Army Day : History And Life Lessons
Until the independence of India, the head of Indian Army used to be the British. Army Day is observed on 15th January every year in India, in recognition of Field Marshal K. M. Cariappa 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 in January 1949.
India attained Independence on August 15, 1947 after the slavery of British rule for almost 200 years. At the time of Indian independence, the country was experiencing communal riots.
Due to this type of anarchic atmosphere many administrative problems started arising then the army had to come forward to control the situation so that the peace can be ensured during partition and hence Field Marshal K. M. Cariappa became the first Indian Army Chief of Independent India on 15th January,1949.
Since this opportunity was very remarkable for the Indian Army, it was decided to celebrate this grand day every year in India as Army Day and since then this tradition has been continuing.
On this day, salute is given to all those Brave Fighters who have given up everything to protect the motherland and maintain the integrity and Pride of the Nation.
The Indian Armed Forces are one of the institutions, Indians can actually be proud.
But, Why stop there? Let’s go from admiring to learning.
Life lessons we can learn from the Indian Armed Forces:
1. To develop discipline in day to day life.
2. Practicing “Unity in Diversity”.
3. Being Selfless.
4. To believe in your team and in your organization.
5. To be a True Patriot.
6. To maintain your own integrity and expect the same from others.
7. To be dependable when you are needed the most.
8. Developing Positive Attitude in Life.
So, Let us proudly honor our Indian Army.