Rashmi Rekha Das

Indian Army has earned kudos on social media for celebrating the 100th birthday of a retired soldier KK Gopalakrishnan Nair. Nair, who retired as Havildar, turned 100 years on November 23. 

The Army Service Corps presented Nair with a souvenir and made his birthday a memorable one. Army’s kind gesture has, meanwhile, received praises from all and sundry.

The Indian Army took to social media to share the news. They wrote on Instagram, "#WeCare Havildar KK Gopalakrishnan Nair (Retd), the #veteran turned 100 years on 23 Nov 2022. He was felicitated on his centenary birthday by Army Service Corps #ASC & was presented a souvenir on behalf of Director General Supplies & Transport. #IndianArmy"

Soon after the post was shared by the Army roughly 22 hours ago, social media users showered their love for Indian Army. 

Many social media users were moved by the Indian Army's kind gesture and reacted with heart emojis.
So far, the post has amassed around 75,000 likes. 

Praising the Indian Army, the grandson of the veteran soldier wrote, “So proud! This is my grandfather and our family is deeply indebted to the former Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar, IAS for initiating this event. Also kudos to ASC Trivandrum who conducted the event at the unit level!”

Another user wrote: "A special salute from my heart for honouring this old man (x Havildar) this deed display the gratitude to our soldiers by our nation. JAI HIND.”

Many users also left heart emojis for the Indian Army.