Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Army plans special day for veterans
The Army headquarters has identified January 2016 as the month for launching these initiatives. This coincides with the Army Day celebrations, which will take place January 6-15. The celebrations will include debate, quiz and painting competitions, besides a band concert at the Amar Jawan Jyoti, an Army Raahgiri Day at Delhi’s Connaught Place and a two-day Army seminar. The celebrations will culminate in the traditional wreath-laying at India Gate and an Army Day parade at Delhi Cantt.
Army Day is celebrated on January 15 every year to mark the ascension of the first Indian officer, Lt General (later Field Marshal) KM Cariappa, as the Commander-in -Chief of independent India.