New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and leaders from across the political spectrum extended their greetings to the Indian Army personnel on the occasion of Army Day.
Pesident Ram Nath Kovind greeted on Army Day and said the country will remain forever grateful to its courageous and committed soldiers, veterans and their families.
"On Army Day, greetings to the valiant men and women of the Indian Army. We remember the bravehearts who made the supreme sacrifice in service to the nation. India will remain forever grateful to courageous and committed soldiers, veterans and their families. Jai Hind!," Kovind tweeted.
On Army Day, greetings to the valiant men and women of the Indian Army.
We remember the bravehearts who made the supreme sacrifice in service to the nation.
India will remain forever grateful to courageous and committed soldiers, veterans and their families.
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) January 15, 2021
Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the Indian Army, saying it is strong, brave and resolute.
In a tweet, he said Indian soldiers have made the country proud as he wished them on behalf of the people.
मां भारती की रक्षा में पल-पल मुस्तैद देश के पराक्रमी सैनिकों और उनके परिजनों को सेना दिवस की हार्दिक बधाई। हमारी सेना सशक्त, साहसी और संकल्पबद्ध है, जिसने हमेशा देश का सिर गर्व से ऊंचा किया है। समस्त देशवासियों की ओर से भारतीय सेना को मेरा नमन।
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 15, 2021
Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, Dharmendra Pradhan also extended greetings to Indian Army personnel for their selfless service and dedication towards the nation.
Greetings to Indian Army personnel and their families on the occasion of Army Day. The nation salutes the Indian Army’s indomitable courage, valour and sacrifices. India is proud of their selfless service to the nation.
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) January 15, 2021
भारतीय सेना शौर्य और पराक्रम की प्रतीक है।
देश के बहादुर सैनिकों के अदम्य साहस और बलिदान को नमन करता हूं। राष्ट्र के प्रति उनकी नि:स्वार्थ सेवा और समर्पण पर सभी देशवासियों को गर्व है।
हमारे वीर जवानों, पूर्व सैनिकों और उनके परिवारों को ‘थल सेना दिवस’ की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं। pic.twitter.com/2r27CEdQbC
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) January 15, 2021
On #IndianArmyDay, I join a grateful nation in saluting the bravehearts of our Indian Army. Their valour, fortitude, unflinching determination and selfless service for the nation is unparalleled. pic.twitter.com/6CGFGn2cJk
— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) January 15, 2021
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik also extended wishes on Army Day.
Warm tributes to the veterans, brave soldiers and their families on #ArmyDay. Salute to the brave martyrs who made supreme sacrifice for the nation. India is proud of their indomitable courage and selfless sacrifice to protect the sovereignty and integrity of our country. pic.twitter.com/uep4qWTnlF
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) January 15, 2021
BJP Vice-President Baijayant Panda also extended wishes to Indian soldiers and their families.
Proud of our Army!
On Army Day, greetings and best wishes to the valiant Indian Army personnel and their families. The courage, valour, commitment & selfless dedication of our Army to protect the honour of #BharatMata is incomparable.
Jai Hind 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/xlMWF2N5xQ
— Baijayant Jay Panda (@PandaJay) January 15, 2021
As we celebrate Indian Army Day, we salute and honour the valour and selflessness of our jawans who put their lives in danger to secure our borders and keep us safe.
Jai Hind pic.twitter.com/WqDKRJg1Zg
— Congress (@INCIndia) January 15, 2021
Army Day is observed on January 15 to mark the first Indian general taking over the command of the Indian Army from a British officer in 1949.