In a solemn but impressive ceremony held at the Tezpur War Memorial, the Gajraj Corps Commander, Lt Gen Manoj Pande AVSM, VSM laid the wreath.
Indian Army’s elite Gajraj Corps celebrated the Army Day at Tezpur in Assam. This day is celebrated as a mark of respect to salute the valiant soldiers who had laid down their lives to protect the country.
In a solemn but impressive ceremony held at the Tezpur War Memorial, the Gajraj Corps Commander, Lt Gen Manoj Pande AVSM, VSM laid the wreath. He complimented all ranks for their dedication and devotion beyond the call of duty while serving in counter insurgency areas of Assam as well as in the inclement weather and remote areas of Arunachal Pradesh, besides aiding civil population in the hours of need.
It may be recalled that it was on the 15th January in 1948, that Lieutenant General K M Cariappa took over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander.
Thus, this day is celebrated to recognise this proud moment, when an Indian assumed command of the Indian Army. A large number of officers, JCOs and Jawans of Tezpur Garrison participated in the event and paid homage to the martyrs.
On the occasion of 71st Army Day unit of Red Horns Division in its efforts towards connecting with the youth organised a Career counselling session and sports meet in various schools of District Chirang, Assam. Students were educated about Indian Army with main aim of motivating them to join Armed Forces. Approximately 565 students & 20 teachers attended the event.