Prime Minister Modi congratulated
Today, the entire country is celebrating the 74th Army Day with the Army. Congratulating the Indian soldiers on the occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “Happy Army Day to the brave soldiers, honored veterans and their families. The Indian Army is known for its bravery and professionalism. Our words cannot do justice to the invaluable contribution of the Indian Army to national security.
President Kovind patted his back
Simultaneously, President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted congratulations to the Indian Army on Army Day. “Congratulations to the soldiers and ex-servicemen on Army Day,” the President wrote. The Indian Army has played a vital role in ensuring national security. Our soldiers have demonstrated professionalism, sacrifice and bravery in guarding the borders and maintaining peace. The nation is grateful for your service. Jai Hind! ‘
The army showed its strength
Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Mukund Narwana, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhary and Chief of Naval Staff Admiral R Hari Kumar paid tributes at the National War Memorial in Delhi on Army Day on Saturday morning. This was followed by a parade at the Kariappa Parade Ground. Soldiers celebrated Band Day and step by step Army Day. On the occasion, Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Narwana inspected the parade at Kariappa Parade Ground. The army has also released a video of the parade.
Why is Army Day celebrated?
Army Day is celebrated on 15th January because on this day on 15th January 1949 the Indian Army was completely liberated from the British Army. After which for the first time Lieutenant General KM Kariyappa became the first Indian Commander-in-Chief. Kariappa was the first army chief of independent India. KM Kariyappa is also known as “Keeper”.