Army Day is celebrated on January 15 annually to mark the day when (then) Lieutenant General KM Cariappa took over from General Sir Francis Butcher as Commander-in-Chief of India on January 15, 1949.
Army Day is celebrated at every Army Command headquarters located in the nation and in the national capital. The tribute is followed closely by the army shows that feature the technology and achievements of the Army. Bravery awards such as Unit credentials and Sena Medals are also distributed to the soldiers on this day.
Army day is dedicated to the soldiers who fought to safeguard the nation’s honor. On 71st Army Day now, leaders, actors, and taxpayers flood Twitter with messages for both men and women in uniform. From praising the Army’s valor to paying homage to the soldiers who died for the nation, Twitter users showered their love and respect for the military.
On Army Day, greetings to the valiant men and women of the Indian Army, to veterans and their families. You are our nation’s pride, the sentinels of our liberty. Citizens sleep securely knowing you are ever awake and ever vigilant #PresidentKovind
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) January 15, 2019