New Delhi: Nation tweets’ wishes as India on Wednesday celebrates its 72nd Army Day. The Army Day is celebrated on January 15 every year as it was this day when the first Indian general — General K.M. Cariappa took over as the commander-in-chief of the Indian Army in 1949.
Extending the greetings on Army Day, President Ram Nath Kovind wrote, “On Army Day, greetings to the valiant men and women of the Indian Army, to veterans and to their families. You are our nation’s pride, the sentinels of our liberty. Your immense sacrifice has secured our sovereignty, brought glory to our nation and protected our people. Jai Hind!”
Taking to Twitter, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh wished the Indian Army personnel, saying: “On Army Day today, I salute all valiant Indian Army personnel and recall with pride their indomitable spirit, valour and sacrifices in making India a safer place. #ArmyDay2020.”
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar saluted the guardians of borders and wrote: “We are proud of you Indian Army!”
Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, Piyush Goyal, while saluting the “valour, courage and fortitude” of all Indian soldiers said: “Let us come together and show our gratitude to the Indian Army for their selfless service to the nation and honour all those who sacrificed their lives for us.”
Taking to the Micro-Blogging site, Punjab Chief Minister, Amarinder Singh tweeted: “I salute the indomitable spirit & bravery of the Indian Army on the occasion of #ArmyDay. I am proud to have been a part of this great institution. Happy to share a picture of my interaction with the troops of 3rd Sikh in Tibri Cantt in 2017.”
“I salute the unparalleled bravery & might of the Indian Army on Indian #ArmyDay today! Our soldiers have always kept our heads high on the battlefields with their valor, indomitable courage and sacrifice. Jai Hind!,” said Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
Rajasthan Chief Minister, Ashok Gehlot wrote: “On #ArmyDay, salute the indomitable courage and fortitude of all our soldiers & army personnel. We remain indebted for their selfless service and sacrifices to the nation.”
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee conveyed her wishes tweeting: “Today is #ArmyDay. On this occasion, I salute our brave soldiers who have dedicated their lives to the service of the nation. Let us also remember the martyrs and give their families the strength to cope with their loss. Jai Hind.”
Taking to the social networking site, BJP MP and former cricketer Gautam Gambhir said: “You have never lived until, You have almost died, And for those who choose to fight, Life has a special flavor, The protected will never know!!! – Capt R Subramanium. #Armyday”.