Politicians greet armed forces on Army Day

Last Updated: Friday, 15 January 2021 (17:28 IST)
Panaji:Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday greeted Army personnel on the occasion of Day.
In a tweet, the Chief Minister said,'Indian gives an opportunity for all of us to express our gratitude, our admiration, and our support to the men and women in uniform for their dedication, bravery and sacrifice for the nation.''I salute our fearless and selfless heroes on the occasion of #IndianArmyDay,' he said.
Bengal Guv greets on Army Day
 
Kolkata:Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar today greeted the armed forces on the occasion of Army Day.'Greetings #ArmyDay. We remember bravehearts who made supreme sacrifice for nation. Salutations to committed soldiers, veterans & their families,' he tweeted.
 
'Army Day is celebrated in recognition of Field Marshal Cariappa, then a Lt Gen,taking over as the first C-in-C on 15 Jan 1949,' Mr Dhankhar said.

Mamata salute armed forces on Army Day
 
Kolkata:West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday saluted everyone who has dedicated their lives to the service of the nation. Taking to her tweeter handle, Ms Banerjee said, "Today is #ArmyDay. On this occasion, I salute everyone who has dedicated their lives to the service of the nation. Jai Hind."
 
Army Day is celebrated on January 15 every year in India, in recognition of Field Marshal Kodandera M. Cariappa's (then a Lieutenant General) taking over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief of India, on January 15,1949.
 
The day is celebrated in the form of parades and other military shows in the national capital New Delhi as well as in all headquarters.On January 15, 2021, India celebrated its 73rd Indian Army Day in New
 
Delhi.Army Day marks a day to salute the valiant soldiers who sacrificed their lives to protect the country and its citizens.(UNI)