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Indian Army Day 2024: Honor and Valor


India  •  15 Jan, 2024  •  1,04,419 Views  •  ⭐ 3.0

Written by Shivani Chourasia


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The Indian Army, known for its valiant soldiers who defend the country's borders and safeguard the nation against adversaries, celebrates Indian Army Day annually on January 15. The year 2024 marks the 76th anniversary of this significant day. This celebration is a tribute to the Indian Army's triumphant transition from British control to Indian leadership. The pivotal moment being honoured is on January 15, 1949, when Field Marshal K.M. Cariappa assumed the role of the first Indian Commander-in-chief of the Indian Army from General Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief.

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2024 Celebrations in Lucknow: A New Venue

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In a break from tradition, the 2024 Army Day celebrations are set to take place in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, moving away from the usual venue at the Cariappa Parade Ground in Delhi Cantonment. This shift aims to broaden public involvement and enhance inspiration from the Army's contributions. The choice of Lucknow as the host city also highlights its rich military history. The event will feature a grand parade, overseen by the current Commander-in-chief of the Indian Army, General Manoj Pandey, and attended by high-ranking officials and dignitaries.

Theme and Significance of the Event

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Each year, Indian Army Day carries a specific theme to emphasize certain aspects of the Army's role and contributions. The theme for Army Day 2024 has not been explicitly stated, but the event continues to be a powerful source of patriotism, particularly among the nation's youth. The celebration not only commemorates the Army's historical milestones but also showcases the might and discipline of the fourth strongest military force globally, following the United States, Russia, and China. The day serves as a reminder of the sacrifices and commitment of the Army personnel in protecting the sovereignty and integrity of India.

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Indian Army Day 2024: Central Theme

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The focus for Indian Army Day in 2024 is encapsulated in the theme "In Service of the Nation." This theme underscores the core values and essence of the Indian Army, highlighting the soldiers as paragons of steadfast commitment, dedication, and professionalism. Echoing the Army's motto, "Service Before Self," the theme for 2024 reinforces the idea that the welfare and security of the nation are paramount to the Army, serving as an inspiration for the youth to cultivate a deep respect and love for their country.

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