Today, India marks 71st Army Day. On this day in 1949, Field Marshal Kodandera M. Cariappa took over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief. Army day is dedicated to the soldiers who fought to safeguard the country’s honor.
On this great occasion, Army chief General Bipin Rawat said that the Indian army will not hesitate to take strong action to deal with the terror activities along the border with Pakistan. General Rawat addressed Army Personnel of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.
On the other hand, President Ramnath Kovind tweeted-
On Army Day, greetings to the valiant men and women of the Indian Army, to veterans and their families. 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, 2019
PM Modi and former CM of Rajasthan Vasundhara Raje also greeted our brave soldiers-
सेना दिवस के अवसर पर हमारे जवानों, पूर्व सैनिकों और उनके परिवारों को बहुत-बहुत शुभकामनाएं। हम सभी देशवासियों को अपने सैनिकों के दृढ़ संकल्प एवं समर्पण पर गर्व है। मैं उनके अदम्य साहस एवं वीरता को प्रणाम करता हूं।
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 15, 2019
सेना दिवस के अवसर पर मातृभूमि की सुरक्षा में अपना सर्वस्व न्यौछावर करने के लिए सदैव समर्पित रहने वाले वीर सपूतों को सलाम करती हूं। अदम्य साहस, बहादुरी एवं पराक्रम की परियाचक भारतीय सेना के जांबाज सैनिकों पर हम सभी को गर्व हैं।#ArmyDay pic.twitter.com/aNH9Or10s4
— Vasundhara Raje (@VasundharaBJP) January 15, 2019
Minister Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore-
On #ArmyDay, a tribute to the brave soldiers of the Indian Army.
Every single one of them is the epitome of matchless valor and boundless determination; and embodies the motto of the Indian Army: Service Before Self.
Let us proudly honor our army! Jai Hind! pic.twitter.com/LWe4dv5531
— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) January 15, 2019
Cricketer Virendra Sehwag in his signature style-
Climate changes, enemy changes, place changes, protecting the country never changes. Salute to the
extraordinary men who have laid down their life for us in the line of defence and to those who are deployed to defend our motherland.#ArmyDay
Jai Hind pic.twitter.com/OsJVMt4mjA
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 15, 2019
Actress Anushka Sharma, who comes from the army background, tweeted-
There is nothing but gratitude to the men and women in uniform, the veterans and their families who have kept our nation safe and have put the country before themselves. Jai Hind 🇮🇳🙏🏻 #ArmyDay
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) January 15, 2019
No wonder, why #ArmyDay is the top trend today.