India celebrates Army Day on 15th January with great enthusiasm. It commemorates Field Marshal Kodendera Madappa Kariappa (KM Kariyappa), who was the Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army. Every year, the day is marked by a military parade and many other martial performances at the Kariappa Parade Ground in the Delhi Cantonment.
We will celebrate the 74th Indian Army Day in 2022 with almost equal pride, enthusiasm and passion so that our future generations can understand the sacrifices and contributions made by the Indian Army.
History and significance
The British Indian Army was established in the British administration on April 1, 1895 and was known as the British Indian Army. After India became independent in 1947, the nation did not get its first Indian head until January 15, 1949. Lieutenant General KM Kariappa replaced General Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army, as Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Armed Forces in 1949. The transfer of power from the British to India is seen as a watershed. An issue of Indian history and celebrated as Army Day. This day is also marked to pay tribute to the soldiers who gave their lives for the nation.
How is Indian Army Day celebrated in the country?
The Indian Army plays a key role during the crisis, as they are determined to become a war-leading team. The day was named as Indian Army Day to pay homage to the martyred Indian Army personnel at “Amar Jawan Jyoti” at India Gate in News Delhi.
Following the tribute, a grand parade with military parades showcases the latest technology and achievements of the Indian Army. On this historic day, gallantry honors such as division credentials and army medals are awarded. During the Army Day celebrations in Jammu and Kashmir, serving Army members receive medals of bravery and high honors.