New Delhi: Army Day in India is celebrated with great enthusiasm every year on 15th of January. It has been started celebrating to respect the Lieutenant General of India, K. M. Cariappa (Kodandera Madappa Cariappa) who was the first Indian Army’s Commander-in-Chief. It is celebrated every year at all the Army Command headquarters and national capital by organizing army parades including many other military shows.
It is the 67th Indian Army day which is being observed across the nation today. It is also celebrated to pay homage and salute to the courageous and brave Indian soldiers who have sacrificed their lives for protecting the country. Indian Army General Kodandera Madappa Cariappa succeeded the British Army General Roy Butcher and became the first Commander-in-Chief of the independent India.
Indian Army soldiers are always ready to fight with all the hard times at Indian borders as well as with the natural disasters. They courageously face all the challenges and difficulties that come their way to save the nation and people.
Army Day Celebration
Indian army plays a great and big role during the calamity situations in the country as they are dedicated to the country to become the War Winning Team. The day was decided to be celebrated as the army day in India to start paying tribute to the sacrificed Indian army soldiers at the “Amar Jawan Jyoti” at India Gate in New Delhi.
After paying homage, an excellent parade including military shows takes place to signify the new technologies and accomplishments in the Indian Army. Bravery awards including Unit credentials and Sena Medals are distributed at this auspicious occasion.
At the Army Day celebration in Jammu and Kashmir, serving army personnel get the bravery and famed service awards (Sena medals, Vishist Seva medals). The day has been marked to memorize the daring and bold Indian soldiers who lost their lives while protecting their nation.
Army Day Parade
Army day parade during the army day celebration is carried out by the Indian army soldiers (Indian army bands) which involves the exhibition of BLT T-72, T-90 tanks, Brahmos Missile, carrier Mortar Tracked Vehicle, 155 MM Soltum Gun, Advanced Light Helicopters of the Army Aviation Corps and etc.
Serving the Indian Army takes a pledge on this day, to maintain their service and protect the nation from enemies whether they are foreign or domestic.
Mean while back in Srinagar, Army said the functions were being organized under the aegis of Srinagar-based Chinar Corps in north Kashmir at Pazgam, Trehgam, Haiderbegh, Sopore, Manasbal and Baramulla.
In a statement, it said all spectra of the civil society attended the events which included blood donation camp, interaction with ex-servicemen and motivational seminars, besides indoor sports activities for children of Baramulla district.
The Army said the medical camp was organized for people of far-flung areas where the Army personnel of the Hajipir brigade, Trehagam, voluntarily donated blood in a camp organized at Primary Health Centre (PHC), Panzgam.