Today, January 15, 74th Indian Army Day is being celebrated with grate enthusiasm. This day commemorates Field Marshal Kodandera Madappa Cariappa, the former Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army. Army Day is celebrated by conducting a military parade and other martial display at Cariappa Parade Ground in Delhi Cantonment. How this day should be celebrated so that the next generation can understand the sacrifices and contributions of the Indian Army.
Why This Day Is Celebrated And Its Significance
On 1st April 1895, the British Indian Army was formed by the British administration with the help of Indian Army. The nation did not get its first Indian leader until January 15th 1949, when India became independent in 1947.
The Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Armed Forces, Lieutenant General KM Cariappa replaced General Francis Butche, the final British commander-in-chief of the Indian Army in 1949. So this day is celebrated as Indian Army Day and this day pays homage to the soldiers who gave their lives for the nation.
The day began with a tribute to the Indian soldiers at “Amar Jawan Jyoti” at News Delhi’s India Gate. After the tribute, a parade with a military parade showcases the latest technology of the Indian Army. On this day honors of heroism such as departmental identity and Sena medals are awarded. Indian Army members receive gallantry and highly honored Service medals at Army Day in Jammu and Kashmir.