New Delhi: India celebrates its 73rd Army Day today (15th January 2021) where all Army Command headquarters celebrate Army Day to commemorate the country’s soldiers.
The nation also pays tribute to the valour of the bravehearts on this day while thanking them for their selfless service.
Every year, the Indian Army celebrates the Army Day on January 15 because on this day in 1949, the Indian Army got its first chief. Lieutenant General KM Cariappa took over as the reins of the armed force as first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief of India. He adopted the slogan ‘Jai Hind’, which means ‘Victory to India’”.
Every year, the day is celebrated with different themes and ideas.
This year the Indian Army has organized a marathon – Vijay Run – to “commemorate Swarnim Vijay Varsh celebrations of India’s resounding victory over Pakistan in 1971.”