Latest News: Army Day is celebrated every year at all Indian Army Command headquarters to honor the country’s soldiers who are serving the country & also who have sacrificed their lives for the country.
What is National Army Day? How do we celebrate it and what is its purpose?
What is Army Day?
Army Day is celebrated to mark Lt Gen K M Carriappa taking over as commander-in-chief of the Indian Army in 1949 from General Francis Butcher, the last British commander-in-chief of India. The transfer of power from the British to India signifies an important moment in the Indian history. Army Day also honours soldiers who have sacrificed their lives for the country.
Why does India celebrate Army Day on Jan 15?
The Indian Army was established on April 1, 1895. However, after independence – on January 15, 1949 – the army got its first Indian chief.
How does India celebrate Army Day?
Army command headquarters in the country celebrate this day by organising military parades, which showcase various routines such as aerial stunts and bike pyramids. The main parade is held at Cariappa Parade ground in Delhi, Bravery awards and Sena medals are also distributed on this day. The country also pays tribute to the army at ‘Amar Jawan Jyoti’ at India Gate.
What is Indian Army’s motto
The motto of the Indian Army says “Service before self.”