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Indian Army Day 2024: From Date To Events Organised; All You Need To Know

India will celebrate its 72nd Army Day on January 15, 2024. various events, parades, and ceremonies are held around the country.

Edited By : News24 Desk | Updated: Jan 14, 2024 18:01 IST
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Every year on January 15th, Indian Army Day honors the gallant warriors and commemorates the day General K. M. Cariappa gained command of the Indian Army in 1949. The day is extremely important because it honors the bravery and sacrifice of the military who protect our country.

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When is Indian Army Day Celebrated?

India will celebrate its 72nd Army Day on January 15, 2024. Every year, various events, parades, and ceremonies are held around the country to commemorate Indian Army Day. This year’s event centered around the subject “Courage, Sacrifice, Duty.”

Army Day is not just a holiday, but also an opportunity for the country to express appreciation to the soldiers who stand guard around the clock to ensure our safety. It is a day to commemorate and honor their sacrifices, courage, and steadfast dedication to the country.

Indian Army Day is a historic occasion that brings the entire country together to celebrate the courageous heroes who guard our frontiers. It is a day to remember the sacrifices of the Indian Army and to instill pride and gratitude in the hearts of all citizens. As the country commemorates this day, it serves as a reminder of the Indian Army’s tenacious spirit.

The date of January 15 was not chosen at random; it represents a watershed moment in history. General K. M. Cariappa took over as the first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army on this day in 1949, succeeding General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief. This transition represented the Indian Army’s road to independence and self-sufficiency.

The day begins with the laying of wreaths at India Gate’s Amar Jawan Jyoti. A huge parade is planned to display military might, technical achievements, and the soldiers’ indomitable spirit. Various prizes and accolades are bestowed upon excellent troops in recognition of their extraordinary service.

The commemoration of Indian Army Day elicits patriotic feelings across the country. Special programs are organized by schools, colleges, and other institutions to teach the younger generation about the sacrifices made by our soldiers.

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First published on: Jan 14, 2024 06:01 PM IST

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