation of persons with disabilities and their leadership: taking action on the 2030 Development Agenda’.”
Story behind Indian Navy Day – Know why navy day is celebrated on December 4
4 December was selected to be celebrated as the Indian Navy Day as the Indian Navy conducted a major operation, called Operation Trident, on the ports of Karachi during India-Pakistan War in 1971. The Indian navy succeeded to heavily damage four Pakistani vessels as also Pakistani facilities. The day is also marked to remember Indian personnel who got killed during the war.
Indian Navy Day celebrations and events
Every year on December 4, a large number of ships from the Mumbai headquarters of the Navy depart towards the Visakhapatnam port. Upon arriving at Visakhapatnam Port, all the ships celebrate this day there. This entire event is planned by the Eastern Naval Command in Visakhapatnam. Navy Demonstration is done at the War Memorial RK beach in Visakhapatnam. Navy’s best ships, the Submarine, Fighter Jet and the Force, come from all over India for the Navy Day Demonstration.
On the day of Indian Navy Day, the strength of the Navy is shown to the whole world. All the ships show their strength and how powerful they are. On Navy Day, most of the Navy ships that come to Visakhapatnam are also open to the general public. Everyone can visit and see what kind of ships are used by the Indian Navy.
Navy Day is based on a theme which is ‘Safe Seas and Secure Coasts for a strong Nation’. The job of the Indian Navy is to preserve the sea, protect its coast and make the country vigorous.
Navy Day, celebrated on 4 December, is very special for every Indian. This is the day when the whole nation comes together to see and appreciate the strength of Indian Navy and honor them for their bravery.