Army Day: Service chiefs pay tribute at Amar Jawan Jyoti; Prez, PM greet troops
Army Day is celebrated on January 15 every year to mark Field Marshal K M Cariappa’s taking over as the first commander-in-chief of the Indian Army in 1949.india Updated: Jan 15, 2018 11:41 IST
On the 70th Army Day, Chief of Army Staff Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Naval Staff Sunil Lanba, and Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa paid tribute at Amar Jawan Jyoti in New Delhi on Monday.
President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted the officers and troops of the Indian Army on the occasion of Army Day.
The official Twitter handle of the President of India read,
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 #PresidentKovind— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) January 15, 2018
Modi saluted the Army personnel who sacrificed their lives while serving the nation and said every citizen of the country has “unwavering trust and pride” in the Indian Army.
The prime minister wrote on his official Twitter handle,
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.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 15, 2018
Our Army always puts the nation first. I salute all those great individuals who sacrificed their lives while serving the nation. India will never forget our valiant heroes.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 15, 2018
Army Day is celebrated on January 15 every year to mark Field Marshal K M Cariappa’s taking over as the first commander-in-chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher in 1949.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley also honoured the courage and bravery of the soldiers.
Union Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore posted,
Paying tribute to the soldiers, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi wrote,
We salute the valour, courage and sacrifice of our brave jawans on #ArmyDay. Your perseverance defends our freedom; your dedication shields our liberty. It's because of your sacrifices a billion hopes and dreams can take shape. pic.twitter.com/L9o0RFihsh— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) January 15, 2018
Union Minister Smriti Irani posted,
On Army Day, a grateful Nation salutes the courage and spirit of selfless service of our armed forces personnel. pic.twitter.com/bkGyLQNQo4— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) January 15, 2018
Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba wrote,
#ArmyDay All ranks of Indian Navy join me in wishing our Brothers-in-Arms in Olive Greens and their families a Very Happy Army Day - Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of the Naval Staff pic.twitter.com/D05IdN1kde— SpokespersonNavy (@indiannavy) January 15, 2018
Director General of the Indian Coast Guard also wished the army,
On the occasion of Army Day 2018, I salute the Indian Army on behalf of all ranks of @IndiaCoastGuard & families for their unstinted glorious service to the Nation. May God bless you & your loved ones and God bless the Nation.— Indian Coast Guard (@IndiaCoastGuard) January 15, 2018
Director General Rajendra Singh. DGICG @adgpi pic.twitter.com/XYlg2t9K8d
First Published: Jan 15, 2018 11:41 IST