Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi and others took to Twitter to honour the indomitable valour and extreme courage of the armed forces on the occasion of Army Day.
The Army Day is annually celebrated on January 15. It marks the day in 1949 when Lt.Gen. K.M. Cariappa took over as the first commander-in-chief of the Indian Army from the last British commander-in-chief.
PM Narendra Modi tweeted
Saluting the indomitable valour, determination & dedication of our Army on Army Day. pic.twitter.com/k8A21aqrgN— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 15, 2016
Army Chief Genral Dalbir Singh, Navy Chief Admiral Robin Dhowan and Air Force Chief Arup Raha paid homage to the martyrs by laying wreaths at the Amar Jawan Jyoti.
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi also greeted the armed forces and described them as defenders of 'billion hopes and dreams'.
My tribute to our soldiers, officers and ex-servicemen on Army Day(1/2)— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) January 15, 2016
You fight for India's freedom &liberty, and lay down your lives to defend a billion hopes &dreams.You make us proud(2/2)— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) January 15, 2016
Salute to all selfless souls on this 68th Army Day who sacrifice their life to keep us safe. The real heroes of our country. #ArmyDay— Sunny Deol (@IAMSUNNYDEOL) January 15, 2016
I salute to the brave soldiers of India on #ArmyDay. They guard our nation while we live peacefully in our homes.— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) January 15, 2016
On #ArmyDay, I salute our brave jawans who without any hesitation sacrifice their everything for the safety & security of our country.— Anandiben Patel (@anandibenpatel) January 15, 2016
T 2114 - Army Day celebrated 15th of January, in respect of 1st CinC of Army Lt Gen Cariappa .. pic.twitter.com/oFF5g7nzJS— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) January 15, 2016
Greetings and felicitations to all officers, soldiers, ex-servicemen and their families on the Army Day 2016 #PresidentMukherjee— President of India (@RashtrapatiBhvn) January 15, 2016
On Army Day, let us remember the supreme sacrifice of our soldiers for the country & salute their exemplary courage, bravery & dedication.— Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) January 15, 2016
The day is celebrated in the form of parades and other military shows in the national capital as well as all headquarters.
Army day is celebrated in the form of parades and other military shows in the national capital New Delhi as well as all headquarters. Army Day marks a day to salute the valiant soldiers who sacrificed their lives to protect the country.