Army Day is celebrated every year to honor the Indian Army and its contribution to safety of the citizens of India. It is also meant to recognize the day when Field Marshal K M Cariappa took over the post of first commander-in-chief of the Indian Army from Army from General Sir Francis Butcher in 1949.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the President Ram Nath Kovind met the soldiers to honor their valor and sacrifice to the nation. The President took to twitter to congratulate the Indian Army for their service to the nation, he wrote, “On Army Day, greetings to the valiant men and women of the Indian Army, to veterans and to families of those who have worn the uniform. You are our nation’s pride, the sentinels of our liberty. Citizens sleep securely knowing you are ever awake and ever vigilant hashtag President Kovind.”
Narendra Modi also wrote on twitter about the Indian Army, stating, “On Army Day, I convey greetings to the soldiers, veterans and their families. Every citizen of India has unwavering trust and pride in our Army, which protects the nation and is also at the forefront of humanitarian efforts during times of natural disasters and other accidents.”
Army Day is recognized as a day of pride for the citizens of India, who are greatfull for the work of the Army, and their sacrifices that make it possible for them to sleep peacefully at night. The Army also carries out parade at the India Gate, and also salutes all those who have lost their lives in protecting the honor of India. The social media is full with congratulations and thankful messages for the Indian Army.